Windows Vista Welcome Centre

Discussion in 'Desktop Customization' started by Arplast, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Arplast

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,834
    Likes Received:
    1,566
  3. Arplast

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,834
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    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. Arplast

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  6. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,834
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    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. Arplast

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kemical,

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

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sussed it out Kemical. Should be an attached screenshot of my Welcome Centre. Hope this helps you help!
     
  9. superbill

    superbill New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    1
  10. Arplast

    Arplast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes Superbill, folowed that one to the letter but no joy!
     

Share This Page

Loading...