Windows Vista Welcome Centre

#1
Could anyone give me some clear instructions please on how to remove that infernal Norton icon from my Welcome Centre? I've uninstalled the trial programme, but understand that I also have to delete a file in oobe.xml to get rid of the icon as well. I have a brand new laptop, so don't want to risk any system problems if it's not an easy job!

Any help would be much appreciated.
 


#3
Thanks for that. I've managed to get into this file C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info\244\1033\oobe.xml , but can't seem to edit the contents. Do I delete the whole lot or just the bits that relate to Norton? Also, what would be the consequences of deleting everything?
 


kemical

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#4
You probably need to take ownership of the file.. This link should help:

HOW TO: Take Ownership of Files

Once you've done that you should be able to edit the file..
 


#5
Kemical,

Thanks for you efforts. I've now managed to edit the oobe.xml file, and as far as I can see I have removed everything to do with Norton. I also deleted the 'games' stuff while I was on, but the icons remain in the Welcome Centre'. Any other suggestions please?
 


kemical

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#6
Apart from right-clicking on the icon itself and hitting delete I'm unsure how you would remove said icons. In fact I'm quite surprised that you have a Norton icon shown in the welcome centre.. Could you do me a great favour and post a screenshot of the welcome centre?
If your unsure how, just ask..
 


#7
Kemical,

I've got the screenshot but don't know how to attach to the reply!
 


#8
Sussed it out Kemical. Should be an attached screenshot of my Welcome Centre. Hope this helps you help!
 


#10
Yes Superbill, folowed that one to the letter but no joy!
 


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