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Help remove OEM Junk!!!!!

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Dlovely

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#4
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??
 
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efeezee

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#5
aaahhhh

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

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

THANKS
 
E

efeezee

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#7
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
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
 
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efeezee

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#9
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?
 
#12
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
 
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efeezee

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#13
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!! :)
 
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efeezee

Guest
#15
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..
 
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kewlio

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#16
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.
 
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KLoWn

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#17
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.
 
E

efeezee

Guest
#18
Originally posted by KLoWn
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.
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!!
 

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