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"Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This simply isn't working for me on my 8 side. I followed the tute to the T, rebooted, and nothing has changed on the context menu. I performed it 3 times to no avail. It's such a simple thing, yet when it doesn't work it's frustrating. Any ideas?

    In the mean time, I'll go over to my 8.1 side to see if it works there. I can see where this will be quite handy.
    Hey Tony,

    I found what the issue was with Windows 8, and will be updating the tutorial soon after a bit more testing, and will post back when it's ready.

    Currently, it works fine in Windows 8.1.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Sep 2013 at 15:27. Reason: added quote

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  2. #11


    Lol! Thank the gods! I'm not nuts after all! I wrote this in between you deleting your post to change it and me F5ing the thread page.

    Hi Shawn,

    Lol! Am I living in a different dimension?!! I was just on my 8.1 Preview side, had this thread open to install this, and saw your post answering mine. Now on my 8 side I don't see your post. Please tell me you deleted it otherwise I really am ready for the lunie bin!

    Anywho, to answer your question in your post no longer there??; No, it's not within the context menu on my 8 side as in the snip below. It worked on my 8.1 side, though.
    Ok. Thanks
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  3. #12


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    Ok Tony. Tutorial fully updated and tested to work. Please let me know how it works for you.
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  4. #13


    Magnifico, Shawn. Thank you very much!

    Did it change because of updates? I see it's two separate files for each edition now.
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  5. #14


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    Not sure what was the cause, but 8 and 8.1 uses different default registry entries now under the HKCU key for this. Neither works with the other.

    Glad to hear it's working for you now though.
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  6. #15


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    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2


    anyway to remove "pin to start" from context menu only for disk drives? ie C:\ D:\ etc..
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  7. #16


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    Hello m18xr2,

    You could remove "Pin to Start" from the context menu, but it would be from both drives and folder since drives are considered the same as folders.

    If that's ok, then let me know and I'll post back with a .reg file that will remove "Pin to Start" for only all drives and folders.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 52
    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2


    ah man microsoft needs to allow more customization lol
    btw, back in window 7 the "pin to startmenu" and "pin to taskbar" were together the same area and heres a screen shot

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    but now in windows 8 they are separate. anyway to make the two stick together?
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  9. #18


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    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2


    bump.. sorry for the bump. if theres no way around the above then i give up asking lol, but if theres a work around please do tell
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  10. #19


    Posts : 34
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Once again another very useful tweak. Thanks a lot.
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