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Old 02-06-07, 06:26 AM   #13
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Default Re: Control Panel, WTF is that first icon?

In folder options do you have it set to show hidden\protected operating system files? I left that off because it stuck a ton of hidden files all over the computer (even on the desktop). Its possible that there is a hidden control panel file as well.
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Old 02-06-07, 06:48 AM   #14
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i had set show hidden files right from the start, that was the second thing i did after turning off AUC.

that icon was not there in beginning it just showed up 2 days ago
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Old 02-06-07, 02:00 PM   #15
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I will try repair windows from the dvd later today, if that doesn't work i'm out of ideas

I know that this **** is somewhere either in registry or system32 folder
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Old 02-06-07, 02:28 PM   #16
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I will try repair windows from the dvd later today, if that doesn't work i'm out of ideas

I know that this **** is somewhere either in registry or system32 folder
Yea, and I peeked at the registry, and it would be hard to find using a search.
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Old 02-06-07, 03:00 PM   #17
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Just a guess, have you checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Control Panel\Cpls
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Old 02-06-07, 03:48 PM   #18
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Just a guess, have you checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Control Panel\Cpls
what do you have there?

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Old 02-06-07, 04:19 PM   #19
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oh my ****ing god

i called MS, first i spoke to someone with perfect English, then he transfered me to "tech support"

i got some ****ing moron, that doesn't know what control panel after few minutes of explaining he told me to rick click and delete, GOD DAMN I'm gonna shoot someone, ****ing outsourcing.
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oh my ****ing god

i called MS, first i spoke to someone with perfect English, then he transfered me to "tech support"

i got some ****ing moron, that doesn't know what control panel after few minutes of explaining he told me to rick click and delete, GOD DAMN I'm gonna shoot someone, ****ing outsourcing.
Hmm
Here is my registry entries.. I guess we have to look elsewhere.
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I have the same problem on my laptop. (dell xps) I've been looking for a solution for days without success. If I figure out how to fix it I will report back.
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I know this guide is for xp, but it might work in Vista as well:

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A simple way to remove Control Panel icons in Windows XP or Windows 2000 is to use the Group Policy editor: Choose Start, Run, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. Use the tree on the left to navigate to Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel. With Control Panel selected in the left pane, double-click Hide specified Control Panel applets in the right pane. In the dialog box, select Enabled on the Policy tab and click the Show button. In the Show Contents dialog box, click Add (see FIGURE 1). Type the name of any applet icon as it appears in Control Panel and click OK.

Repeat these last two steps for each icon you want to remove. When you've entered the names of all the icons you want to remove, double-check your spelling in the Show Contents dialog box. If you change your mind about an item, select it and click Remove to take it off the list. Then click OK twice. This technique works for any Control Panel icon--even those added by non-Microsoft applications--but not for XP's category icons.
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I know this guide is for xp, but it might work in Vista as well:
that only works for control panel incons that originally came with computer

i did figure it out, about a week ago.
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i did figure it out, about a week ago.
And?? The solution was.... ???

EDIT: What was the icon and how did you get rid of it?
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