XP_CommonTasks.exe - Remove Common Tasks from Desktop
© Doug Knox - 5/04/2003
This application will correct the Registry setting that causes the Common Tasks pane to appear on the Windows XP Desktop.
The correct value is: file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt
And exists in:
To use: Download the XP_CommonTasks.zip file and save it to your hard drive Locate and double-click the file you just saved and extract XP_CommonTasks.exe. Double click XP_CommonTasks.exe to run the utility. You will need to log off/log on or reboot for the change to take effect. There is no install/uninstall. Simply delete the EXE file to remove it.
The original VB Script version can still be found here.
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