Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

01 Jan 2014   #1

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?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2014   #2

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,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2014   #3

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, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jan 2014   #4

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2014   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news. I'm glad it could help. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
How to Pin or Unpin a Folder to Taskbar in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This will show you how to pin a folder to the taskbar directly or as a toolbar with a small or large custom icon, and with or without a text name in Windows 7 and Windows 8. The pinned taskbar items are located in this...
Can't Unpin Taskbar Items
I just bought a new HP laptop. They've included some items in the task bar for Windows Live and HP Utilities. I've selected unpin, but the tiled/group items are still there. I individually selected and clicked the x to delete and the they were removed, but the group icon is still present and I...
General Discussion
Can't unpin from taskbar
I have somehow pined a ULR link to my taskbar. I have been trying to remove it for a month or so now, my google searches and forum searches have turned up nothing. If I right click it nothing happens, if I left click it it opens the webpage. I have looked in the taskbar pinned folder and it...
General Discussion
Cannot Unpin Folder from Taskbar
I cannot seem to unpin a particular folder from the "Pinned" list for Windows Explorer on the taskbar. The folder refers to a network location that is no longer valid (i.e. \\\foldername). Is there anywhere I can manually delete these entries? I've Googled and looked in a number of...
General Discussion
Cannot unpin from taskbar!?
I've been trying to get windows 7 all running, and have been having problems all day... first my initial plan was to make a dual boot so I could have my vista too, but when I made another partition, the vista wouldn't boot, nor would it reinstall, nor would 7 install... eventually I just formatted,...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+