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  1.    12 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 321
    Windows 10 Pro

    Performed Repair Install but still have some various issues


    I'd like to address them one by one so I don't get confused:

    First issue: I cannot delete a Desktop icon by right clicking on it. After a few seconds after right clicking on the icon in question, my Desktop disappears - then reappears with the icon I tried to delete still there. In order to delete it, I have to go to Computer>Desktop - and delete it from that list. I also can't rename Desktop icons. The same thing happens. Also, there is one specific icon I can't remove by any method! Recommendations, please?
    Last edited by Nisko; 12 Jul 2017 at 21:05.
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  2.    12 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,855
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    First issue: I cannot delete a Desktop icon by right clicking on it. After a few seconds after right clicking on the icon in question, my Desktop disappears - then reappears with the icon I tried to delete still there. In order to delete it, I have to go to Computer>Desktop - and delete it from that list. I also can't rename Desktop icons.
    1. option: It might be, that active desktop is ON. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "ForceActiveDesktopOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktopChanges" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "DesktopProcess" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "SeparateProcess" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    2. option: Some installed shell extension might be interfering.

    Download http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

    Go to - Options - Select Hide all Microsoft extensions

    Edit - Select All - then - File - Disable Selected Items.

    Check, if it did anything. If not, you can re-enable all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    Also, there is one specific icon I can't remove by any method! Recommendations, please?
    Try Unlocker or LockHunter.
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #3

    If you're still having issues, I would consider a clean format install.
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  4.    13 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    Nisko,

    If you're still having issues, I would consider going to the computer / display card maker and installing the latest version of the display driver. Whilst this might not be the cause of the problem in your particular case, odd behaviour like this can be caused by display drivers so it is worth trying.

    Installing the latest version is more thorough than using Device manager to check for updates because it will overwrite any corruption to the existing driver.

    If your computer / display card is no longer supported in Windows 10 then you can try experimenting with the latest versions for Windows 7 / 8 but there would be no guarantee of success.

    Denis
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  5.    14 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,070
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I suggest you create a new account and see if that has problems. If that works, then your original account profile may be corrupt and you will need to move your files to the new account. There is a forum tutorial on this.
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  6.    14 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 321
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Will I lose any programs - or anything else? I have never heard of this procedure - but, if it fixes my problem, I'll do it. Thank you for responding.
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  7.    14 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,384
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    No, you are just creating another account, you are not uninstalling a program or deleting data.
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  8.    14 Jul 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 321
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Please tell me how to find that forum tutorial (how to move files to a new account). I've looked but I know I'm not looking in the right place or the right way. I need to learn how to do this. Please explain. Thank you.

    BTW, I still want to learn how to find specific tutorials - but changing accounts didn't help my issue. Could you make another suggestion? I'll try anything to fix this issue without having to do a clean install. I just have too many programs and settings.
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  9.    15 Jul 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,855
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    I suggest you create a new account and see if that has problems.
    You should try this first. If the new user account will work, you can try moving it.

    Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials


    I can not find the tutorial either, but this is close enough.

    http://www.techbout.com/fix-corrupt-...ndows-10-9139/
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  10.    15 Jul 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 321
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    I've tried a new account and that didn't work. FYI: I have also tried a Repair Install. I'm 72 years old and, by the time I get all my programs loaded into a clean install, I won't be in this world anymore - and I'll lose my business which depends heavily on my computer - and I depend heavily on the income. If no one in this forum can help, I'll have to call Microsoft support (I hate to do that)! Thanks for all your help. Perhaps you have some other ideas?
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