A. The Scheduled Tasks icon can be removed by editing the registry as follows:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
  3. Select \{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF\}
  4. This step is optional but from the Registry menu select "Export Registry File". Enter a name for the reg file which will be created. This file will allow you to automatically undo this if you wish.
  5. Press the Del key to delete the key.
  6. Click Yes to the deletion confirmation dialog
  7. Scheduled Tasks will no longer be visible from My Computer

To restore it using your reg file just double click on the reg file from Explorer and scheduled tasks will be restored.