Disable “There are unused icons on your desktop” Popup Balloon

The Desktop Cleanup Wizard is suppose to run every 60 days. But the reality is that it runs almost every 15 Minutes making it very Annoying and difficult to work on XP. So here is how to remove it:

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1. Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties,

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2. Select Desktop tab, and click the Customize Desktop icon.

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3. Now uncheck the box next to “Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days

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one!! enjoy.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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