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Windows 7: No context menu when installing programs

15 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No context menu when installing programs

I'm going nuts here. Since yesterday, many of my context items from programs I use was gone. This was using Win8.1 Preview x64.

After trying lots of stuff that didn't work, I decided to format my computer (wanted to go back to Windows 7 anyways) and so I did. Some installing later I'm done. BUT WAIT! In my freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I still don't get any context options when installing most of my programs.

I have no idea how this came to be? My context items worked flawless until yesterday. Virua? Nah - fresh install makes no difference. A Windows update or something?

Please, if anyone have a clue - help.

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16 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Muyfa666, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Please clarify you are not getting any options in the context menu or just some.

You can try using 7zip.Tools>Options.

Hope this helps.
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16 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

7-Zip is actually one of the few programs that DOES work and adds context menu. Very few (or none) of my programs add context anymore. One of the very troublesome programs are hkSFV for example.
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16 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I suggest you use CCleaner. Use the cleaner and the registry cleaner. check all the boxes.
Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced System Settings, Advanced Tab, Performance-Settings, Uncheck both:

Fade or Slide menus into view and
Fade out Menu Items after clicking

Keep us posted.
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16 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use CCleaner about once a month. I tried this, but to avail.
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16 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muyfa666 View Post
I'm going nuts here. Since yesterday, many of my context items from programs I use was gone. This was using Win8.1 Preview x64.

After trying lots of stuff that didn't work, I decided to format my computer (wanted to go back to Windows 7 anyways) and so I did. Some installing later I'm done. BUT WAIT! In my freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I still don't get any context options when installing most of my programs.

I have no idea how this came to be? My context items worked flawless until yesterday. Virua? Nah - fresh install makes no difference. A Windows update or something?

Please, if anyone have a clue - help.
Are these programs 32 bit programs? Many 32 bit programs will not show a context menu in 64 bit Windows because the Explorer is 64 bit. Perhaps since you reinstalled you have forgotten and expect them all to have a context menu? Have you tried a program you are sure is a 64 bit app and has context menu options?
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16 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am very certain the context worked before the weekend. I use the program all the time, so I would notice right away when it stopped working...
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16 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My guess is that the 64-bit/32-bit suggestion is kind of on the spot. But I am 100% sure I've been using this 32-bit program in a 64-bit environment since Vista. I haven't used a 32-bit since XP.

Is there any way to fix it manually?
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16 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no expert but I did find one.
Take a look at these Tutorials by Brink. Also go to the bottom of the Tutorial page and there you will find many more options.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
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16 Sep 2013   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Here is another tutorial that has advanced options - can add a program to context menu.
Advanced Context Menu
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