i have some icons that i want to remove from my screen

May 22, 2013 at 11:20:06
Specs: Windows 7
i want to remove some icons, but i don't know how, can you help. some of these seem to slow my pc down and i would like to remove them completely

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May 22, 2013 at 11:33:13
Icons aren't going to slow down your computer. If you have a lot of programs running, that can slow your system down. Can you explain a little more what it is that's happening? You can delete programs in Add/Remove Programs, or keep them from running at startup in msconfig.

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May 22, 2013 at 11:53:20
The System Configuration Utility is supposed to be only a troubleshooting tool, not a long term solution to disabling startup software. Disable the startup method within each program's respective Options/Settings section individually.

Jerry, where are these icons to which you're referring?

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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May 22, 2013 at 13:48:01
In addition to the above information I would tell you that in most cases, desktop icons are nothing more than shortcuts to the actual program. As such, they can be deleted. As stated above, those icons wouldn't be slowing down you computer. The programs they link to might be, if they are running in the background.

Post your system specs and the programs in question.

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