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Hide the “Date/Time” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Date/Time” system icon from the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings menu and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can hide the “Date/Time” applet from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

“Date/Time” enables you to set zonal date and time.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, double-click on the string value “SystemRoot” to copy the contents of the Value Data field from the dialog.

In the second step, open Windows Explorer and paste the “Windows” folder path in the address bar. Search for the file “Control.ini”, which is imbibed with Control Panel settings and double-click to open it in Notepad.

Here, look for the “[don’t load]” (without quotes) section and add “TimeDate.cpl=no” (without quotes) in a new line under the section heading. If the “[don’t load]” section does not exist, create it at the end of the file and type the below given code information.

The code should appear as below in the “Control.ini” file:

CODE

[don’t load]
TimeDate.cpl=no

And save the file.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the “Date/Time” system icon is shown by default. If you'd like to show this icon again, you can delete “TimeDate.cpl=no” from the “Control.ini” file.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The system icon 'Date and Time' is hidden from the Control Panel item list.

The system icon 'Date and Time' reappear in the ‘Control Panel’ window.

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit" .

Second, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\] and right-click to modify the string value “SystemRoot”.

Finally, set the Value Data as “C:\Windows ” in the textbox provided and click on 'OK' .

Copy the value data and paste the “c:\windows” folder path in the address bar of 'Windows Explorer'. Now search for the file “Control.ini” and double click to open it in the notepad.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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