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    Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

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    by mboyle ·

    Has anyone been successful in removing Desktop icons using the Msbatch.inf file (Q239006) when doing a upgrade from windows 95 to win 98?. I have added the Microsoft recommended sctions to the inf file, but the MSN Icon and the Connect to the Internet icon still appear after I do the upgrade. any suggestions?

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    • #3680667

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by kmerrillt ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      As these are defaults that are part of Win98, why not simply delete the Icons. They won’t reappear unless you have to reinstall Win98 at some point.

      • #3680475

        Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

        by mboyle ·

        In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

        We are looking to do a clean install and not have to delete these icons as a cleanup.
        Thanks
        mike

    • #3714664

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by estebandelatorre ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      I Have the same problem, it’s some kind of file in use or somethingh strange like that, once upgraded you can delete the icons manulally, it’s no critical, but it doesn?t work….

    • #3614504

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by jwilczyn ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      Check Q185199 – Unable to Delete Connect To The Internet Icon with Other Icons.

    • #3620711

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by mike (from canada) ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      to remove the desktop icon, go into the registry editor, and double click on the following folders in the following order: hkey_local_machine, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer, Desktop. Now delete all the entries you see on theright, and all your desktop items (except my computer) will be gone. If you dont want a certain one gone, dont delete it.

    • #3622573

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by azaria elburg ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      in http://www.regedit.com you’ll find all you need and much more.
      Don’t get lost in there. I usually find myself reading several interesting items and forgetting what I actually came there for in the first place 🙂

    • #3564973

      Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

      by mboyle ·

      In reply to Removal of Desktop Icons in win98 setup

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