Question

Is it possible to remove items from My Computer? I would like to remove the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties button which is displayed there along with my drives which I would like to keep. Here is a screenshot of the My Computer window.

Answer

To remove the Taskbar and Start Menu icon from My Computer, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MyComputer \ NameSpace

  • Delete the sub-key named {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
  • Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MyComputer \ NameSpace

  • Delete the sub-key named {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
  • Close Regedit.exe

Note:  If one of the above registry branches does not exist, ignore and proceed to next step.