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Windows 10 Upgrade icon on desktop. Remove?

Q: Windows 10 Upgrade icon on desktop. Remove?

I manually upgraded to the W10 anniversary upgrade. Since then I have a "Windows10 Upgrade" shortcut icon on my desktop from the file "Windows10UpgraderApp.exe" in the C:\Windows10Upgrade folder.

Now that the upgrade is all done and history, do I still need this icon or even the C:\Windows10Upgrade folder on my pc?


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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Upgrade icon on desktop. Remove?

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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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Please do not refer me to System/Advanced/Visual settings. I've removed every check mark in there referring to shadows and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed. These shadows are making me go blind. I absolutely cannot read them.

Any suggestions that work would be greatly appreciated. I've been fighting this problem for weeks. I'm to the end of my rope and the knot is slipping. Nothing should be this difficult to change.

A:How remove shadows on Icon Titles on desktop in Windows 10???


I made a registry tweak ( see screens and had no pb to get rid of shadows )



path in regedit to tweak and change value from 1 to 0

Logoff needed to see changes

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We could like to build up the Kiosk in Windows 7 Machine. Before, in Windows XP, we can make the desktop in user's profile as read only and prevent them remove/delete desktop icon. How can I do it in Windows 7 ? Any GPO can be apply ?
Thanks for your help.


A:Prevent remove/delete icon on desktop in Windows 7 Kiosk machine

Welcome to Seven Forums brianych. Have a look at option 2 in Brinks tutorial below.

Desktop Icons - Enable or Disable Changing

A Guy

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I am trying to remove an icon that says "install_flash_player", but every time I try, it says "Cannot delete install_flash_player: It is being used by another person or Program. Close any programs that may be using the file and try again."
I've tried shutting down the pc, but that didn't work. I've closed all programs when trying to delete it but it won't go. I then tried opening my task manager to view processes, but am unsure as to which process to end. Anybody have any suggestions?

A:How can I remove this icon from my desktop?

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well i installed this program that came with my phone, called sony ericsson file manager. it didnt really create a shortcut on the desktop but a file that starts the program.(if that makes any sense) but i dont want that file on my desktop. and i cant delete it... anyone know how to fix this? if i right click all that comes up is -open -explore -create shortcut -rename.

A:cant remove icon from desktop

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The icon is for a weather report for my area. Cannot remove, delete or rename it. W7 says it doesn't exist! Help.

A:Cannot Remove an Icon From Desktop

Hello Milanodan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes refreshing (F5) the desktop or restarting the computer will remove a ghost icon.

Hope this helps,

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Hi all

Ok so I stumbled across this which describes how to put an icon on the desktop to remove USB hardware and I thought would be cool, but does anyone know how to get the single click functionalty that the sys tray icon has?

ie when you single click the icon a small list pops showing currently connected devices you can click to remove them without entering the safely remove hardware manager.


(Ps using XP)

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x301 using Windows Vista Business. When I use a hot key such as the one for the screen brightness, the one for the screen light, or the mute function, I get an odd large "icon" on the desktop that will not go away. I have to turn the computer off and then turn it back on to get rid of it. The appearance of the "icon" varies depending what function it is "displaying" but it is always black and white. Help!


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A:Can't Remove Odd Icon on Desktop

I know what indicators you're talking about, as I had the caps lock indicator on my Thinkpad staying on the screen so I searched for the setting.  Go to Display Settings in the Control Panel, click on Change Display Settings on left menu, then on Advanced Settings and another box comes up.  Then click the On Screen Display tab and you'll see the settings for what you're referring too, the fade out time should be set to just a few seconds so those adjustments don't remain on the screen.  You'll also see the Caps lock icon setting there also, at least that's how it is on my model. I hope this helps!

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I am running Windows XP Home SP2. I have an icon on my desktop that refuses to be deleted - it is called "Sony Ericsson File Manager" installed with my Sony Ericsson PC Suite as a necessary feature for transferring files via USB between my phone and my laptop.

