Help remove OEM Junk!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by efeezee, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    How can I remove the "Dell Solution Center" from my start menu?

    THANKS!!
     
  2. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    you cant right click on it and delete the shortcut??
     
  3. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    Nope...

    Nope, I wish it was that easy...

    any ideas??
     
  4. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    hmm thats strange, is it there if you switch to the classic start menu theme? i can't stand the normal start menu personally. there has to be some registry hack for it. Can you remove the program itself through add/remove?? or search for it via explorer and delete it/uninstall it that way??
     
  5. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    aaahhhh

    still no luck... no add/remove option, nothing I can find..

    all you OEM haters out there must know a way...

    THANKS
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try this:
    Start\run\msconfig
    Go to startup & see if it is being loaded on startup there. If so untick it.
     
  7. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    nope

    nothing there... this icon doesn't even load an app, it's just a link to "C:\DELL\DELLBUTN.HTM" which takes you to their website or MS help..

    I just want to get rid of the stupid icon...

    any other ideas? THANKS
     
  8. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    you might look in
    HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\startmenu\startmenu

    And look for something for dell and delete it or under

    HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\advanced\folder

    If i still had my oem i could help

    one more thing is you can right click on the open part of the start menu and press properties then click customize then advanced and look around for it in there
     
  9. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    well..

    I looked around the reg where you suggested, nothing stood out...

    I can't believe it is this hard to remove a single stupid icon... AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

    :)

    Now I feel better...

    any other thoughts?
     
  10. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowOEMLink

    Go to NoOEMLinkInstalled and change it to 1
     
  11. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    WEll now i accidently put the same thing on my computer so im trying to get rid of it to
     
  12. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    OK i figured it out.. do the nooemlink above then go to
    hkey classes root\clsid\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

    Then change Default (it says dell solution center) so it doesnt say anything then go down to Instance\InitPropertyBag in the same key and delete "command" and "param1" and delete the key default value

    Now log off and back on and it will be gone
     
  13. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    thanks

    first off, thanks xsk8zerox, that is by the far the best help I have had yet...

    I was able to get the icon to disappear, but the spaceholder is still there... what I mean is there is just a big blank space (see attached pic)...

    I know this is picky but is there a way to fix that too?

    THANKS AGAIN!! :)
     
  14. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    woulda been easier to reformat
     
  15. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    thanks

    well, I did reformat, they day I got the PC.

    I think there is some OEM junk integrated into the Windows install disk that Dell gives you... either that or at some point when you install drivers they sneak it in... can't remember if it was there on the 1st reboot after reformat..
     
  16. kewlio

    kewlio Guest

    Right click on the start menu and go to the taskbar and start menu properties. Click the start menu tab, then click customize, then advanced and under Start Menu Items uncheck the manufacturer link box.

    Hope this helps.
     
  17. KLoWn

    KLoWn Guest

    Here are the keys To all Dell OEM software

    RegCleaner 4.3 by Jouni Vuorio

    Author : Dell
    Software : SolutionCenter
    Age : Old

    If you choose to remove this item these keys would be removed
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\DellNet
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\SolutionCenter\1.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\SolutionCenter
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\Sound Control\001
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\Sound Control
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTMLInlineSoundCtl.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\InstalledOptions\Dell\Modem
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\InstalledOptions\Dell
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Netropa\DellTouch\2.0.0.0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Netropa\DellTouch

    Here is the Programs Location

    C:\Program Files\Dell\SolutionCenter
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\MMkbcfg7.exe
    C:\DELL

    Here is all The shortcut Locations
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Favorites\Dell
    (This shortcut is the same for all users)
    C:\I386\Dellnet
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\systemprofile\Favorites\Dell

    This is all the dell stuff i could find (So far)

    Be aware that this is ALL of dells stuff some of these may be drivers to keyboard or other propriatary items.
     
  18. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    Thanks for all of your work... under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dell\" all I have is Sound Center, nothing else...

    I don't know where to find this stupid thing, because it isn't actually an app, just a stupid HTML shortcut,....

    any other ideas? thanks!!
     
  19. KLoWn

    KLoWn Guest

    Here is a App that will help you find all the keys..
    REGCLEANER

    Run a search on the word DELL it will help you find all the links.