Actually the above instructions don't 'remove' My Docs, they just start with the tree collapsed. You can completely remove My Docs from both WE and the Start Menu using the Group Policy Editor.
Start > Run > mmc
ADD policy > start digging > you'll find it under WE or Start Menu
In Xp-home there is no Group Policy Editor.
I tried starting mmc where one can add a snap-in but do not see how to
use that to achieve the wipe out of "My Documents"-Folder in the tree panel
of windows explorer.
Could you please give more details ?