When I right-click on it, there is no option to delete.
When I drag it into the recycle bin, or when I select it and hit 'delete', nothing happens
When I run desktop cleanup wizard, Windows says "Cannot move file: the name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name".

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Cannot Remove Desktop Icon

Have you tried deleting while in safe mode?Tap F8 key when booting up.Might help to run some malware programs:http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Anti-Spyware_d5287.htmlhttp://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&a...troy_d2471.html

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Does anyone know how to remove the square shadows behind Win 7 desktop icons?

I removed the check beside "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" in te Visual Effects Tab, but this did not remove the square shadows behind the icons or resolve thsis issue.

If anyone has a solution I would be most appreciatve.



A:How To Remove Win 7 Desktop Icon Shadows

I don't think there is a way to do this

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A strange icon showed up on my desktop. I'm sure it must be bad and need help in getting rid of it. Its a red circle outlined in black, underneath it it says, "iExplore". Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ty

A:What is icon that showed up on my desktop & how to remove



You have downloaded it from here


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Title says it all. Also, I cannot use [Alt+###] on my computer.

A:Remove desktop icon text?

Make it sure that the "Num Lock" light is on, coz it is to be typed in the number pad ([--] says that you know the technique so I am not saying more ) .

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Hello again! It's been a while since I needed help and now I'm back.

I have a Dell desktop that my husband used at work to connect to internet only. When he brought the computer home it was infected with many popups and redirects. I was able to clear up all the problems on the computer, but have not felt 100% satisfied that it was completely clean and so we only use it occasionally to go on the internet. Now my HP computer has died and I need to use this one (Dell desktop).

Today, I noticed two desktop icons: "Live PC Help" and "Thickness." I googled "Live PC Help" and find that it is a virus and needs to be removed. I need help with the removal so I don't mess up the computer.

I've also googled "Thickness" and can't find anything on this so not sure what to do. Is it a virus also? Is it legit?

Any help you can offer in removing the Live PC Help virus could be greatly appreciated.

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I recently got a Toshiba Satellite L500 Series Laptop.

There is an Icon or a Shortcut named "Recent Places"
I want to remove it from the desktop as I do not need it and its out of place. However I'm confused because the only options when right-clicked are: Open, Clear recent items list and Create Shortcut.

I tried dragging into the start menu but it is still on the desktop as well. I cant drag it into the recycle bin and I do not know what else to do.

Can someone please help me?


The Noob

A:Cant remove desktop Icon/Shortcut

Try right clicking desktop>personalize>change desktop icons (top right of the window)>uncheck recent places.


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I recentley downloaded CARDBUILDER onto my desktop then decided against installing it due to unverified

certificates on it. So I decided to remove the installer on my desktop but as soon as I right click my mouse it just freezes everything & I have to manually reboot my pc.

Does anyone have an idea as to how I can remove this?

I am running XP on a Dell Dimension 3100C.

Many thanks,


A:Cannot remove Cardbuilder icon from desktop

Tried removing in safe mode?

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I sent my computer to the repair shop and they apparently reinstalled everything. For some reason they put the "Homegroup" system icon on my desktop and I don't want it there, I don't even use that. When I right click it, there is no delete option at all. Can anyone tell me how to delete this? Its annoying. I really get tired of Windows 8 trying to force me to use things that I don't wish to use. I noticed when I click on the icon it has the option of "Leave the homegroup". I don't know if that would get rid of the icon or not but I am afraid to click leave the homegroup because they said my windows was corrupted and they fixed it. I am afraid to do anything drastic on my computer for fear it might corrupt it again. It seems like any little thing you do messes up this Windows 8.

