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Windows 7: Remove Pinned OEM Icons from Taskbar for ALL USERS

13 Jul 2012   #1
HammernNail

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Remove Pinned OEM Icons from Taskbar for ALL USERS

I am trying to find out how Lenovo has configured Win 7 such that each new user gets two icons- Lenovo Shop App and Lenovo Device Experience. I know a user can unpin them, but this is for a business and we cannot expect every user to be able to accomplish this task. We do not want to create a support snafu when users try to use these icons.

I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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13 Jul 2012   #2
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

quote : I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.


Were you referring to this tutorial ?
Taskbar Pinned Programs - Enable or Disable
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13 Jul 2012   #3
HammernNail

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, this method I am aware of. This is not what I want. I just want to delete the OEM icons. While still allowing all users to work with the standard default Win 7 icons and add their own icons. The local GPO described in the link you provided disables all pinned icons.
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13 Jul 2012   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammernNail View Post
Yes, this method I am aware of. This is not what I want. I just want to delete the OEM icons. While still allowing all users to work with the standard default Win 7 icons and add their own icons. The local GPO described in the link you provided disables all pinned icons.
Sorry. I have no answer for you.

t-4-2
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13 Jul 2012   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

This is obviously how Lenovo customized the initial install image, along with the assorted 3rd party apps that OEM's are fond of putting on new computers.

Not sure how many computers you're trying to remove that from, but it may just be easier to manually remove it from each one.

Another option could be a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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13 Jul 2012   #6
HammernNail

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Derekimo,

This is not an Enterprise size company so we do not have many machines with this problem. I have heard that a fresh reinstall will remove the icons, but I am looking for a way to manually remove them as you have replied.

Do you know how to remove them so new users logging on to the PC will NOT get these icons? This is what I am looking for.
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13 Jul 2012   #7
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Could you upload a screenshot so we know exactly what the issue is? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Stephen
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13 Jul 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Just send out an email telling them to unpin the icons. Or better yet just leave them alone.
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13 Jul 2012   #9
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just send out an email telling them to unpin the icons. Or better yet just leave them alone.
You could even to a screen capture video to show them if they are not overly confident with computers.
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13 Jul 2012   #10
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Or, you could uninstall the programs if you don't want people using those programs and reinstall them from Lenovo's site when necessary.
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