Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Windows 7 has two Desktop locations. One for the current user, and one shared by all users.
Sometimes a program may have the option to allow it's shortcuts to be placed for the single current user or all users when installed.
In your case, you can move these shortcuts from the all users location to your current user desktop location instead. Hidden
all users location: C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop
Current user location (your user folder): C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop
Hope this helps,