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Remove gadgets on context menu.

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ak, ok then. We just have a permission/owner issue here. No problem.

    You could use step 3 in OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to take ownership of and "Allow" yourself "Full control" of the Gadgets registry key first. Afterwards, you should be able to delete it.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
    I readed your tutorial yesterday, but it don''t work. Do you have Teamviewer? Can you help me?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, all help needs to be kept in the forum.

    What happens when you try it?

    Could you give a step by step with any errors you get while doing it? I'll be happy to see if I can help.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    I choose Gadgets key and right click -> permission -> advance -> change -> advance -> find out -> choose my user account -> ok -> tick on replace owner on subcontainers and objects. -> ok -> ok.

    And i delete gadgets key, but it alert: "Can not delete gadgets, error while deleting key" :-?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sounds good so far, but it also sounds like you missed step 14 to set permissions to "Allow" yourself "Full control" before trying to delete Gadgets. See step 4 in OPTION TWO in the link in the quote below.

    14. You or members of the administrators group, if selected in step 9, will now be able to grant access permissions for this file, folder, drive, or registry key if you like.
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  5. #15


    Hi trdethuong,
    I also have the same problem with you, so I had solved it.

    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Dec 2012 at 11:40. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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