"New programs installed" message

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gracie, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. Gracie

    Gracie Guest

    Every time I click on the start button I get the message that new programs are installed. That would be fine as I have installed some new ones but those don't even show up in the program list. The ones that have been installed from day one are showing up as newly installed and the message won't go away. It's driving me nutty! Please help.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Moved to Tips & Tweaks
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can remove it by doing the following:

    - Right click on the start menu
    - Properties
    - Customise "Start menu"
    - Advanced
    - Uncheck "Highlight newly installed programs"

    ;)
     
  4. Gracie

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    Thank you - now do you have any idea why the ones I did install don't even show up in the list of programs? They are in the c/programfiles folder but not on the pop up menu you see when you click start>programs.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not all programs will install links on the start menu, easiest way to do it is to right click on "All programs" on the start menu and make the shortcuts yourself, also easy to cut out all the clutter. Notice tho that not all shortcuts will be visable as they are stored in two different locations, both "All users" and "<username>".
     
  6. Gracie

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    Thank you so much - now if you could just talk HP into answering my questions that quick and not giving me the standard "check faq" answer I'd be just peachy!!!
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Welcome Gracie :)
    Why bother with HP when you have XP-erience.org? :D
     
  8. Gracie

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    Ok LOL - Just installed a new HP printer last night (which co-insides with the new programs that aren't new) and installed it with the usb cable instead of the other. Now I have the "safely remove hardware" icon in my task bar. Can't get rid of it. Ideas?