This article was previously published under Q166299
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it ifa problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "RestoringRegistry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Helptopic in Regedt32.exe.
There is no user interface provided in Windows NT to remove the Dial-UpNetworking link from the My Computer folder on the desktop. To remove thislink, modify the registry, as described below.
The registry modification steps to remove the Dial-Up Networking icon fromthe My Computer folder on the Desktop are as follows:
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editorcan be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys AndValues" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and DeleteInformation in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics inRegedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
Close the My Computer folder, if it is open.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) and select the following subkey:
NOTE: The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped for readability.
Click Save Key from the Registry menu, and specify a path and file name for the backup copy (that is, NameSpace.Key) to save a copy of the NameSpace key above.
If you encounter any complications, such as deleting the wrong subkey and so forth in the following editing step, you can simply select the NameSpace key and click Restore from the Registry menu (selecting the NameSpace.Key file and clicking Open to restore the NameSpace key to its original state).
Select the below CLSID subkey of the NameSpace key and verify that its only value is Dial-Up Networking.