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Windows 7: Start Menu Icons Can't Be Removed

18 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 64-bit

Noticed something strange. Sometimes when I click to remove the item from the list, it will actually make that icon swap places with another next to it, but won't remove it.

Doubt it's helpful, but thought I'd mention it.

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18 Jan 2010   #12


Right click with the mouse on this icon you want to remove. You will see the falling menu with options. Choose 'Remove from this list' option and this is it.
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18 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beer456733 View Post
Right click with the mouse on this icon you want to remove. You will see the falling menu with options. Choose 'Remove from this list' option and this is it.
That's exactly what the problem is. I click that, but the icon just stays. Strange...
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19 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 64-bit

Still nothing? It's a shame. Windows 7 seems to be pretty good, but will just have to wait and see I guess.
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03 Dec 2013   #15

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Start Menu Icons Can't Be Removed, solved

Sorry for posting in such an old thread.
Found this issue on my fathers computer recently and had to register to answer the thread.

Right click the startbutton -> choose properties ->
On Start Menu tab, choose Customize > check "Enable Context Menus and dragging and dropping". Click Ok then "Apply" > OK

Think this solves the issue.
Kind regards,

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03 Dec 2013   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In addition, resetting the Pin to area in the Start Menu may sort this as well.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area
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