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Removing Control Panel Applets

Yeah, the Control Panel is considered as every Windows 98 users friend. But some certain applications comes with their own Control Panel applet. Sure, why not? It can be pretty useful such as the DirectX, TweakUI or Music controls bundled by your sound card. But if you find the Control Panel crowded, you can't just right-click the item and delete. But you can remove it in a sneaky way.

Go to your C:\Windows\System\ directory and use the Search tool to search for *.cpl files. These files are the Control Panel applets or files. Since the names are not so organized, check which applet you want to remove, press delete or move them to another folder and they are off your Control Panel for good.


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