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Microsoft Works Calendar

by Shirley R / November 30, 2004 9:48 AM PST

W98SE, I.E. 6.0, SP1, HP 6630
Microsoft Works 2000, Version 5.0

When I started my PC this morning I discovered a new icon on my desktop: MS Works Calendar. I have never used this calendar and didn't even know it existed.

It is running in the background and I want to disable it but can't find out how to do this. It is not in Add/Remove Programs, or Windows Set-up components. When I right click & select properties it was created on 11/9/99, and modified on 11/30/04. I didn't modify it.

I couldn't find anything in Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Wondering how it got installed or whatever, and how to disable it. Any help will be appreciated.


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Re: Microsoft Works Calendar
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 30, 2004 6:59 PM PST


Have you recently changed, removed, or deleted any other icons off your desktop? If so, this icon may always have been on your desktop, but hidden under others, or off the screen, and only appeared when space was available, (yeah I know, I'm clutching at straws, Happy ).

Or have you changed the setting in Display Properties, (Start > Settings > Display Properties), under the Desktop tab, then Customise desktop, to the "Run Desktop Cleanup WIzard every 60 days", option?

Do you have MS Works on your computer at all, eg in Start > Programs, (or All Programs). If so, is there an MS Works Calendar shortcut there?

What happens if you open the Works Calendar. Can you set it's options to not start on start-up?


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Re: Microsoft Works Calendar
by glb613 / November 30, 2004 7:11 PM PST

Go to start, search and type in startup. If there is a shortcut for the calendar in that folder, delete it. Another place to look is msconfig. Go to start, run and type in msconfig. Click on the startup tab and uncheck any reference to Works or the calendar.

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Re: Microsoft Works Calendar
by abygirl / December 1, 2004 12:41 AM PST

Go to Start, Click on Run and Type in MsConfig and then ok. A box will appear. Click on the tab that says Startup. There will be several items. Look for Wkcalrem and uncheck the box and click apply and ok. You will have to restart your computer. After restarting, a reconfiguation box will appear. Just put a check mark in the box and click ok. I've done this many times on things I didn't want. Hope this helps.

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Re: Microsoft Works Calendar
by Shirley R / December 1, 2004 6:32 AM PST

Thank you all for your responses. The Works Calendar is not checked in MsConfigure. When I pressed Ctrl/Alt/Delete it was listed there as running. Sorry, I should have mentioned this. I ended the task and it appears to not be running any more.

I just can't figure out how the icon got on my desktop. I only have 10 icons that I use alot and a folder with all of my other shortcuts, so I would have known if it was there before.

When I open up the Calendar there isn't an option to disable.

I haven't changed any settings, so it is a mystery as to how it got on the Desktop. I won't worry about it since I stopped it from running in the background.

Thanks again for all your input.


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