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Windows 7: Office 2010 Update Created New Start Folder!

05 Feb 2011   #1
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 
Office 2010 Update Created New Start Folder!

I installed Office 2010 Pro Plus (on my Win 7 box) and renamed the Start Menu entry as Microsoft Office 2010. That sub menu has eleven program entries an some additional sub folders.

Today I installed numerous Office 2010 updates. After they installed, there is a NEW Start Menu entry of Microsoft Office with three programs.

Both sets of entries start the same application (as I had customized) but the quesiton is: why did the update create these new Start Menu entries? Will it "hurt" anything to just delete them?

Regards,
GEWB


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06 Feb 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Start menu entries are just shortcuts, you can remove what you dont want.
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06 Feb 2011   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi there,

What are those 3 programs ? As Bill told those are just shortcuts. But it would to be nice to know what those programs are.
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06 Feb 2011   #4
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hi there,

What are those 3 programs ? As Bill told those are just shortcuts. But it would to be nice to know what those programs are.
Added new Office folder with Excel, Power Point and Word.

Regards,
GEWB
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06 Feb 2011   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Start menu entries are just shortcuts, you can remove what you dont want.
Thanks for your reply. I know they are shortcuts - investigation shows the same program but different created/ modified times from my "normal" folder shortcuts.

I'll just delete the unwelcomed mistake caused by the updates.

Regards,
GEWB
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