... but this doesn't remove it. Note: We can remove other components unattendedly using this approach (e.g., Fax = On/Off works great).
Even manually/interactively modifying C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf to change:
... to show Outlook Express in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components, and then attemping to untick/tick it from there to toggle it on/off, does NOT remove it from the Start Menu!
The shortcut is not in the Default User or All Users profiles. It seems to be created per user by the system at first logon. If you delete the shortcut per user (%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Outlook Express.lnk), it does not come back unless you delete
the user profile and let the system recreate it.
The first key is for Outlook Express (documented
here for Windows 2000) but that wasn't enough. The second key is for the Address Book. After that, logging on with a clean user profile does not generate the Outlook Express or Address Book shortcuts in the Start Menu.
Marked as answer byfaultThursday, October 21, 2010 5:24 AM
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