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Windows 8.1 desktop icons rearrange on reboot

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    Windows 8.1 desktop icons rearrange on reboot

    Windows 8.1 desktop icons (not metro) , on reboot rearrange themselves on left side of screen.
    Auto arrange is turned off.


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Does it do it on another user account? Could be a user profile issue.

    Very strange. I've seen something like that before, but only on a dual monitor setup.

    Do you put your icons where you want on the screen? Then on a reboot it goes back to the way it was?

    Very odd.
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    As a stop-gap measure you can use this: Download DesktopOK - MajorGeeks
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Windows 8.1 desktop icons rearrange on reboot
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