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Old 08-14-2007
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Remove icons only from Vista Start Menu
I am trying to create a default profile for my Vista image. When a
lot of programs load they will add the program icon on the Start -
Programs menu and also an uninstall icon. I do not want my users
(students) to see some of these icons because they like to try them
out. Also some of the icons like Windows Mail, Calendar, etc. In XP
I would just delete the icon off the start menu but in Vista it
appears to be removing the program! Is there a different way to do
this? Thanks for any help. I'm still learning Vista.

Dawn

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Re: Remove icons only from Vista Start Menu

dbouton@fuse.net;420592 Wrote:
> I am trying to create a default profile for my Vista image. When a
> lot of programs load they will add the program icon on the Start -
> Programs menu and also an uninstall icon. I do not want my users
> (students) to see some of these icons because they like to try them
> out. Also some of the icons like Windows Mail, Calendar, etc. In XP
> I would just delete the icon off the start menu but in Vista it
> appears to be removing the program! Is there a different way to do
> this? Thanks for any help. I'm still learning Vista.
>
> Dawn


Hi Dawn,

Vista is the same as XP on this. Everything in the Start Menu is
usually just a shortcut to the program in "C:\Program Files". You can
see more on how to add and delete from the Start Menu here:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79...shortcuts.html

You might be better off creating a Standard user account and set that
one up for your students and leave the Administrator account for your
use only. This way you can have everything in your account while their
account will only have what you put on it. Just be sure to password
protect your administrator account. You can do this by going into
Control Panel (Classic View) > User Accounts.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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