As a rule, I don’t like to keep anything on the desktop. This is especially true for the Windows XP machine that I keep around to play a few games, and test web sites in IE.

Today, after over 7 years of running XP, I was presented with a “There are unused icons on your desktop” notification in the taskbar.

I remember laughing at this feature when Windows XP was announced and I couldn’t believe that I had never bothered to disable the useless wizard.

The fine folks over at TACK Tech have nice step-by-step instructions for anyone who is interested.