M$ windoze 98se & Network Neighborhood icon

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    name invalid Guest

    is therre a way to remove or hide the Network Neighborhood icon on windows
    98se desktop?

    name invalid, Dec 10, 2005
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    PeeGee Guest

    PeeGee, Dec 10, 2005
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    Chris O Guest

    If you're NOT on a network, go to network properties in control panel
    and remove 'Client For Microsoft Networks' then make sure you add
    'Microsoft Family Logon' if it's not already there.
    The icon should be removed after rebooting.

    (Note: If you have neither of the above installed, the 'Save Password'
    option for connections will be greyed out)

    Chris O, Dec 10, 2005
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    Brian G Guest

    Step 1 of 2

    PolEdit can be used to hide the Network Neighbourhood Icon from the Desktop
    along with many other “tweaks”. This installation is for the Windows 98SE
    operating system and its installation requires that the Windows 98SE CD-ROM
    is available.

    ? Load the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and hold down the
    shift-key to prevent the auto-start from running,
    ? Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel and then double-click the
    Add/Remove Programs icon.
    ? Select the Windows Setup tab and click on the Have Disk button and in the
    command box that appears, click on Browse. In the Open box, look for the
    Drives command box at the bottom and then click on the arrow to the right of
    the box and select the CD-ROM drive that is being used for the Windows 98
    ? After clicking on the CD-ROM drive, the Folders above the Drive box will
    change and show those that are on the Windows 98 Disk in the drive. Locate
    and select each of the following folders as they appear Tools> Reskit>
    Netadmin> PolEdit and then select PolEdit.inf from the list of files that
    appears in the left-hand pane and then click OK.
    ? On the next box that will appear Click OK. Another box will appear, put a
    tick in the boxes next to both the items that will show in this box and then
    click Install to complete the process.

    To access the Systems Policy Editor (PolEdit) after installation, select
    Start > Run and in the command box that appears type PolEdit and then click


    Step 2 of 2

    Network Neighbourhood Icon Hiding

    If this Icon is not required, it can be removed from the desktop by using
    the System Policy Editor (PolEdit) (instructions for installing this are
    elsewhere in this document).

    ? Click on Start > Run and in the command box that appears, type PolEdit and
    then click OK.
    ? When the System Policy Editor shows, click on File and then Open Registry
    from the drop-down menu that appears.
    ? Double-click on the Local User icon and then double-click on the Windows
    98 System icon,
    ? Double-click on the Shell icon and then double-click on the Restrictions
    ? Put a tick in the box next to the Hide Network Neighbourhood icon and then
    click OK.
    ? Shut down and restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

    The Network Neighbourhood Icon can be restored to the desktop by using the
    above procedure and then removing the tick from the relevant box.
    Brian G, Dec 10, 2005
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