How can I remove the Active Desktop?

A. You can turn off the Active Desktop without removing it by performing the following:

  1. Right click on the desktop
  2. Select "Active Desktop"
  3. Unselect "View as Web Page" (by clicking it)

To actually remove Active Desktop completely while leaving the browser intact:

  1. Start the Add/Remove Programs control panel applet (start - settings - control panel - add/remove programs)
  2. Select "Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0" and click the Add/Remove button
  3. Click the "Remove the Windows Desktop Update component, but keep the Internet Explorer 4.0 Web browser" option and click OK
  4. A dialog box explaining the change will be shown and you should click the "Restart Windows" button
  5. Once restarted the active desktop will have been removed

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