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Windows 7: Windows 7 customize the Start Menu

16 Nov 2011   #1
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 customize the Start Menu

Hello,
i have to customize the start menu for one user. i have to remove everything except Shutdown button. i'm almost ready. the only icon that is still there, is the "computer" icon. how can i remove this icon from the start menu??? control panel etc are already gone.

i tried it already via the registry but i couldn't find out which user the right one is.
i removed the other icons by Group Policies (thanks for the great tutorials!!!).

can somebody tell me how i can remove the "computer"-icon from the start menu, please.

thx
chris


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16 Nov 2011   #2
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

it should be the first one in the list. under customize.
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16 Nov 2011   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello snoopy

My computer icon in the start menu is controlled by the following key in the registry -
Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Expand this string, and find default icon and replace or remove.

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Danny

Edit - Do you mean the icon at the top or the actual computer word link?


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16 Nov 2011   #4
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

Hello danny,
thx for ur fast answer.
maybe my post was not enough detailed.
i made a screenshot form my laptop (but this is not the pc where i have to do it).
i have to remove the "red circle" ;-)


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16 Nov 2011   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

here, right click properties on your task bar (as my computer is the first option) just select ' don't display this item '
& you're done. hope it helps
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16 Nov 2011   #6
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

thx for the answer.
is there a way in the group policies or in the registry where i can do it???
i'm the administrator and i have to customize the start menu for one user!
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16 Nov 2011   #7
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

well i'm not good at registries. ps. what i posted. did it work?
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16 Nov 2011   #8
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

i couldn't try it out. i'm on the other side of the world (thailand) it's 22.20.
the school is closed now. i have to try it tomorrow.
i would prefer the way via group policies or registry.
i prohibited already everything (right mouse, no taskbar, no nothing) and it's hard to disable your way without a right mouse and a taskbar.
in the worst case i have to undo all my changes and try it this way.

but i still hope, you or somebody else can tell me the way via group policies or registry.

i found a way in the tutorials, but this was just for the actual user (and i was the administrator) not for "normal" users or for a single user.
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16 Nov 2011   #9
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

okay, have you disabled search option in the start menu too?
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16 Nov 2011   #10
snoopy64

wind 7 32bit
 
 

i disabled everything. the only thing what the user still has is the "computer"-icon and the shutdown/herunterfahren options.
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