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How Do I Stop a Shortcut from Showing Up Again?

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    win 8.1

    How Do I Stop a Shortcut from Showing Up Again?


    When I delete a shortcut from the start menu in the list of programs,, it comes back after I restart my laptop. How do I make sure it doesnt sjhow up there again?

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    What does it point to?
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  3. #3


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    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    What does it point to?
    Its a shortcut to Vaio Update. Specifically, to this:
    "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update\VAIOUpdt.exe"
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    It looks like a "tool set" that comes with the machine. Like on my Laptop I have Toshiba stuff. You would likely need a removal tool that is specific to that package. I would ask on the support forum for the machine. They may have a removal tool for download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    It looks like a "tool set" that comes with the machine. Like on my Laptop I have Toshiba stuff. You would likely need a removal tool that is specific to that package. I would ask on the support forum for the machine. They may have a removal tool for download.
    You mean a removal tool to uninstall the program? If thats what youre suggesting then thats not a good idea because i dont want to uninstall my progrram. I jiust dnmn want it to appear again on the start program menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sileebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    It looks like a "tool set" that comes with the machine. Like on my Laptop I have Toshiba stuff. You would likely need a removal tool that is specific to that package. I would ask on the support forum for the machine. They may have a removal tool for download.
    You mean a removal tool to uninstall the program? If thats what youre suggesting then thats not a good idea because i dont want to uninstall my progrram. I jiust dnmn want it to appear again on the start program menu.
    See if there is an "agent" program that runs in the system tray. It is what likely keeps putting the shortcut back.
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