A:Can't remove system icon off my desktop

go to Control Panel.right click on the start icon lower right corner From there, click Personalization, . click Change desktop icons on the left. uncheck the box by network
see pics in link for a view of what you should see good luck
How to remove HomeGroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop - PC Advisor

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Hi there, I've just reinstalled my Windows XP SP3 on my laptop but after installing the integrated webcam a (Laptop Integrated Webcam) icon appeared on my desktop and I'm unable to delete it, I've tried pressing delete after selecting it but nothing, also when right clicking on it no "delete" option is shown. Does anyone know how I could remove this annoying icon? Please help my because I really hate having icons on my desktop, thanks in advance.

A:Unable to remove icon from desktop

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Hi, I need help on how to remove the arrows on desktop icons. 
Please don't advice Windows Ultimate Tweaker as I already tried it and the option to disable the arrows seems disabled. 
Please give me detailed description.

A:How To Remove Arrows In Desktop Icon?

I have not used it myself but try Winaero Tweaker here. It's under the Appearance section.

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Hello guys

I have tried asking computeractive and webuser but they are so complicated on wot they were asking me to do

However desktop icon - its is virgin.net and i dont think i ever completed the installationn as i didnt sign up for virgin as i now have broadband but i tried to drag it into recycle bin and it simply won't let me.

i am going to have this icon for long time to come! If i right click on the icon - its just said virgin.net , virgin home email and so on.

I tried to use unlocker no such luck

then someone from computeractive told me to use eusing and i saw something virgin.net so i repair it and its now showing in yellow instead of red icon with virgin on.

Is there any chance of anyway of getting rid of this icon as i had it for nearly 5 years i think and i think its abt time that i got rid of it.

Please help!

A:Vigin icon on desktop - need to remove it

Try Move On Boot, it's pretty simple and effective.

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Hi there
Not sure what update it appeared after but I now have a Home group icon on the desktop that I can't remove -- normal desktop icons can be deleted via right mouse click --no option for this. On the Home group icon the delete option doesn't appear on right mouse click.

As I'm running W8.1 ENTERPRISE I don't want or NEED Homegroups.

Any solution on how to get rid of the icon. (I can always restore but I shouldn't have to do this for such a stupid problem).


A:Cannot remove Homegroup Icon from Desktop (W8.1)

Hello Jimbo,

Since you do not use HomeGroup, you could stop and disable the two services below to get rid of it. You may or may not need to restart the PC afterwards to apply if refreshing the desktop doesn't do so.

Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8

HomeGroup Listener
HomeGroup Provider

Hope this helps.

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I tried Customize Desktop under Display Settings for Desktop, the box next to Administrative Tools is not checked, but when I reboot, the icon is still there.

A:Unable to Remove Desktop Icon

Still in need of help, thanks.

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I've seen solutions posted all over for removing the desktop icon from appearing in windows 7 when you press alt+tab, but this does not seem to apply the change to the win+tab shortcut.

I added a DWORD called 'AltTabSettings' in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and set the value to 1, is this supposed to work for both alt+tab and win+tab?

If not, anyone know how to do this? It would make win+tab (which is much prettier of an effect than alt+tab) much more effective.

-on win7 home premium 64bit

A:Anyone know how to remove the desktop icon from the win+tab shortcut?

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, that will only work with the ALT+Tab option. I'm not sure how to do this with WIN+Tab, if possible.

ALT+TAB - Use Classic Icons or Default Thumbnails

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After upgrade of Win7 to Win10 I got an Onedrive icon on my desktop. It can't be deleted.

Is there a way to disable this icon in the registry? What is the guid?

A:How to remove OneDrive desktop icon

Hello zdzdz,

Downloading and merging the .reg file below should remove the OneDrive desktop icon for you. You may need to either refresh (F5) the desktop or log out/in to fully apply.

