Office XP Tweaks - Kill the Office Paperclip

I don't have to tell you how annoying that stupid little animated paperclip character is that pops up in Microsoft Office 2000 and Office XP, preventing mouse clicks until it's closed. Clippy (and all the other stupid little characters) are very easy to kill:

  1. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel.
  2. Locate Microsoft Office 2000 or Microsoft Office XP in the list of installed programs, and double-click it (in Windows Me/2000/XP, highlight it and click Change).
  3. When the setup window appears, click Add or Remove Features.
  4. For Office 2000, click the plus sign [+] next to Office Tools, and click the box next to Office Assistant; for Office XP, it's in the Office Shared Features category.
  5. From the menu that appers, choose Not Available.
  6. Click Update Now when you're done. That's it! None of those annoying characters will ever bother you again!



Lex van der Horst

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