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16 Nov 2011   #21
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy64 View Post
@koolkat77
i know this tutorial, but this goes into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER branch, but i don't want to remove the computer-icon for my administrator. i want to remove it for a special user or for the users group.
go to run and type regedit and
go to Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\]
click on advance and create a new DWORD value as "Start_ShowMyComputer" and press enter then right click and modify and set the Value data to 0

Location: Current User
Value Name: Start_ShowMyComputer
Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
Enabled Value: 0
Disabled Value: 1
Action Type: Add an Entry


and restart/log off, i did it myself and the My computer was gone post back once you're done


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16 Nov 2011   #22
Greg S

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy64 View Post
@koolkat77
i know this tutorial, but this goes into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER branch, but i don't want to remove the computer-icon for my administrator. i want to remove it for a special user or for the users group.
Have you tried here?

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16 Nov 2011   #23
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy64 View Post
@koolkat77
i know this tutorial, but this goes into the HKEY_CURRENT_USER branch, but i don't want to remove the computer-icon for my administrator. i want to remove it for a special user or for the users group.
Have you tried here?

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i didn't try it that way but thanks its easier, @ snoopy you could try it too
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16 Nov 2011   #24
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

@Greg S
thx for this is worked.
i've seen the option, but i didn't read it properly. i thought it would only remove the computer icon from the desktop and not from the start menu.
BUT it worked perfectly!!!! :-)

@koolkat77
i tried the tutorial, but i only removes the computer icon from the current user and this is an administrator.
in my case it was useless.

@rustburger
i tried it, and i failed. Because u have the option as an administrator to change the start menu and taskbar but not as a user.

but finally i got it!!!
thx to all for ur help!!!!


cu
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16 Nov 2011   #25
Greg S

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy64 View Post
@Greg S
thx for this is worked.
i've seen the option, but i didn't read it properly. i thought it would only remove the computer icon from the desktop and not from the start menu.
BUT it worked perfectly!!!! :-)


cu
You're welcome and Yes, it is a double edged sword. You lose it in both places
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18 Nov 2011   #26
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

i thought we could close this post, but....
...i found one more security whole.

how can i remove or deactivate the user picutre??? have a look in the "red circle".
if u click on the user picture u have access to the control panel.

where can i deactivate this??? or how can i remove the user picture from the start-menu???


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18 Nov 2011   #27
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

i haven't tried it my self, but take a look at the last post here Remove user picture from start menu

and this too http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...e-remover.html
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18 Nov 2011   #28
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

thx koolkat77 for ur fast answer.
i think i'm going to try the second option.

i would prefer (like all the time) the way via group policies, but if there is no way i have to do it with a tool.
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18 Nov 2011   #29
Greg S

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy64 View Post
i thought we could close this post, but....
...i found one more security whole.

how can i remove or deactivate the user picutre??? have a look in the "red circle".
if u click on the user picture u have access to the control panel.

where can i deactivate this??? or how can i remove the user picture from the start-menu???
I would think that if you have a password for your Admin account and the user/s do not know the password, you should be fine.
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19 Nov 2011   #30
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

thx for the answers.
i worked!!!
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