See also: OneDrive Desktop Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 10


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Shawn Brink
; http://www.tenforums.com
; Remove OneDrive icon from desktop




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iv been searching for how many hour, editing registries but no luck how to remove the desktop shortcut icon properties,i already remove the properties in desktop but when you click the shortcut and right-click the properties is still there

A:How to Remove Desktop Shortcut Icon Properties

Hello and welcome Gabriel mate can I just ask what you are trying to do?? For example make them larger, smaller or simply just an icon name??
In Properties as you can see you can change them for one of your choice etc but first why??

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Okay so I have a file on my desktop and can not remove it.
I have already tried the general ways to remove it.. like dragging it
to the recycle bin and right clicking the file and selecting delete.
I have also refreshed my desktop icon cache and some other minor stuff.
Still this stubborn icon shows it's ugly face on my desktop.
Please help; as I'm MEGA OCD about my desktop and the icons placed on it.
I have been this way since windows 98!
The screenshots below, will explain more.
Thanks In Advance for any help!

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every time i open recent places the recent places icon keeps popping up in the desktop. how do i remove it?

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how can i remove network connections icon from desktop

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Running Windows 7 I somehow ended up with a "Recent Places" link and icon on my desktop. I can't move it to the trash or delete it.

How can I remove the "Recent Places" icon from my desktop?

A:Cannot remove a Recent Places desktop icon

Open Computer and drag recent places to your Favorites in the sidebar

and then don't forget refresh your dekstop..

it works

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When I turned on my computer today, there was a printer icon, like the one in the control panel. I couldn't remove it with Right click, or even the Command Prompt! How can I get rid of it? Also, I don't even use a printer! The folder is empty!

A:Solved: Cannot remove printer icon on desktop

Hello Thnikkaman. Find the folder through search and delete it with this.

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The best software that I can find is PS Tray Factory but even that fails because when I connect to the remote PC the tray iconof the remote PC comes back again I cant do that registry hack that removes all the tray icons because I need some tray icons.And other registry hacks don't seem to work or I cant find the one..I want to remove the tray icon of the software but it still needs to be runningI'm not asking for much.. just the tray icon Just basically hiding it using the windows feature "Hide icon and notifications" is not enough becausethe user can simply click the arrow to view all tray icons (Windows 7 by the way)Maybe you could try the software yourself and see if you can hide the remote icon?http://www.dgtsoft.com/screen/MSRD_setup.exe

A:remove the tray icon of multi screen desktop

Hello,is this what you need?Remove Application Icons From the Task Bar

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(This thread could fall under several forums, but technically it's an XP registry change, so I put it here.)

I recently removed Zenworks and the Novell client from a workstation. If you've ever uninstalled those applications, you know it can be a serious pain sometimes, and many files are not removed.

In this case, the Application Explorer icon was left on the desktop after uninstallation. The problem is, there is no obvious way to remove it. It is plain white, and has no "Delete" option if you right click on it. So how do you make this go away? After much searching I found the answer. Maybe this will show up in a Google search and help someone else in the future.

Delete this key from the registry (XP):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ Desktop\NameSpace\ {CF8EF420-3DF3-11d0-AC35-00C04FD9338A}

It should have the value"Application Explorer" or a custom name if you have changed it. It may be that the key "{CF8EF420-3DF3-11d0-AC35-00C04FD9338A}" is not always the same for every installation of Zenworks, so again, double check the value before you delete.

If you're removing Zenworks from many workstations, create a .reg file with the entry including a leading "-", and you can just double click it and watch the icon disappear. The easiest way to make this is to find the entry you want to delete. Export it. Edit that .reg file so there is a leading "-" in front of the entry.... Read more

A:Tip: Remove Zenworks Application Explorer Icon From Desktop

I don't know to many Netware people around here. I haven't supported it for a couple of years but I would like to know what version of Zenworks you were using. I can't say that I ever ran into this problem when I was using it. When I use to do this I would make sure that I would unregister the workstation first. Then uninstall Zenworks and then uninstall the client.

