vista x64 missing start menu items

lee786

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hi all :)

im having a problem with the startup menu on vista x64

ive installed vista everything went great

after installing i lookked at the all programs menu it had loads of icons for the likes of media centre and other free vista apps

anyway ive installed drivers some of my programs done a windows update downloaded all updates come back to the all programs menu and am missing loads of icons
i havent a clue how this as happend

look at this pic and i have lost everything in the list thats above windows update




any ideas whats happened ?
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Lee,

I would just create another user account temporarily, and copy the shortcuts over to the hidden folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs , then delete the new account. This will save you some time from trying to track them all down. You will still have to manually create the other program shortcuts though.

This tutorial will help with the Start menu:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79571-start-menu-shortcuts.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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lee786

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thanks i will bookmark this thread for next time


it annoyed me that much i formated and reinstalled lol


so far ive got most of the main programs and all updates installed and still have the icons so it's looking good for now
 

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Brink

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Lee,

LOL, I hear you. Sometimes a reinstall is just quicker to make sure it will work. ;)

Once you get everything setup and running smoothly, I would recommend that you do a Complete PC Backup since you have the Ultimate Vista edition. This way it will only take only about an hour to be fully restored with everything. I use a separate partition to make it easier to keep the backup up to date when you make changes.

Backup:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/99709-backup-complete-computer.html

Partition:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95398-disk-management-shrink-partition.html
 

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lee786

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unreal mate it happend again lol


i have tried to open a new account but they are gone from the folder totaly so they won't show in the new account


i think i know whats doing it (sortoff)

when i setup windows after loading up my programs i try to limit what programs start on bootup, when i do this i go to msconfig and take the unneeded ones out the startup and reboot

the 3 programs i took out of startup where adobereader powerdvd 8 and nero 8 BUT saying that id just installed powerdvd 8 so it could have been just that fact that i had installed powerdvd but i doubt it cos it happend with powerdvd 7 also last time i installed vista some 2 days ago lol


ive found alot of the shortcuts and replaced them but there are alot that i can't find.

brink would there be any chance you could copy your default vista shortcuts from the folder :o and upload them or email me them :cry:
 

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Brink

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lee786

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ive found alot of them mate but i can't help but think the list
don't look as big as it did and im not sure what missing cos im new to vistax64

its only the windows default programs that sit above the widows update tab
but as im new to vista i wanted to have a good play with the programs

not a problem, im sure i will find them once i find out what they are lol and store them on my external drive for next time i mess it up
 

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Bubba

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If I can figure out how to do a screenshot, I do one for you. I just installed and have a minimum of excess BS on so far. LOL I was going to wait til tomorrow to try to learn anything else since my brain hurts but I'll give it a go. Check back in about 10 minutes.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Bubba,

You can take a screenshot by pressing the PrtScrn key, then open C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe and press Ctrl+V to paste the screenshot in Paint. Save it has a JPG.

When you are writing your post here, click on the Paperclip icon to upload the screenshot to be attached to your post, then click on the Paperclip icon again to select it to add into your post to be displayed.

Shawn
 

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Brink

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lee786

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bubba just goto C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
(think its a hidden folder ) copy the shortcuts to a folder and zip it and upload it




im very cheeky tonight my head hurts too lol
 

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Bubba

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Thanks Shawn. LOL Dwarf left a tutorial link on the systems score thread. It was easier than i thought. Didn't strain even one of my two brain cells. (He said confidently before getting the darn things to actually post lol.

Anyways Lee, here in two parts is my shortcut menu. I guess I could have left off part2 but i think there may be one or two original items there at the bottom. shortcuts1.jpg

shortcuts2.jpg
 

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lee786

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thanks mate looking at that im only missing a few that i doubt i will ever use.
very greatful for your efforts bubba thanks mate


also thanks to Shawn cheers mate
great forum you have here btw


thanks for your help guys look at this cool tool vista has here
 

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Brink

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mvp
Thank you Lee,

Yeah, I'll have to learn how to use the Snipping Tool one day. I'm just stuck in my habbits with the old way of the PrtScrn key and Paint. LOL
 

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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

lee786

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ive just had ago of it and it's really good mate

realy easy to use, draw round the area you want to keep and save as
no messing with paint :)
 

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    1 x 120GB Seagate
    1 x 150GB Seagate
    1 x 300GB seagate
    150GB external

Bubba

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ive just had ago of it and it's really good mate

realy easy to use, draw round the area you want to keep and save as
no messing with paint :)
Yup, even I learned it lol. It's as easy, if not easier than CRL-C, CRL-V with or without the ALT.

So what's with all this mate stuff Lee? You from Down Under?
 

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lee786

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So what's with all this mate stuff Lee? You from Down Under?

Lol no mate im from the uk, Liverpool

most people here seem to call everyone mate or m8 :D
 

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