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Windows 7: Pin/unpin apps to taskbar problem in Win 7/64 Pro

01 Jan 2014   #1
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 
Pin/unpin apps to taskbar problem in Win 7/64 Pro

OK, here goes my first post.
I just restored a HP dv5 laptop to factory original. In setting it up the way I want, I noticed that Windows Media Player was pinned to the task bar. I unpinned it but it returns when the computer is restarted.
I looked in the start folder, found it empty. Checked the Run & Run Once sections of the registry and found nothing related to the media player. I am at the limit of my ability at this point. So I ask my question finally.
How do I prevent Windows Media Player from being repeatedly pinned to the task Bar?


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01 Jan 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I know Factory restore sounds like a great thing to do but it's not all that hot as you would expect because of all of the now expired trial software commonly know as junkware,
if you truly want a Fresh start see these for the best chance at a great re-install of windows 7,
This is most likely your best bet because computer manufactures stopped a long time ago from shipping reinstall disks with computers,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html
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01 Jan 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello tlrsr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Resetting the taskbar pinned items should sort this for you, but you will need to pin anything you wanted back afterwards.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2014   #4
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 
Problem solved!

Thanks TrashZone.
unfortunately, your post came too late as I had already done the factory restore. I will however retain the link for future use.

Thanks Shaun.
Your Bat file apparently did the trick. The Windows Media shortcut was removed and has not come back.

Again, thanks to both of you for excellent suggestions and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!
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01 Jan 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. I'm glad it could help.
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