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Windows 7: Delete stings from ie Control Panel

12 May 2014   #1
KrX

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Delete stings from ie Control Panel

Hello,

i want to delete some stings like this one here:



i could delete them in the shell32.dll.mui (replacing the sting via space like = " ") but after doing that a 1px space is left and when i point at it via my cursor i can still click the "link"

also there is a 2 line space like this (thats not the actual picture, but you should understand):



so is there a way to fix that?


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12 May 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

You are only deleting the name. There will be some registry value that could possibly delete those but I don't know of it and a simple search didn't show me anything. I'll try to see if someone knows how to do that. It's easy to delete control panel items but I'm not sure about the links you want to delete. FWIW, both link to the same place, "System properties".
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12 May 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well to start KrX you might have been better posting this in the Vista forum (it is a sister forum to this one and is at the top of this page) and ask there as folks in there would be still using Vista.
But I really am at a loss as to why you want to delete those ref points??
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12 May 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The shell32.dll.mui file supplies the strings specific to the language the computer is configured for. It does not provide any means of actually hiding the control the string is associated with.

What you are attempting is possible for dialog boxes but the window in question is not a dialog box. I don't know of any supported way of doing this and very much doubt such exists. It could be done with third party software but Microsoft strongly discourages this. Such solutions tend to be very fragile and could break with even a Windows update. I know of none and doubt such exists.

Microsoft does not have unlimited resources and they must choose where they can be used to best effect. There are many implications in providing such customization and the cost high. Considering that few people would desire this feature it was not provided. I think it a wise choice.
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12 May 2014   #5
KrX

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@ICit2lol

sorry i copied the screenshot from the internet just to show you what i want, im using win7 professional

and i want to delete them because i removed a lot of funktions (with winreducer and myself) and clicking on this strings cause errors

so here is an image i did myself



and as you can see at the left bottom there arent any strings (because i removed the windows update feature etc), but normaly there are WIndows Updates and some other strings there.

so there should be a way to do this
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12 May 2014   #6
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KrX View Post
@ICit2lol

sorry i copied the screenshot from the internet just to show you what i want, im using win7 professional

and i want to delete them because i removed a lot of funktions (with winreducer and myself) and clicking on this strings cause errors

so here is an image i did myself



and as you can see at the left bottom there arent any strings (because i removed the windows update feature etc), but normaly there are WIndows Updates and some other strings there.

so there should be a way to do this
Are you locking this down to be a workstation with limited access or are you just doing this for yourself?
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12 May 2014   #7
KrX

Windows 7 x64
 
 

this will be my personal windows on my notebook, i managed to reduce windows 7 x64 to 1Gb (installed) and now i want to fix some cosmetic bugs
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12 May 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See if group policy might offer what you want to hide those items. They will still be there, but disabled.....

As stated though I don't think there is a way this can be achieved with it disappeared entirely unless group policy offers that setting.
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12 May 2014   #9
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
See if group policy might offer what you want to hide those items. They will still be there, but disabled.....

As stated though I don't think there is a way this can be achieved with it disappeared entirely unless group policy offers that setting.
I was poking around Group policy and I didn't find anything. Could be wrong though.
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12 May 2014   #10
KrX

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ive got now this "tutorial"

Ultimate Guide for Customizing Windows 7 System Properties - AskVG

and im trying to figure out where i can find that
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