How to add and remove system icons from the Windows 7 desktop

  1. Right click an empty place on your desktop and select Personalize from the menu that opens.

  1. In the Personalization window that opens click Change desktop icons to open the Desktop Icon Settings Window.

  1. In the Desktop Icon Settings window uncheck the box adjacent to the icon(s) you no longer with to appear on your desktop.

  1. Click OK to close the window and see the changes.

There you have it! You’ve just customized your desktop. Aren’t computers great?

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