How to Remove Unwanted Menu Items


  1. Posts : 28
    WIN10
       #1

    How to Remove Unwanted Menu Items


    I have 30 laptops we use in our school environment. I want to reduce the visual distractions for the student on the Start menu.

    I have been looking for a way to remove "Settings" and "Windows Security" from the User Menu. These are not located in the two places that I know to look:
    C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Would anyone know how to remove these (shown in picture).

    Thank you everyone.

    Windows 10 1909

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  2. Posts : 11
    Win10 Home v1909 (10.0.18363)
       #2

    How to Add or Remove Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10


    Hi SSN651, Try this
    How to Add or Remove Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10. Search in Tutorials.
    Good Luck with the kids not changing it back!
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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 19041.264
       #3

    What you could do is to go to windows settings > start > and disable there the app list display , then you only have tiles to manage at will ?
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @SSN651,

    SSN651 said:
    I have 30 laptops we use in our school environment. I want to reduce the visual distractions for the student on the Start menu.

    I have been looking for a way to remove "Settings" and "Windows Security" from the User Menu. These are not located in the two places that I know to look:

    Code:
    C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Would anyone know how to remove these (shown in picture).

    Windows 10 1909.

    How to Remove Unwanted Menu Items-menu.jpg
    First of all, look here => Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10.

    [1] Are the computers networked?
    [2] Is Windows and the software rolled out to each computer or are they ALL standalone computers?
    [3] Is there an IT department?
    [4] Do you want to delete them or disable them?
    [5] Would you need to re-instate them at any stage?

    I hope this helps!
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  5. Posts : 28
    WIN10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you Paul Black.

    The computers are stand alone, not networked.
    I am the go-to IT 'guy', but not technically trained.
    I would like to DELETE them, no recovery necessary.

    The link you provided refers to the two folders that I referenced, these two items (Settings and Windows Security reside somewhere else).
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