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10-23-2000, 04:01 PM
Man, I hope someone can help. How do you remove the Microsoft Network (MSN) icon from your desktop. I tried right clicking but there is no delete option. I also tried dragging to the recycle bin but it doesn't allow that either. I tried going into install/uninstall programs utility but there is no reference. I also tried locating the icon file and executable but could find neither. I'm thinking I may need to go into the registry. This must be Microsoft's idea of how to get you to sign up. Any suggestions??

Charles Kozierok
10-23-2000, 09:35 PM
Try http://www.annoyances.org for such things. I am pretty sure that TweakUI will let you axe that as well.

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Paleo Pete
10-24-2000, 12:48 AM
The website Charles posted might have some good info, the only way I have found to get rid of it is to make sure and not install the Online Services during the Windows installation. Can't remember if Tweak has an option to remove it, been a while since I used it, and don't remember seeing it, but it might be there. I'm using Tweaking Toolbox[/url} now...Tweak UI is available at the same link, as well as an assortment of other goodies.

If you had everything...Where would you put it?

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Paleo Pete
10-24-2000, 10:20 PM
Sorry about that, I didn't check it, here's an actual link this time...

Tweaking Toolbox (http://winfiles.cnet.com/apps/98/powertoys.html)

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10-24-2000, 10:41 PM
Another thing you might try is load up the control panel, choose Add/Remove Programs, switch over to the Windows Setup Tab, and then uncheck Online Services.. Might want to look for any link referring to MSN in there, too.. Hope it helps.