Admittedly this information is old, however I had to reinstall XP on a laptop recently and after updating it with SP3 and whatever other patch/fix I needed to install, the Language Bar appeared in the taskbar.

It’s a safe assumption to say the vast majority of Windows users have absolutely no use for this – myself included. So here’s how to get rid of it.

Go to the Control Panel.

Click the Regional and Language Options icon.

Click the Languages tab. You see this:

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Click the Details button.

You see this:

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Click the Language Bar button at the bottom.

You see this:

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Uncheck Show the Language bar on the desktop.

And that’s it.