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Slow search in Windows 2012 R2 start menu

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 (full version, not core). When I start to type the name of a program in the start menu, there is a latency of several seconds before results are suggested. I suspect ...
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The built-in “Administrator” account has start screen shortcuts by default that my created account lacks. How do I get them?

I installed Windows Server 2012 and did some of the initial setup with the built-in Administrator account. I created my own user account and made it a member of the Administrators group so I could ...
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Disable metro on Windows Server 2012 RDS Session host with GPO?

I wonder if it's possible to disable the metro completely on a Windows server 2012 RD Session host, preferably through group policies. I need to do this because I haven't figured out a way to lock ...
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How to hide “Log Off” button Windows 2008 R2?

I have created a Standard user and disabled the "Switch User/Lock" from registry with the followings : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer ...
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Turn Windows 7 Start Menu “Shut Down” button into “Log Off” even when Windows Updates are pending

I've configured our Windows 7 clients to have "Shut Down" replaced with "Log Off" as the default button on the Start Menu in the labs on our campus using Loopback and User ...
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Remove classic start menu with GPO?

We are running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, with Windows XP Professional on our workstations. I have created a few Organisational Units and put various levels of user in each. I have also ...
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Windows Server 2008 start menu showing unexpected items in right click menu

I have 3 Windows Server 2008 Standard virtual servers on Hyper-V. On 2 of them when I right click the Start menu I get the standard selections: Open, Explore, etc. but on the other I get the same menu ...
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Windows Server 2008 freezes when I run programs as administrator

I am working on a machine running Windows Server 2008. Every program I have tried to run (firefox, notepad, wordpad) works fine, but if I right-click on any item on the desktop or the start menu and ...
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Powershell script to clean the most recently used programs on the Start Menu in Vista and Windows 7

Am looking for a powershell script that cleans (removes) all the items from the most-recently used programs from the Vista/Windows 7 Start menu. NOTE: Cleaning the items does not mean disabling the ...
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Can the Shut Down button be removed from the Start Menu?

I often have to remote onto live servers. When I'm done, I go to the Start menu to log off, but the Shut Down button is always lying in wait for me and trying to get me to shut down a live server. Is ...
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MS Office shortcuts in start menu don't work on Vista

In Vista (Business), the shortcuts that are automatically added to the start menu (for recently run programs) don't work for MS Office programs. You click on them and nothing happens. Has anyone seen ...