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Windows 7: New applications not highlighted in start menu

06 Apr 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
New applications not highlighted in start menu

New applications installed not highlighted in start menu

Hi everybody i installed a few new applications. After installation i don t see them in my startup menu, not like in xp were new applications were marked via new programs installed - I already tapped the options show newly installed programs but still they arent show up

Anybody any suggestions?

Thank you very much

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06 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi broeckie27,

It may well be that the applications you installed didn't create Start Menu Items (alot don't nowadays from what I've seen)

Could you be a bit more specific about which apps they are? chances are someone uses them and can tell you whether they have Start Menu entries.

Also: You can add them yourself, by going to C:\Users\<Your Username>\Start Menu\Programs and putting shortcuts in there

Hope it helps,
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07 Apr 2011   #3

Window 7 Ultimate N X64

I have the same problem... when installing a program it will create an icon on the desktop. in the All Programs menu it creates a "folder?" and when I choose this it displays (empty)

This happens on both of my Win 7 machines - 1 is Win 7 x32 and the other is a Win 7 x64...

the concern is many programs normally install more than the run shortcut for the program - there may be an un-install or maintenance option missing...
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07 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

If should work, if you have "Highlight newly installed programs" checked.

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23 Apr 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Hey everyone thanks again for your advice these tips were very helpfull
problem resolved now
thank you
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