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cleaning up the Control Panel shortcuts

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Icons from uninstalled programs stay in the control panel!
Is their any way i can take that out? I tried installing it again and then uninstalling it. It still stays in the Control Panel window.

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Move, delete, or rename the Main.cpl file in the Windows\System folder.
After you do so, extract a new copy of the Main.cpl file from your
original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM.

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I assume you know how to use the extract utility to get the file off of the CD-rom back to you hard drive in an uncompressed format.
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by:david_r
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why not DL tweakui?
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I don't suggest tweak anything because I never know who I am making the suggestion to.  Making such a suggestion to a novice user could set them up for more trouble than they originally had.  This is only my opinion, you are free to suggest it. I feel I have given him/her the most direct, and easiest solution available.
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by:jsouth
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I suggest going and downloading MS Power Toys and using TweakUI. I have it and just look through the tabs and eventually you find find a tab that allows to get rid of those uninstall icons.
I have done that my self. It is very simple.
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