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Windows 7: Prevent adding and removing in start menu

31 Oct 2010   #1
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Windows 7 ultimate 32bit and 64 bit
 
 
Prevent adding and removing in start menu

how can you prevent anyone from adding or removing things from your start menu


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31 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Do they have their own user accounts?
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31 Oct 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Click on Start orb, type gpedit.msc. There, navigate to this branch:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

In the right pane, you'll see a long list of policies you can configure to your choice.
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01 Nov 2010   #4
windows9

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit and 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Do they have their own user accounts?
no they dont
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10 Nov 2010   #5
windows9

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit and 64 bit
 
 

dosent matter guys i no now how to do it - right click windows 7 orb - properties - untick enable context menu and dragging and dropping
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10 Nov 2010   #6
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

That will certainly work but it will slow your own progress down as well. The reason rich46 asked if other users had their own account is because the issues you are having with other users changing your start menu items is exactly why Microsoft created User Account Control. It is an invaluable tool that will do exactly what you wish. It should not be overlooked.
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