chris1neji I think our systems are about equal, anyway my setups are P4's @ 3.4 GHz
Yes I minimize daily... which I think you mean by 'minimize' ... 'do I shut it off each day, absolutely I do, yes.
I test lots of softwares and so I'm in & out, reimaging, rebooting most of the time I'm on the computers.
If you're saying you only restart once a month then we sure are on the opposite ends of the situation.
As far as the creating a New User Account, yes I absolutely did test that, and absolutely yes it still does the Refresh Dance, however note that for those who tested that scenario when you boot up the new account you only have what 3 or 4 icons on the Desktop at that point and you cannot notice the refresh at that level, but when I created a new user account and booted up I noticed that it didn't seem to do the dance with those few icons, But, as soon copied the various 30 icons over to my Desktop from my main account desktop, and rebooted, then Yes Absolutely it does the Icon Refresh Dance.
Anyway, did any of you notice with Specifically IE9 installed what I said previously...?
..on 7 with IE8 if you're at any website, and you File> Send> Shortcut to Desktop of that website... well that procedure happens just fine, but get this, on IE9 if you do that, as soon as the shortcut lands on the desktop, guess what, all the desktop icons quickly refresh themselves! ...this bugs me more than the other I think. (sending a shortcut to desktop from Any local item is fine, it's just via IE9 it does it)