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Windows 7: Delete one of two "Personalize" buttons


05 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 
Delete one of two "Personalize" buttons

When I right-click on an open portion of the desktop, the dropdown menu that appears has two Personalize buttons. One takes me to the correct personalization window. The other doesn't. Clicking and right-clicking on that button brings up a window that says "Your Windows 7 edition is not supported." How do I delete this second Personalize button?

Thanks.



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05 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That's an interesting one, did you install something that may have added that?

You didn't happen to install the program in option two of this tutorial did you?

Desktop Background Wallpaper - Change in Windows 7 Starter

I know it adds the personalize option to Starter and Home Basic versions.

We have a tutorial to remove personalize from the context menu, you can see if it removes both, the same tutorial shows how to add it back,

Personalize - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu
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05 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Yes, I must have added something, but I don't remember. I wonder if the extra Personalize button is the "winreview_personalization" entry. Can I just delete it? Thanks.


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05 Jun 2013   #4

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That is the program I was talking about, personalization panel.

I would create a restore point first,

System Restore Point - Create

Do you see that program listed in the control panel?
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05 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Yes, it's listed in Control Panel.

Is Personalization Panel different from the "winreview_personalization" entry?


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05 Jun 2013   #6

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Sorry, I should have clarified Control Panel, Programs and Features.

The one you have outlined there should be there.

I was only asking if it was in programs and features to see if you could simply uninstall from there.

If it is, try uninstalling it, if not, set a restore point and go ahead and delete the one you outlined in this screenshot,



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Is Personalization Panel different from the "winreview_personalization" entry?
Personalization Panel is the program that put that entry in the registry.
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05 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

It worked! I created a restore point and deleted the offending "winreview_personalization" registry entries. Right-clicking on the desktop now shows only one Personalization window--the one that's supposed to be there. Looks like there are no ill effects from the registry deletion, either. Problem solved.

Thanks, derekimo.
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05 Jun 2013   #8

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Glad to hear it worked, you're welcome.
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