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Windows 7: Weird Desktop Toolbar

29 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Weird Desktop Toolbar

I bought a new Sony Vaio SR a couple of days ago and just received it today, everything is great except for an extremely obnoxious bar on the desktop, and I have no idea if it's something installed by Sony, or if it's a Windows 7 thing. I would just like it to be gone.

You can't right click it to bring up a menu, and image in the top right corner just shrinks it down and allows you to move it. But you can't drag it into the recycle bin or anything. And to make things better: you can only add stuff to it, you can't drag things out.

Attached is an image of it, if anyone has any idea.

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Weird Desktop Toolbar-desktoptoolbar.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #2


Its a sony thing, just uninstall it from the add/remove programs control panel applet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

looks like some kind of dock tool by sony, just find the software probably something like sony dock, or sony desktop and uninstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

Thanks for the replies - I was finally able to figure out that it was "vaio mode switch", and remove it. The only way to do so was to kill the process from the task manager, and then disable the service from starting up in msconfig.

It doesn't even show up in the typical services menu by running services.msc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

yuck! crapware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600

sad that they continue to exist even in windows 7........ruining it..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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