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Windows 7: Can't Unpin Taskbar Items

31 Jul 2012   #1

Can't Unpin Taskbar Items

I just bought a new HP laptop. They've included some items in the task bar for Windows Live and HP Utilities. I've selected unpin, but the tiled/group items are still there. I individually selected and clicked the x to delete and the they were removed, but the group icon is still present and I can't get ride of it. Any ideas?


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31 Jul 2012   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

Maybe this will be of help to you.
Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

You'll have to repin anything you still want back afterwards though.
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01 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Another idea is to hold down the Windows key (the one with the flag) and press the R ket which will bring up a dialog box. Type msconfig in the run box, go to the startup tab in msconfig and uncheck the items you no longer want in the taskbar. Reboot the computer. They should not be there. However, many programs will write themselves into the startup menu every time you run them.
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