I have a very dumb question, but I don't know the answer, so have patience, please. I do not have my XP computer networked with another computer and never will. So, my dumb question is...Can I delete the Local Area Connection from my Network Connections in the Control Panel. I don't want the icon down on the lower right. I keep going to Taskbar in control panel/taskbar and checking always hide, but it keeps coming back. Microsoft told me my IE had a problem and told me how to fix it, but I don't have an XP disk because it was loaded in my computer when I bought it. Does anyone have a simple solutiion?