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Start up menu, where did it come from?

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    Start up menu, where did it come from?


    I am not certain how this start up menu appeared on my W8.1.1 system:

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    There's no program to uninstall, nor does it show up in the list of start up tasks, that makes it hard to remove it. Anyone has some idea what it is and how to remove it?

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    Posts : 21
    windows 8.1


    Maybe the new start menu of windows because you have windows 8.1.1. Is this the windows for a computer or the windows for a windows Phone you have?
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    The screenshot is from Windows 8.1.1; maybe it was part of WMP installation?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's not part of the Update to 8.1. Looks like a third party utility to me. What version of 8.1 do you have that doesn't have WMP? You must be running N or KN?
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    would not have been installed from any Microsoft program ,maybe you downloaded WMP from the wrong site .
    if it all start from that cog wheel in lower left corner ,try right clicking on it to see if it has a properties .
    do a search for things like ,
    In Depth
    Power8
    Pokki
    StartW8
    Start Menu 8
    ViStart
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    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    You could try going to Programs and Features, then clicking the heading on the Installed On column to put them in date order, and see what was recently installed.
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    Yes, this is a Windows 8.1.1 Pro N version and I've just added WMP to it.

    The actual program is "Smart Menu" and just uninstalled it. Not sure why it didn't show up in the "Add/Remove" program list yesterday, but did today and its gone...

    Thank you all for your help...
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    are you sure you haven't been using THIS edition of Windows.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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