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Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

  1. #50


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks very much i was looking for this i made a account to thank you god bless

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  2. #51


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Tony, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  3. #52


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    Windows 8.1


    can someone please create a REG file to undo the changes made by merging these entries?
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  4. #53


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    Hello Passenger,

    That's what step 2 is for.

    Did you have any issues with the context menu?
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  5. #54


    Shawn, I had the same problem described here. I merged the .reg and only had the top level Windows Defender context menu entry.
    I run with UAC disabled.
    I turned off Windows Defender, merged the .reg again and all the context menu sub entries are there now and functional.

    Might be a good idea to add this to the tutorial.

    To enable Windows Defender you have to use the Security Center as the Windows Defender link out of the Control Panel just says it's disabled and won't open.
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  6. #55


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    Hello Rich,

    Did you disable UAC by setting it to "Never Notify", or did you set the EnableLUA registry DWORD to 0?

    If EnableLUA , then yeah that would be why. It messes up a lot more than just breaking Store apps.
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  7. #56


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    thanks for this fix.
    in regards to the broken context menu, i noticed that in one of the screenshots chrome was in the background with the downloaded file in the bottom downloads bar. when i first downloaded it i ran it from chrome also and got the broken context menu. after removing it, i tried again with the file itself in explorer and it worked fine, without disabling uac.
    so i would suggest that if you ran the reg file from your browser and got the broken context menu, try running the downloaded file itself straight from explorer instead and see if that works.

    i also just registered to reply since i seem to keep finding myself back here anyways as ive been getting my windows 8 properly set up. clearly you guys are the best
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  8. #57


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    Hello Speedj2, and welcome to Eight Forums. Thank you for your contribution.
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  9. #58


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    HI brink does this work in windows 8.1 as mine went away after the install update?. however it kept the scan with windows defender in the send to area but not this one.
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  10. #59


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tony,

    Yep, it works in 8.1 as well. The 8.1 update just reset a lot back to default for you.
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