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    Basic Desktop question (XP Pro)

    I just read that having alot of icons/files on the desktop slows down the system. I'd like some confirmation of that. TYIA

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    Re: Basic Desktop question (XP Pro)

    Where did you read that item?
    I don't see how that can slow your system down, since it's really a group of shortcuts displaying on the desktop.
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    Re: Basic Desktop question (XP Pro)

    I don't know if this applies to stand-alone computers. If you're on a network with roaming profiles, your desktop is synchronized with a network copy each time you log on to or log off from the network. Shortcuts shouldn't matter much, but "real" files and folders on the desktop would cause a lot of network traffic.

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    Re: Basic Desktop question (XP Pro)

    In earlier versions (95,98 Me) the answer is YES.
    But in a none networked system, no they should not.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Basic Desktop question (XP Pro)

    I think it was on a Steve Bass ezine. Someone in the office-an IT guy-told me as well. My desktop is the wonder of the office. You can hardly see the background.

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