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updated Win drivers puter doesn't save icon locations

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    updated Win drivers puter doesn't save icon locations


    When I update Windows graphics drivers, Windows (Win8.1) does not save the desktop icons where I keep them, and I have to put them back where I like them,, snapshot attached.. a long time ago I had to use a separate utility to save icon positions.. I have been using desktop icons for many, many years..

    how do I tell windows not to lose the icon positions when I upgrade drivers.. btw, I use Nvidia x64

    when I do the graphics driver upgrades, al the desktop icons just go into the right side in a scattered order. and I have to put them back like my snapshot shows how I like them
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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updated Win drivers puter doesn't save icon locations
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