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I've asked this before a while back, but it seemed really complicated... I just want a really-easy-to-follow-in-Layman's-terms method of removing the icon from the desktop with an unattended install.



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Layman/laymest - whatever!

Loads of people have read my post and no one has told me how to do it :)

Surely someone out there has done this?

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Thanks for that glitterglue, much appreciated.

I used the fabulous msfn unattended method to make my CD, but I couldn't find any reference anywhere to how to remove that particular icon.

It seems like a fair bit of code just to remove it!

Thanks again.

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normally, you would have no icons after a fresh installation of windows right?

anyway, i know how to do it and i will help you :)

it's a registry setting:

; Desktop icons[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

I can't remember if I have them set to enabled or disabled (I think 0 is enabled and 1 is disabled for some reason)

I can't remember what each one does again either! :rolleyes: I can't remember much today... all I can remember is that the code above will have all 4 icons showing on the desktop :D

change the last '0' in the dword value to '1' to disable an icon

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from glitterglue's attachment....

"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}",0x00010001,1;don't show "my network places" on desktop"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}",0x00010001,0;show "my computer" on desktop"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}",0x00010001,0;show "my documents" on desktop"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}",0x00010001,0;show "internet explorer" on desktop"{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}",0x00010001,0;show control panel in my computer
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