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Windows 7: Right click menu turned to old style

14 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Yup - you get some rep for pointing out the difference with AVG installed.

In retrospect, it should have been obvious - but it was an easy enough mistake to say that it occurred in certain areas or with a certain methodology, whereas it is actually the context menu items themselves causing this.

EDIT - added the following

lol - my single instance of rep gave you three boxes - congrats!

haha thanks, i seem to be on a roll lately since I just got the badge yesterday

Im wondering what other programs will cause the context menu change, whether it's just AV software or maybe since we're running 64 bit OS, and the programs are actually 32 bit

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14 Nov 2009   #12


From my understanding of it, 32bit shell extensions don't work in 64bit OSs - I had a bit of trouble using more than a couple of them when I was first on Vista x64, then when I started testing Windows 7 64bit. In that time, many have come out with 64bit shell extensions, so I am able to use them - but a few have not, and I am stuck without them.
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15 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit

Ok its fixed, you were right, it was some application. I removed few of them so I don't know which one exacly was causing it.

Adobe AIR
Adobe Media Player

Thanks everyone.
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16 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks green98ls,
Replacing AVG with Avira did the trick for me.
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16 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64

From here:
Why does my right click context menu have two styles? - Neowin Forums

Another way to get back the modern right-click menu without uninstalling the program is to turn off the shell extension using ShellExView.
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16 Nov 2009   #16

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iron2000 View Post
From here:
Why does my right click context menu have two styles? - Neowin Forums

Another way to get back the modern right-click menu without uninstalling the program is to turn off the shell extension using ShellExView.
Cool deal. Thanks.
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26 Dec 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

DAP's (Download Accelerator Plus) "Shred File" context menu item also causes the old style menu problem.
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