HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDesktop (DWORD value):

Set to 1 to hide all icons.

Delete NoDesktop to undo.

Hit F5 to refresh the desktop.

Hide Network Neighborhood, My Network Places (9x)

Run Poledit.exe (You may have to install it: It is on your Windows CD in\tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit).

File > Open Registry > (double click) Local User > Shell > Restrictions

Check Hide Network Neighborhood or/and My Network Places

OK > File > Save