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Getting rid of NETWORK desktop icon?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by BigDaveinNJ, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2000
    This may sound like a very silly thing to be concerned about, but how can I remove the NETWORK icon from my desktop?

    I try and keep my desktop as tidy as possible... and on one of my computers it has this NETWORK icon that I cannot get rid of. BTW... i am not even hooked up to any kind of network.

    Thanks in advance. :)

  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Yes you are....the internet is also a network. It is a shell icon and you erally can't get rid of it unless you remove all of your network settings.
  3. Mosaic1


    Aug 17, 2001
    EDIT: Or go to start>run and type Regedit. Press enter;
    Navigate to:

    Right click on explorer and choose NEW> DWORD
    Name it NoNetHood (typed just as you see it here)
    Double click on NoNetHood and assign a value of 1
    Reboot to take effect.
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