[Solved] deleting entries in Run window?

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tomsxp

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Hi. Everyone, I friend of mine bought a new windowsME by HP, and we have a little problem, that no one seems to solve! In the RUN WINDOW there is a porno site that must have been put there at the HP factory,because this pc was not a return (it was boxed) and you can tell its never been opened! Anyway, does any one know how to DELETE THE ENTRIES IN THE RUN WINDOW? We tried deleting temp files, and deleting cookies, and the Clear History! But NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK! Can it be done through the REGISTRY? He does not want his kids to accidentally enter this site! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks TOM
 

Max19

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Unless you were told specifically that the computer was not returned previously, it probably was. It's a store's job to repackage a returned PC so that it looks like it has never been used. The store should have, however, run the restore CD before putting it back on the shelf which would have removed the entry.
 
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Hi tomsxp,

This is how I would do it:

Start/Run/regedit/Edit....type in RunMRU then Find Next----right click on each one to delete --- close regedit.

Good luck,
spaceman
 

TonyKlein

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Hi Tom,

You can get rid of them in the Registry:

Start/Run/Regedit.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/RunMRU, and delete the offending entries in the right pane.

Good luck,
 

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If I'm not mistaken, any PCs that's been returned can't be sold as New. It must be sold as a refurb regardless of whether it was refurbed or not. At least that's what I've been told by every manufacturer that I've ever spoken to. I'd return the PC and demand a new one not a used one.
 

tomsxp

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Sorry i took so long to reply but i was away! Thanks for the tips I will try them out and get back to you all! It might take a little while my friend lives in another state! By the way this pc came right off the truck, so somehow at the hp factory someone was fooling around and of course HP denies it! until later TOM
 

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Unless you picked it up at the end of the assembly line, it sounds like it was used. It doesn't matter what truck you took it off of, obviously it was used and repackaged and put on a truck.
 

tomsxp

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Thank You, Tony and Spaceman, it worked just great! Bryan you are correct I heard the same thing! Max19 (very good point).
 
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