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Windows 7: Desktop refresh


11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop refresh

Any ideas how to fix this?? I'm new (1 month) to Windows 7


If I save a file on my desktop (recently an XLS and PDF file) on my desktop.... open windows exploder and drag the two files off the desktop into some folder, the files still appear on my desktop until I right-click and refresh the desktop.

It's really annoying. Any ideas??


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11 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to device manager and make sure you have the most up to date driver for your graphics card.
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I do. I've got a pretty hot (upgraded) modeling card..... and the drivers are current. It did the same on the previous, originally installed drivers on the computer too.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Click Start > Type "regedit" in the box and it enter

Right click "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" and click "Find"

Type "dontrefresh" in the search box and hit enter

You will see the value called "DontRefresh", right click it to change the value, set it to 0

Restart your computer

See if that fixes it (it should)
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11 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

How in the world did you figure THAT out!!!???

That's exactly right! Wow...

Thank you
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11 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No problem! Glad I could help
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05 Jan 2011   #7

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

i realize this thread is 5 months old, but here it goes anyway: what can i do to fix this problem if the registry search for "dontrefresh" doesn't come up with anything?
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05 Jan 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try it again. I have seen posts, that some say that it does not show at first.
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