This VS2008 artefact is truly bugging me.
I have lived with it in the Start Menu and always use Windows + R, "cmd", Enter to run the regular command prompt - I just don't like VS trappings and prefer a vanilla command prompt.
Well, today it has bugged me for the last time and I tried to remove it from the list (right-click, "Remove from this list") and fired up "cmd" about 15 times in a row. Shock-horror, the shortcut that gets back into the Start Menu (expanded to 30 items) is the "Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt"!
I just want my old, regular, vanilla command prompt.
Oh look.. Stackoverflow in the background..
This screenshot shows the offending menu item in the list (currently position 13 of 15) and the Start->Run window that I use to run "cmd". I removed it, went through and ran "cmd" 15 times and it came back, not as "Command Prompt" but as the VS2008 version.