How to Remove nVidia, Intel, AMD or Other Display Driver Entries from Desktop Context Menu in Windows?

Whenever we install Windows in a computer system, we also need to install the required drivers of various system devices such as graphics card, sound card, network, card, printer, etc. When we install display drivers for Intel, nVidia, AMD, MSI, ATI or any other graphics card, the driver software also installs an extra entry in Desktop context menu (right-click menu) such as NVIDIA Control Panel, Save Schemes, etc. This extra option causes the context menu to take a little bit extra time in loading.

Following is an example of nVidia graphics card driver entry in Desktop context menu:

nVidia_Intel_Desktop_Context_Menu_E.png

If you want to remove such kind of extra options from Desktop context menu, here is a registry trick to remove these extra entries from Desktop context menu in Windows:

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

2. Look for a key igfxui (for Intel), NvCplDesktopContext (for nVidia) or similar keys if you have a different graphics card. Once you find the key, delete it.

3. That's it. It'll immediately remove the entry and your desktop context menu will look nice and minimal and will not take any extra time in loading.





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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP


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