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Windows 7: Customize Start Menu buttons?

23 Mar 2011   #1
iqandjoke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Customize Start Menu buttons?

Could I change "Default Programs" to "Add/Remove programs"?
Or even add a new entry in the start menu?


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23 Mar 2011   #2
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iqandjoke View Post
Could I change "Default Programs" to "Add/Remove programs"?
Or even add a new entry in the start menu?
I haven't checked into a replacement of Default Programs, but you should be able to add Programs and Features shortcut to the start menu. There are variations of the command, but I use this one from a context menu and the Run box

Code:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0
or

appwiz.cpl for the short version, lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2011   #3
iqandjoke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iqandjoke View Post
Could I change "Default Programs" to "Add/Remove programs"?
Or even add a new entry in the start menu?
I haven't checked into a replacement of Default Programs, but you should be able to add Programs and Features shortcut to the start menu. There are variations of the command, but I use this one from a context menu and the Run box

Code:
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0
or

appwiz.cpl for the short version, lol
Nice workaround though. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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