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Windows move all icons to the left of the screen

Windows move all icons to the left of the screen
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I have arranged my desktop icons in the same relative place for over ten years and I get a bit peeved when Windows 7 decides I need to conform.

Things might be different if I could leave my PC on all the time. As it is, even though I have unticked Auto arrange Icons | and Align Icons to Grid when I restart, Windows is very likely to move all my icons to the left of the screen.

It's a bit like someone coming to your desk and moving the papers around. It doesn't happen all the time, but it certainly will on the weekly Microsoft update.

Is there any extra trick I can use to stop this happening...
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