How to remove the HPC:Factor Internet Explorer Branding from the HPC:Factor MSIE distributions

CESD-S0045

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 Win16 with HPC:Factor Branding
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 with HPC:Factor Branding
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 with HPC:Factor Branding

Overview:

If you have downloaded Microsoft Internet Explorer from HPC:Factor then you will have received the custom branding updates which provide links to Handheld PC community resources as well as customised Interface graphics.

These updates can be removed from Internet Explorer should the user wish. This article describes how to clear the branding customisations.


How-to Guide:

The branding customisations are included in the distributions to provide relevance to Handheld PC users. The customisations do not affect the use of Internet Explorer in any way. Neither do they provide HPC:Factor with any information on your browsing habits.

There are several steps involved in how to clear the branding customisations. You may not wish to remove all modifications that have been installed.

Internet Explorer 5.0 Win16

Removing the Links and Favourites customisations

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Select the Favorites menu
    3. Click Organise Favorites...
    4. Delete the Handheld PC Links folder
    5. Delete the Handheld PC Links folder
    6. Open the Links folder and clear the Handheld PC sites

Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 & 6.0 SP1

To remove the HPC:Factor logo from Internet Explorer and Outlook Express

    1. Close Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Explorer
    2. Click Start
    3. Select Run
    4. Type the following into the text box and click OK
      rundll32.exe iedkcs32.dll,Clear

Removing the Links and Favourites customisations

Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium

    1. Open My Computer
    2. Double Click your Operating System drive (Usually C:)
    3. Navigate to Windows\Favorites
    4. Delete the Handheld PC Links folder
    5. Open the Links folder and clear the Handheld PC community links

Windows NT 4.0

    1. Open My Computer
    2. Double Click your Operating System drive (Usually C:)
    3. Navigate to Winnt\Profiles\<%USER%>\Favorites
    4. Delete the Handheld PC Links folder
    5. Open the Links folder and clear the Handheld PC sites

Windows 2000 & XP

    1. Open My Computer
    2. Double Click your Operating System drive (Usually C:)
    3. Navigate to Documents and Settings\<%USER%>\Favorites
    4. Delete the Handheld PC Links folder
    5. Open the Links folder and clear the Handheld PC sites