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Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Rating:
Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Simply right click on the desktop and choose properties to get to the display properties. Choose the Desktop tab and click the Customize Desktop button. From there you can un-click the "Run Desktop Cleaner every 60 days" button.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    BINGO!! Thanks for this great tip! Just zapped another annoying Wizturd!
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Answer worked and was easy and to the point.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bloody useless wizard was driving me nuts-on 3xp machines. Who knew they buried it in the customize desktop? Thanks, other sites tell you to modify the registry, this is easier & less harmful.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The tip was great - pity I had to be hit with a TribalFusion popup when I clicked the radio button, it's annoying popups I'm trying to get rid of here! Don't these idiots realise that a popup that's in your way is going to get cleared (unread) faster than you can blink an eye?
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    fucking shit popup automatic installation of crap I didn't ask for
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by Mike Johnson)
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    Thanks for the tip, this is absolutely the dumbest fucking feature in Windows I have ever seen - and one of the most persistent. To have the operating system constantly braying "You have unused icons on your desktop" is one of the most frustrating aspects of XP. And for something so pitifully irrelevant. I half-expected Microsoft to drive to my house at 3 AM breathlessly banging on my door: "Mr. Johnson! MR. JOHNSON! Do you know you have unused icons on your computer desktop? Well, did you??!" Here's a big thanks to this site, and a big FU to the programmers at Microsoft who decided that users should be tormented with this kiddie crap.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple and complete solution.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wow! That worthless piece of dogshit is gone! Thank you!
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hand it to the internet to find ways to remove "advanced" (ie. stupid) features Microsoft thinks improves usability.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    as simple as that
     
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