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Delete Action Center permanently (icon and all)

  1. #1


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Delete Action Center permanently (icon and all)


    Hello, I want to delete the Action Center permanently, not hide it. I know my way around a computer too much to need that silly thing. I can't use the "Turn system icons on and off" menu because I use a replacement shell for explorer.exe (bbLean) and it gives me a error while trying to access "Turn system icons on and off" because bbLean does not have that.


    P.S. I went to change the forum theme to the PC metro theme and I accidentally clicked the theme for tablets and such and cannot find the theme changer on this theme.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Hi,

    You can't delete it since it runs off of svchost.exe.

    Run explorer.exe and hide it in "Turn system icons on and off"

    In Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc

    Change Start value to 4.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SDRSVC

    Change Start value to 4.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PcaSvc

    Change Start value to 4.

    Reboot.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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