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Windows desktop won't refresh!!

By jerantm ·
I have a PC at work that has Windows 98 2nd Edition. Whenever I unzip files to the desktop or any folder that is currently open, the file system will not refresh by itself. I have to hit F5 to refresh the file system and see the files. If that doesn't work I have to either open File Explorer, close it and then hit F5 or I have to goto the display properties and press OK there then hit F5 on the desktop to view the newly placed files. I have been looking forever to solve this problem, but nobody has a clue. Please help....by the way, reinstalling Windows does not help either....the problem appears right after a fresh installation of Windows

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by Jeffrey In reply to Windows desktop won't ref ...

Try this:
Go to START | RUN | and type regedit
Drill down the left-hand pane through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/control/update. In the right-hand pane, right-click on UpdateMode and select Modify. In the edit window, change the 01 to 00. You will have to exit Regedit and reboot your computer before the change takes effect.

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by jerantm In reply to Windows desktop won't ref ...

Thanks for the tip, but I tried this already and to no avail. I didn't mention (but not sure if it makes a difference) that this problem happens when the machine has any Win9x operating system.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows desktop won't ref ...

Go to the microsoft web site to find related WIN98SE problems
www.microsoft.com/WIN98SE/technical/
WIN98 SE ahs many known bugs and this may give you the info you will need to find a fix

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by jerantm In reply to Windows desktop won't ref ...

Thanks, but that page does not exist. I searched everywhere I could think of, and I could not find any solution to this problem.

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