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Remove gadgets on context menu.

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Remove gadgets on context menu.


    I have a problem when i upgrade windows 8 from windows 7.

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    I tried to search how to remove it, but i didn't find anyway to remove it

    Please help me, thank you very much

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello trdethuong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please export the following registry keys below as .reg files, and upload them here. These are the usual registry locations for desktop context menu items. I'll be happy to take a look through your .reg file, and post back with one to remove this for you.


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

    and

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello trdethuong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please export the following registry keys below as .reg files, and upload them here. These are the usual registry locations for desktop context menu items. I'll be happy to take a look through your .reg file, and post back with one to remove this for you.


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

    and

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    Thanks for your reply, this is my .reg file
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Found it. This will remove it for you.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Found it. This will remove it for you.
    I tried to restart, but it still there
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Did you download the .reg file to your desktop, double click on it to merge it, and approved/allowed any prompts?

    Are you logged in an administrator account?

    You wouldn't need to do anything else like restart.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Did you download the .reg file to your desktop, double click on it to merge it, and approved/allowed any prompts?

    Are you logged in an administrator account?

    You wouldn't need to do anything else like restart.
    Yes, after download, i double click, and chosse Yes. And i restart my computer.

    My computer only have 1 account :-? i choose type is administrator :-?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok. Go ahead and export the registry key below again to see what changes were applied.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

    The Gadgets key at the registry location below is what should have been deleted by my .reg file.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Gadgets
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ok. Go ahead and export the registry key below again to see what changes were applied.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground

    The Gadgets key at the registry location below is what should have been deleted by my .reg file.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Gadgets
    Here you are. I tried to manual detele Gadgets key, but i got an error.

    This is error i got:
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    Permission:
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    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
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