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Hi all you windows 7 buddies,
I'd like to get some help on how to remove the text beneath the icons on my desktop. I know you're supposed to rename it and type Alt+255 but my HP G62-144DX laptop doesn't have a numpad or a numlock that I can see or find. I'm running home premium 64bit. If you have a solution, that would be awesome! Thank you, have a great weekend!

btw, here is a link to a photo of my keyboard if that may help

A:How to remove desktop icon text? but laptop w/o numlock :(

run "charmap" .. lots of blank words

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sudden appearance of mysterious desktop icon in Japanese, cannot delete; shape of a key, round part has percentages (like 40%, always changing) and key thread part has up arrow and 6.4K/s on top and down arrow 28.3K/s. Is this a virus? How to remove it? Can I do a screen shot and send to you, if so how? If I click on this icon, a panel opens up above it, like a menu, with icons and words (choices) in Japanese, which I do not read. Please help. Running Chrome, Windows 8.1, HP PC Compaq. Am relatively computer illiterate but a quick learner. Most grateful.

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Hello, every program shortcut on my desktop appears with the Windows application icon on top of it and this is very annoying. I've searched quite thoroughly but haven't found any solutions yet. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Kindly, Vassilis

PS: The look of the attachments describes how every program desktop shortcut looks. The first shows how it is, the second how i want it to look like, like the software's icon.

A:Remove -Windows application icon- on top of the software icon

See whether this will help: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I was messing around with folders and stuff in Windows 10, now this Microsoft Office Outlook icon is stuck on my desktop all of a sudden and there is no way to get rid of it.
-Doesn't provide a delete option
-Selecting it and pressing the delete key nor shift+delete works
-Doesn't show up in explorer when you navigate to Desktop folder
-Doesn't appear in search results
-Even trying to open it does nothing
-Is visible when using the Unlocker program, but still no option to delete. Clicking 'OK' just closes Unlocker.

Wasn't really installing anything when I noticed it, and malwarebytes found nothing, so I'm pretty sure it's not a virus or anything.

-Someone told me to "hold shift, right click empty area on desktop, click open command window here in the right click menu, type dir & hit enter, type del "name"" but it didn't show up there either.

-I was asked if I ever had Office 2007 or how old my machine is, but the answer is no and I built this desktop in 2011, just last week did a fresh install of Windows 10 Home. Also, this just appeared today; never before.

-Was told its a registry entry, not a file, and to to look for it in regedit [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ but it's not there

-Told to delete {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\ but it is also not there.

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A:Icon locked on desktop; can't remove it (Microsoft Office Outlook)

I think that file is corrupted. Go type in Start search cmd and run it as administartor. Then, type this sfc/scannow.

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Until yesterday, I was able to remove the color background (completely) from the desktop icon text when I right-clicked on the desktop, next clicked "Arrange Icons by..", and then deselected "Lock Web Items on Desktop".

For some reason this technique no longer works. This is just a nuisance, and not a serious problem, but I would appreciate it if someone could suggest how else to remove the color backgrounds. And "No", I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this change, except that I have just defragged my hard disk and am in the process of packing the files to the front of the disk.

A:[SOLVED] How can you remove color background from Desktop Icon Text?

Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Advanced tab > Performance > Settings button > Visual Effects tab > "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".

This will make the icon text background transparent. It's not exactly easy to find or clear what it does from the description, but it works.

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Hi, all of a sudden and for no reason, various icons have stopped loading for both the programs and files used by these programs: 

Microsoft Edge
Various Windows Programs

The programs still work fine but I would like to have the icons back.
This seems to be a problem that many people are having but I can find no definite solution. 

Any ideas?

