Remove/Restore Dial-up Networking Icon

Use the following to Remove and later Restore Dial-up Networking Icon in Windows

  • Start regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\

  • to be able to restore the Dial-up Networking Icon

    • choose Registry, Export Registry File.
    • name the file DialUpIcon and click Save.
      You can use this file later to
      reinstall your Dial-Up Networking icon.

  • to hide the dial-up icon, click on key {a4d92740-67cd-11cf-96f2-00aa00a11dd9} and press
    Delete to delete the key.
  • choose Registry, Exit to close RegEdit.
When you check My
Computer, you should no longer have a Dial-Up Networking icon. If the icon is
still visible, restart the computer. You can still use all your dial-up
connections, but without the icon you can’t add or delete connections.

To Restore the Dial-Up Networking icon, run DialUpIcon.reg. You may
need to restart your computer to see the icon.

Spend a lot of time on the Internet via a modem and you lose track of how
long you’ve been connected. Double-click on the icon that looks like little
monitors located on the taskbar. The message box will tell you the Duration
time, that is, the amount of time the current connection has been active. Note:
If you’re connected via LAN, this icon won’t appear on your taskbar because it’s
a modem-only icon.

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