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How can I remove unwanted shortcuts in control panel in Vista?

By Rukasuzu
Oct 7, 2008
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  1. How can I remove unwanted shortcuts in control panel in Vista?
    I will try to reply asp!
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    Hi!
    You could download yamicsoft Vista Manager and select: SECURITY> CONTROL PANEL
    then select the shortcut and click delete Button on bottom of window.

    I would be careful though. there is no recreate option in vista or vista manager that i know of.
    I assume that you must be wanting to remove an aplett installed by a program you no longer want to use? otherwise i would leave it alone.
  3. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    yeah

    I wanted to remove a program, I no longer use!
  4. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    doble click computer on destop > click uninstall or change a program at top of window > wait for list of installed programs to appear > click on the program you want to uninstall > and select "uninstall or change".

    or click programs and features in control panel (clasic view) and select program to unstall. (click programs if you are in control panel home).
  5. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    but the shortcut is in control panel!

    but the shortcut is in control panel!
    I did look in there and it wasn't there, in Uninstall program
  6. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    so is the program still working on your system? what happens when you double click the icon in control panel?
    did you uninstall the program or just deleted the icon from your desktop?
  7. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    The program doesn't work cause I deleted it

    The program doesn't work cause I deleted it
    I don't need that program anymore, it caused problems.
    I just wan't the shortcut in control panel gone
    I included the pic, the shortcut is highlighted in red

    Attached Files:

  8. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    OK my first post is still the answer.
  9. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Thank You pcaceit It has worked

    Thank You pcaceit It has worked
    It wouldn't at first but it said a link to where the file was so I traced it and deleted it manually.
    Now its fine :)
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You should always use the uninstall link (or Programs menu) to uninstall any program
    Otherwise you may still have issues with your computer, ie:
    Registry Entries
    System Files in Windows
    Startup links (as well as in registry)
    Tasks
    AutoUpdates
    Logs
    Also other programs in future may not work, due to the program registry settings

    Therefore here are your options
    Re-install the program fully, then use the Programs uninstall command
    Use an uninstall tool made for that program (I can't make it out exactly, in the pic)
    Or use an "Uninstaller" program like Revo Uninstaller

    I advise you strongly to do this, else you may have corruptions in future
  11. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Everything else seems to work.

    Everything else seems to work.
    I will be very careful with that for sure :D
    I also checked that the Program updates was associated with Inter Video WinDvd
    That program hadn't worked very well in Vista for me, the Inter Video WinDvd, I double checked that program. I uninstalled WinDVd, and when installing it again the Folder returned where Program Updates was Stored. So I knew that it was Windvd's problem. I uninstalled Windvd and unistall dind't do a good job! Of that program, so thats why I needed to delete that Program Updates in Control Panel, cause it was uselss. So I downloaded Vcl for media, and its rocks now
    As Of now everything is back to normal order
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok, well if you're happy that's great

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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