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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:30:17 AM

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I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program though!

This is for Windows XP Pro.
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:30:18 AM

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"Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>though!
>
> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>


You have XP Pro, you do not need TweakUI. You can use the GPO editor.

To start Group Policy, start > run and type

gpedit.msc

Here you will find many policy restrictions that you can enforce on your
system.

--
William
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:32:44 AM

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Tweak-UI for Windows XP has a "Control Panel" function/category
that allows you to disable specific icon(s).

"Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>though!
>
> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>
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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:37:25 AM

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Great! I shall install it. Is 3.1 the latest version?


"R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> Tweak-UI for Windows XP has a "Control Panel" function/category
> that allows you to disable specific icon(s).
>
> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:p _ednawG-bwBYYXeRVn-iw@comcast.com...
>>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>>though!
>>
>> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:47:51 AM

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There are two distinct versions - 2.10.0.0 is the latest, but only
compatible for SP1+ releases of XP.
You can find the download on the Microsoft "Power Toys" site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...

"Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Great! I shall install it. Is 3.1 the latest version?
>
>
> "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:%23WCUjdCsFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Tweak-UI for Windows XP has a "Control Panel" function/category
>> that allows you to disable specific icon(s).
>>
>> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:p _ednawG-bwBYYXeRVn-iw@comcast.com...
>>>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>>>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>>>though!
>>>
>>> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 2:06:10 AM

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I did. Thanks for the quick response.

It all works fine now.

Great help!
"R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> There are two distinct versions - 2.10.0.0 is the latest, but only
> compatible for SP1+ releases of XP.
> You can find the download on the Microsoft "Power Toys" site:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
>
> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:B-Gdne8s0q_VY4XeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>> Great! I shall install it. Is 3.1 the latest version?
>>
>>
>> "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23WCUjdCsFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Tweak-UI for Windows XP has a "Control Panel" function/category
>>> that allows you to disable specific icon(s).
>>>
>>> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:p _ednawG-bwBYYXeRVn-iw@comcast.com...
>>>>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control
>>>>panel. How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated
>>>>program though!
>>>>
>>>> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 2:07:10 AM

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Now that is something I never knew.

I will try it and explore.

Thanks for the advice.

"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:p _ednawG-bwBYYXeRVn-iw@comcast.com...
>>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>>though!
>>
>> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>>
>
>
> You have XP Pro, you do not need TweakUI. You can use the GPO editor.
>
> To start Group Policy, start > run and type
>
> gpedit.msc
>
> Here you will find many policy restrictions that you can enforce on your
> system.
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 2:07:11 AM

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"Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eS$Y0tCsFHA.3604@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> "Ritter197@Comcast.net" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:p _ednawG-bwBYYXeRVn-iw@comcast.com...
>>>I have a number of icons that I do not want or need in the control panel.
>>>How do I remove them? I do not want to remove the associated program
>>>though!
>>>
>>> This is for Windows XP Pro.
>>>
>>
>>
>> You have XP Pro, you do not need TweakUI. You can use the GPO editor.
>>
>> To start Group Policy, start > run and type
>>
>> gpedit.msc
>>
>> Here you will find many policy restrictions that you can enforce on your
>> system.
>>
> Now that is something I never knew.
>
> I will try it and explore.
>
> Thanks for the advice.


You're welcome.

--
William
!