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We have recently got some preconfigured ready-to-use computers.

During some checks, I saw a strange bar located between address bar and toolbar in Windows Explorer.

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I removed all trialware and Google Toolbar as well, but this bar doesn't go away.

What can I do to remove it?

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My personal computer looks like this:

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Also, cursor changes to enter image description here when I hover the bar.

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On another OEM installation, there isn't the bar:

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If you just need to remove all the Trialware and also this bar, just format your PC/Laptop with a non OEM Windows 7. As you said you got them recently, that would not be a big deal. Also I have never seen that kind of bar ever before. Also Try removing all the extensions/addon from Internet Explorer. –  Akshat Mittal Jun 21 '12 at 13:45
    
Format is a solution, but I don't want to do that. I have numerous PC and I don't want to build an image now (maybe later). Also, removing this bar is not absolutely necessary. I'm just curious about its presence. –  Velcro Jun 21 '12 at 14:09
    
This bar you speak of is in every default installation of Windows 7. –  Ramhound Jun 21 '12 at 14:46
    
I'm curious... that bar is sitting right where the Menu bar would be if it were displayed. If you hit Alt to display the menu bar, does it go away? What about if you force the menu to always display by changing the setting in Folder Options -> View tab -> Always Show Menus? –  techturtle Jun 21 '12 at 16:03
    
I will try it tomorrow. –  Velcro Jun 21 '12 at 16:56

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During some checks, I saw a strange bar located between address bar and toolbar in Windows Explorer.

There is nothing "strange" about this bar it exists on every Windows 7 machine. I have looked both at an OEM installation of Windows 7 Enterprise and a custom installation of Windows 7 Professional.

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That bar does not exist on a Windows 7 machine, I have 3 Systems running Windows 7 (1 Laptop (OEM), 1 PC and 1 VM). –  Akshat Mittal Jun 21 '12 at 15:01
    
@AkshatMittal - You don't have a search bar? That is what the arrows are pointing to. My understanding is you can disable it but its enabled by default. –  Ramhound Jun 21 '12 at 15:24
    
No, he is talking about a grey bar between search and Whatever below. –  Akshat Mittal Jun 21 '12 at 15:27
    
You mean where "System Properties" is located? –  Ramhound Jun 21 '12 at 16:05
    
@Ramhound - I think you have the same problem as I have. –  Velcro Jun 21 '12 at 17:02
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This bar is actually a resize bar. It appears when menu bar is hidden and if Lock toolbars option is disabled.

Thanks everyone.

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