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waynf

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I have several program icons on my desktop, the result of downloading off the internet, such as Yahoo Messenger, Internet Call Manager, Canon BJC 2100 driver, and CW Shredder. What is the process for removing them from desktop and placing them on my Startup Menu, as a technician has told me that I should keep my desktop as slim as possible as everytime I do something Windows has to refresh the Desktop, true or false?. If true what is the process to make these changes.
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drag and drop from the desktop to the start menu button :tazz:
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I dragged and dropped and it did indeed end up on start menu, but the icon is still on the desktop, and if I attempt to delete it it warns me that it is a program and that I would not be able to use it again.

Please advise.
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Hi waynf

It sounds like you have downloaded and saved to desktop some program files, normally if you just delete an icon it will give you a warning that this action will only delete the icon, if you want to uninstall the program you should use the Add\Remove programs in the control panel.

Play it safe, delete one file that gives you this warning and say Yes, try to run the program just after deleting, does it still run, if not go into your Recycling bin, choose the file and select Restore.

If you have installed the programs already, they should be in the start menu and it should be safe to delete the Installer. You could right click the file if it is an installer and choose cut, move into My Documents folder and create a file called Apps, go into the folder and right click again and select Paste. This will move the installers from your desktop.
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Thanks will try it.

Regards
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