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Very simply, I want it gone (deleted, removed from the hard drive), but Windows is not letting me.

I have checked many forums for this answer only to see another question: "Why do you want to do this?" I find this very frustrating.

I just want it gone and I'm hoping someone can tell me how to do it.

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So, why do you want to do this? – Christoffer Hammarström Jan 10 '12 at 11:52
You can use RT7Lite to remove it from the original installation medium (although this will require a re-install). I removed it successfully without any downsides. – Breakthrough Jan 11 '12 at 13:15
Often, on tech forums, someone will ask how to do something that seems trivial on its face, but may be very difficult to do or may have all sorts of effects that are not immediately obvious. In this case you're asking how to strip out a feature of Windows Explorer, and removing Windows Explorer would cripple your system. Presumably you already know how to delete the icon from the desktop and how to uninstall games. So, what is you're really trying to accomplish? – bgvaughan Jan 11 '12 at 17:26
It's just as frustrating for us, believe me. Your question is akin to "How can I use a jackhammer to get the demons out of my grandmother's head?". The only thing a sane person wants to know is why anyone would try to do that. (It's difficult. It's dangerous. It's totally unclear what conceivable benefit there might be. And so on.) – David Schwartz May 28 '13 at 22:30

As Dennis points out, it's not possible to remove the "Games Explorer" system in Windows 7, as it's part of Explorer. It's existence isn't really eating up any extra space or resources on your system.

You can uninstall Windows' games themselves via the Windows Features applet, and hide the Games entry from your Start Menu via the Start Menu's properties.

There's a nice tutorial on how to perform these actions here.

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Sorry, but this is impossible.

Source: Windows 7 Secrets - Paul Thurrott, Rafael Rivera - Google Books

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btw @Dennis this is what I see – Sathya Jan 10 '12 at 5:38
@Sathya the link needs the .py removed – Tobias Kienzler Jan 10 '12 at 11:28
@TobiasKienzler it works fine with the extension. The high page views caused the error to be shown – Sathya Jan 10 '12 at 11:28
@Sathya: I removed the ei= and ved= parts of the URL that I think are causing the limitation. – Dennis Jan 10 '12 at 12:13
@Sathya: I don't know how it works exactly, but the ei= and ved= parts were linked to my specific search. I hope that there are no further restrictions. – Dennis Jan 10 '12 at 12:24

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