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I'm a college student and purchased the Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 cd for $60. All I really wanted was word/powerpoint/excel/outlook, but it installs about a half dozen other office products in addition. Being the curious person that I am, I went through all of these programs to find out what they did. Groove is apparently some kind of file syncing thing, but now that I've opened it, I can't seem to get it to turn off - i.e. it will always appear in the system tray AND whenever I right click on the desktop a link for groove comes up. Problem is you can't just uninstall groove, you can only uninstall the entire suite - something I obviously don't want to do. Anybody have an idea? If it matters, I run windows 7. Thanks.

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I faced this problem too on another computer. Do let us know which method from the 2 answers fixed your problem. –  kamleshrao Nov 15 '09 at 4:20
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I can't seem to get it to turn off - i.e. it will always appear in the system tray

Download and run Autoruns (Sysinternals' excellent startup manager) and clear the checkbox to disable GrooveMonitor.

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AND whenever I right click on the desktop a link for groove comes up.

Download and run NirSoft's ShellExView, locate and highlight the Groove shell extension and press F7 (or right click on it and select Disable Selected Items).

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Restart your computer ... done and dusted!

Autoruns and ShellExView are freeware and 'portable' (no installation required).

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See this Microsoft article: How to uninstall Groove.

The section you're interested in is probably "How to uninstall Groove 2007 and remove all associated data".

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