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Disable Desktop Cleanup Wizard

One of the most annoying pop up balloons I see when working on other peoples computers is the Desktop Cleanup Wizard in XP.  I really see no reason for this feature to be enabled by default.  Here is how to disable the annoyance.

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Right click any open area on your desktop and select Properties and click the Customize Desktop button.

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In the Desktop Items window uncheck the box next to Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days.

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  • Published 01/14/08

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