Remove "unremovable" Desktop Icons

Remove "unremovable" Desktop Icons

1. Run Regedit by going to Start>Run and typing "Regedit"

2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mcft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
For some reason the word M i c r o s o f t is shortened to Mcft

3. Here you will see a list of various icons. They are not listed by name but by CLSID.

4. To remove an icon from your desktop, simply delete the key and hit F5 to refresh your desktop.

{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} - Recycle Bin.
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} - My Computer.
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} - My Network Places.

WARNING: Regedit has no mercy. It is very dangerious to mess around in. Note there is no Edit>Undo. If you make a mistake it could mean you'll be reinstalling your OS!