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How to disable ATI Catalyst Control Center from context menu in windows

Remove ATI Control center from right menu

Ever since I installed this updated version of ATI Catalyst Display drivers, i have been plagued by this terrible menace. The “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is the first item that pops up on my context menu. This can be really frustrating, especially for geeks who is so much adapted with the keystrokes for File>New.

Here’s a neat way to remove the item from the context menu for good.

Open regedit and goto


and remove the key named “ACE”. And voila… dilemma solved 🙂

Here are the registry keys to disable it and to enable it again (just in case)

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25 responses to “How to disable ATI Catalyst Control Center from context menu in windows”

  1. Michael says:

    I'm a geek using the File –> New keystrokes. Thanks for the hint to get rid of ATI from the pulldown. Back to creating new folders with 4 keystrokes.

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  3. MedWill says:

    Holy heck that was great!! I'm not a PC guy at all and that did the trick! Thank you.

  4. aceize says:

    Thanks! You made my day. That menu thing was bugging me.

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    Man,Thank You, I wish if others start to think or atleast be like You.

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  7. roshan says:

    thank you!!!!!

    it help me a lot………………

  8. Sadie Nooman says:

    You know, I gotta tell you, I really savour this site and the great insight. I find it to be energizing and quite clarifying. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyhow, I felt it was about time I posted a comment on How to disable ATI Catalyst Control Center ACE (ccc.exe) from context menu in windows | Blogulate – I just wanna say that you did a sweet job on this. Cheers dude!

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  11. Jason Smitty says:

    Nice Fix. LOVE IT

  12. Debty says:

    Ahaan… I will follow.

  13. Chrish says:

    Thanks for this! CCC>My patience

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  15. SteveS says:

    thanks, i was so use to right click and selecting top action, this was really annoying. REMOVED!

  16. Ron says:

    Thanks! I hate buggy software (aka ATI CATALYST CONTROL CENTER)that leaves its marks behind even after uninstalling it. I'm going back to Nvidia.

  17. mark says:

    thank you!!!!!

    i hate invasive software… was it so difficult to ASK the user if wanted that thing there or not?

  18. neil says:

    thanks .. this helped a lot..

  19. Sam says:

    This worked great, just got the new ATI Radeon 2600, this was the only annoying this about getting the card!

  20. Chris says:

    ATI Context Remover.bat

    @echo off
    title Remove ATI CATALYST(R) Desktop Context Menu Entry
    echo Removing desktop context menu entry ‘ATI CATALYST(R) Control Center’.
    regsvr32 /u /s “C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\atiacmxx.dll”
    reg delete “HKCR\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ACE” /f
    reg delete “HKCR\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers” /ve /f
    echo Done! Press any key to exit.


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