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Windows 7 icons and gadgets not showing on desktop

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just did a fresh install of windows 7 a week ago and then all the sudden I don't know what happened but I can see my task bar but I can't see any icons on my desktop or any gadgets
I can turn the desktop toolbar on and in the task bar click it and see all the icons that suppose to be on the desktop but I don't see them on the desktop itself
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by:Raver87
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Hi!
I would like to know the following before I can answer your question:
#1. What graphicscard do you have?
#2. CPU?
#3. RAM?
#4. Where did you download the beta?
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by:Raver87
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Or, you could try this first. Open My Computer and activate "Show hidden files and folders" for the root of all harddrives =)
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by:BTMExpert
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I have a ATI 9800
with an AMD 2800 XP
 1 Gb of ram
got the beta off microsofts site

I really think its an option somewhere I just am not seeing
I checked the root folder for my drives and they all have the option Show hiddne files and folders selected under the folder options menu
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Check this site: http://www.xp-tips.com/hide-desktop-icons.html

It's for Windows XP, but I think it works in Windows 7 aswell ;-)
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I bet thats it I will try it later tonight and let you know
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yep that got it I feel silly now
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