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So a lot of people are complaining about the Windows 10 icon that shows in your icon tray after the KB3035583, which allows you to reserve your Windows 10 copy right away. Even thought you reserve it, it'll stay there. In order to remove it, you simply have to remove it from the start-up (and it's in the Task Scheduler). To do this, follow the instructions below.Edit: Added two other methods, one of which (Method 3) only hides it in the extended icon tray. Only Method 1 and Method 2 will prevent it from launching.Method 1 - Using AutorunsDownload Autoruns.zip from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;Extract the content of the Autoruns.zip folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;Click on Options and uncheck Hide Microsoft Entries, then wait for Autoruns to load the additional entries;In the Filter zone, enter gwx;Entrie related to GWX (Get Windows 10) will appear. Uncheck:\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigRestart your computer, and you're done;To enable it, simply check these entries back.Method 2 - Using Task Scheduler (credits to Dragonlady24 for the method and instructions)Original post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578100/remove-the-get-windows-10-icon-from-the-icon-tray/page-2#entry3723214The procedure has been modified to be more comprehensible and include instructions for both ... Read more

A:Remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the icon tray

Oh, is this not a service any more then? When KB3035583 first came out it installed a service called GWX, has this GWX service disappeared today and been replaced by these scheduled tasks? Would other scheduled task managing programs let you disable this: for example windows' task scheduler or CCleaner(startups section, scheduled tasks tab, maybe tick "advanced")?

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How to: Remove system "Favorites" icon from Windows 7 desktop

A:Remove system "Favorites" desktop icon

I'm not really sure what this means.
How to: Remove system "Favorites" icon from Windows 7 desktop. What is a system Favorites icon? When you left click on this icon what opens?
If you have installed a icon on your desktop and no longer want it just drag and drop to recycle bin. This works most of the time. You can also right click on it and go to delete, this also works most of the time. Get back and let us know how thing are going.

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Is there a way to remove it from the desktop without venturing into the registry?

A:How Do I Remove the "Homegroups Icon" From My Desktop

Do you mean from Windows Explorer tree?

I don't know of any other way, but it's easily done;

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

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In windows 8 it was removed and I was happy (I have a keyboard so I just use hotkeys), but in 8.1 it turns on by default and I can't see how to switch it back off. Thanks in advance!

A:Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1

A screenshot would help.

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The Windows 7 method for removing the homegroup icon from the navigation pain doesn't seem to work, even though the extremely similar method for the libraries icon does. Has anyone managed to remove it? I don't feel like disabling homegroups, Microsoft made setting up a network too annoying without it (unless someone has a guide...)

Here was the old way. It seems to have no effect:
Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

A:How to remove the Homegroup icon in Windows 8?

Hello Pixel Eater,

I just tested the tutorial in Windows 8, and it works if you also do it with these registry locations below as well.

32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8:


Only 64-bit Windows 8:



Hope this helps,

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Today I had a new icon in my taskbar. It wa a prompt to install Windows 10. At this time, I am not interested in installing Windows 10. How can I permanently deleet this ucon prompt?

A:Remove Windows 10 install icon

See http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/31/microsoft-starts-prompting-windows-7-and-windows-8-users-to-reserve-their-free-windows-10-upgrade/ , nothing to fret over, IMO.

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In Windows XP Home edition, is there a way to eliminate the 'Windows Messenger' icon from the TaskBar? Thanks

A:Remove Windows Messenger Icon

You can remove it completely using Add/Remove Programs, select Windows Components, and unselect 'Windows Messenger'.

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Does anyone know how to remove the little two people icon that appears on the drives when you share them.

I don't like them and am on a network with 2 networks.

Picture Will Tell You What I mean:

Tell me if you know how to. I remember I changed a registry entry when I had vista, I know have Win7 and want to know how to get rid of them.

Lots of research and still no solution.

A:How to Remove Windows 7 Sharing Icon

This works with Vista and it might works with Seven
Go to Regedit and make sure you create restore point before applying this

Name : (Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Modify the value and copy this into the value data

"msshrui.dll" for Windows 9x/Me, "ntshrui.dll" for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
After editing the registry, you need to restart your PC.
feel free to ask

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