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Can't pin items to the taskbar (Windows 7 x64)

by olsenchief / January 23, 2015 5:19 AM PST

For the life of me I have researched and researched this.

Basically, I can't pin any items to the taskbar. Nor can I add the desktop link to the taskbar. I think this also is tied into the recently used programs in the start menu as none are displayed.
I've tried editing the registry, I have also made sure the lock taskbar isn't checked. I am out of ideas.
Help? :-/

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 7:17 AM PST
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by olsenchief / January 25, 2015 11:40 PM PST
In reply to: 2 ideas.

Thank you Bob for the tip. It does also happen on a new user account.

Also tried the repair tool and no go Sad

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This just in
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 11:50 PM PST
In reply to: Bob
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Sincerely appreciate the help but :-(
by olsenchief / January 27, 2015 5:21 AM PST
In reply to: This just in

Bob, thank you so much again for taking time to help me on this.

I went through the whole first page and nothing has worked as of yet.

It's almost like any changes I make to the taskbar will last until I reboot the laptop. Once rebooted its almost as if it goes back to the default state.

I've been trying to troubleshoot this for about 3 months now. Unfortunately, at this point I have no way to reinstall the OS either.

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Re: no means of reinstalling by Kees_B Moderator
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2015 12:51 AM PST

Then you'll have to live with it, I'm afraid.

But, since it isn't clear what means you need to have to reinstall (usually it's free and only takes some time), let me suggest two alternatives:
- another laptop
- install the free Windows 10, it will last at least half a year


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