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Windows 7: Delete context menu item

23 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Delete context menu item

This is kind of baffling to me, but I can't find where to delete a context menu item that appeared when I installed some program on my HTPC (Windows 7 Ultimate x64).
It's not there when I right-click on a file or on a folder. It's there when I right-click the desktop.

It's the last item "Power".

Where in the registry can I delete this?

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23 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello yomammary, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you added the desktop context menu from the tutorial below. If so, then using step 2 will remove it.
Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
If not, then export your DesktopBackground key at the registry location below, and upload it here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see what item needs to be deleted to remove this for you.


Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Deleted the "Power" key in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell".
Totally worked
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23 Nov 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Great news.
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