Prevent MSN Icon from being Automatically Installed

We purchased some HP computers recently for the company and I have uninstalled all of the crapware except for one thing.  An MSN icon is placed on the desktop every time a new user logs into the computer.  

Is there a way to prevent that icon from installing with each new user?

I have included a screen shot.

Bonus question (not related and not important): how can I default the wallpaper to something other than HP branding?  I would like to use a company logo and the user can change it from there if they would like.
MSN.PNG
tjking45Asked:
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Run5kCommented:
For starters, check to ensure that it isn't part of the Default user profile desktop.  If so, delete it from there:

%systemdrive%\Users\Default\Desktop
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tjking45Author Commented:
Wow, I feel stupid.  I am fully aware of the All Users folder in XP but wasn't aware of the Default folder in 7.  Once I showed hidden folders, it appeared.  Thanks for the help.
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Run5kCommented:
Not at all... glad to help.  Remember, we all started learning from scratch at some point in time!
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