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Refreshing Desktop in XP

By MelStokes ·
I use XP Pro. When I add or delete any icons to or from my desktop they do not appear or disappear until I right click on the desktop and hit refresh. Where in the heck is the setting to change this so the icons change without having to hit refresh?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

i do not believe it is a windows setting. i wonder if it your video driver. do you have the latest version installed. can you try uninstalling and reinstalling the video driver...

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by MelStokes In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

Deleting and reinstalling the driver did not help.

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by roland In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

It could be that each time you refresh your desktop windows xp runs clean up desktop. check the setting to clean up your desktop and see how often it is suppose to run or what is the setting. been that you are seeing perfect graphics i would not sayit is your video card drivers

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by MelStokes In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

This was not the answer. Desktop cleanup is to be used to get rid of things on the desktop that have not been used for a period of time.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update. Value Name: UpdateMode, Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: default = 1. Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "UpdateMode" and setit to equal "0" for faster updates.
Restart Windows for the change to take effect

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by MelStokes In reply to Refreshing Desktop in XP

This did not work either.

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