One of the great little utilities that I used for Windows XP has surfaced for Windows 7. It’s not made by Microsoft – the original tweakui was a “Power Toy” and available as a download from Microsoft. This one is from http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista and works the same way: it makes changes to the registery for you. I used it the remove the ugly shortcut arrow on the desktop and to remove the word “shortcut” itself. Give it a try.
targets down, patch out.