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    Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    I've always just used the Classic Start Menu with XP. I thought I'd at least look through the new format.

    Question:

    When I open up "Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart Menu" in explorer, for instance, I see (I put it there) a "Microsoft Update". This is what I expect... and I see it on the "top level" of the Start menu" if I'm using the Classic view.

    But if I switch to the "New" view, it's gone. I don't (necessarily) need to know where it went, but I would like to know how I get items to show up on the top level of the "new" Start Menu.

    I understand I can "pin" items via right-clicking, but the item has to be there to right click!

    Any idea how I get there?

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Hi Chuck,
    What are you trying to accomplish here?
    Is it a problem or just curiousity?

    When I switch from Classic to "New' version, ( using Explorer as you mentioned ) Windows update is there in both instances. I assume you mean that it's in the Start Menu folder itself rather than under Programs or another folder?
    I believe MSWU is put there as a default rather than an option. I know I didn't put it there, one way or another.

    Later on in your post, it looks like you are looking for it in the Desktop Start Menu.
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    In "Windows XP" mode, the item will be displayed at the top of the All Programs menu instead of the top of the Start Menu. The top of the Start Menu contains pinned programs.

    If you want Microsoft Update in the pinned programs list, open the All Programs menu and drag Microsoft Update to the pinned items list.

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    You can also open Windows Explorer and go to Docs & Settings>All Users>Start Menu and right click Windows Update. A menu option is to pin this to the Start Menu.
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Hans:

    >>
    If you want Microsoft Update in the pinned programs list, open the All Programs menu and drag Microsoft Update to the pinned items list.
    <<

    Mine wouldn't drag. Strange... When I try to right-click it, there's a visual that seems like a pop-up being blocked. Also starnge.

    Bob:

    >>
    You can also open Windows Explorer and go to Docs & Settings>All Users>Start Menu and right click Windows Update. A menu option is to pin this to the Start Menu.
    <<

    This did. Thanks.

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Hans/Bob:

    Also:

    There are items at the top of the All Programs list. How can you get to these to modify them?

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    They are shortcuts in Cocuments and Settings<username>Start Menu or in Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart Menu.

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Chuck,

    >> How can you get to these to modify them?

    By modify, if you want to pin them to Start Menu just open all Programs, right click on one and look for "pin to start menu"
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    OK... thanks, hans.

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Bob:

    Right-click on the item (Microsoft Update) and find "Pin" where?

    I zipped the graphic, 'cause it was too large to send.

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Guys:

    I'm sorry!

    I just saw it in my own graphic!

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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    This is what I get by right clicking WIndows Update in the ALL Programs menu.
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Share the secret Chuck. Where was it ??? It should be in the right-click drop-down menu along with all the usual items like Delete, Rename, etc.
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Doc,

    ( it was the toggle of "unpin from start menu" ) Shhhh ! <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21>
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    Re: Start Menu Top Level (WinXP SP-2)

    Geez, Bob! Now you and Doc can both make me feel bad that on top of being (a bit) slow, and (at times) cantankerous, I'm also facing a reality that I am blind as well!

    I certainly hope you enjoy your giggles, 'cause the Fates are gonna get ya, just wait and see! <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>

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