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Windows 8 shortcuts

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:30

Hello everyone,

IS 2012 Spring.
Basic MSI

When my MSI runs, I create a number of shortcuts.
And thing work great.

However, when I run this MSI on a Windows 8 professional pc, the shortcuts end up being "pinned" to the start screen for all users.

Is there a way (perhaps a shortcut shell property or some sort) to create these shortcuts on a Windows 8 box WITHOUT them being pinned to the Start screen ?

My Program group and shortcuts appear correctly on the ALL Apps screen, (A good thng.)

Thanks so much for all comments.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 16:47


got almost the same problem. when creating a shortcut (with a script) on windows 8 machines, I get it pinned to the start screen. I'd like to avoid that behavoir. any ideas how 2 ?


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 22:21

Hopefully you've found the solution by now but this is your answer.



Stefan Krueger

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:13

In InstallShield 2013 there's a Setting for this purpose.

Note however that Microsoft changed the behavior in Windows 8.1: here no shortcuts will be pinned automatically, they only get added to "all apps".