I am one of the lucky people to have bought a desktop with Vista installed.  It’s like the even numbered Star Trek movies – avoid at all costs! Random crashes, blue screens, hijacks and now the thing rearrangesmy desktop icons every time I reboot.

From poking around the internet I am not alone. And of course there are quite an array of ‘solutions’ that don’t do anything useful. Kind of interesting that MS hasn’t come out with a workaround or fix that solves the issue. Especially where the problem appears to have existed for some time and is present in some Windows 7 installs as well.

I found a really useful product called . The product allows you to create sets of desktop icons on your desktop with real names, like “Work in Progress”, “Tools”, or anything else.

Windows Fences

Windows Fences

This is really what I was trying to do anyhow. Best is the common usage version is free! Highly recommend.