If you have windows95/98 Goto Control Panel double click the Internet options. Click the advanced tab, Look for Show internet explorer on desktop. If it has a check, uncheck then click apply, then check it again and click ok. If it is unchecked, simply check and click ok.
you can remove or add additional programs such as IE from your XP installation CD.
Choose the option 2 when the autorun screen comes up, uncheck all options except IE and there you go... it doesn't install anything except for the icon in the start menu/taskbar.
I did this many times because the instructions are very confusing : it says install/remove additional software on the same button !?
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