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How to get rid of the OEM link in the XP Start
Some hardware vendors install links in the the
XP Start menu. If you never use it, it's just taking up space,
but you may not be able to delete it like a normal shortcut.
To remove it:
Right click the Start menu and select Properties.
Click Start Menu tab, then the Customize button.
Click the Advanced tab.
In the list of Start Menu items, uncheck the box labeled
If it's not in the list you can still delete it by editing the
In the registry editor, go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \
Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ StartMenu \
Double click the ShowOEMLink entry in the right pane.
Set the value to 0.
Exit and Restart Windows.
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