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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Modifying Windows 98's Desktop Icons

The default icons that populate the Windows 98 desktop are handy, but they can be annoyingly difficult to work with. For example, if you don't use My Computer, Network Neighborhood, or Recycle Bin, there's no way to delete them from the desktop. Also, you can rename all the desktop icons except for the Recycle Bin, which stubbornly refuses all renaming attempts.

Fortunately, all these problems are overcome easily with a few simple tweaks of the Registry. The next few sections show you some tricks for modifying the desktop icons.

Changing the Desktop Icons

If you're getting a bit a tired of seeing the same old icons on your desktop, changing these icons is a nice way to give Windows 98 a quick facelift. You ...

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