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Old 12-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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I have a DELL Inspiron 1525 about 2 months old with vista basic OS. For some reason on my desktop a white square appears after the laptop has been on for a few minutes and it will notgo away, I can not get it off of the desk top. It seems to me that it is above the desktop if you will, if I highlight with the curser the blue goes behind the white square.

Please someone help me get rid of this.......
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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Try going to the Display settings in the Control Panel ---> Desktop tab-->Customize Desktop-->Web tab-->uncheck "My current home page" AND "lock desktop items".
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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i think that i fixed it, I am sure that it was a splash screen for dell support center
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I have a DELL Inspiron 1525 about 2 months old with vista basic OS. For some reason on my desktop a white square appears after the laptop has been on for a few minutes and it will notgo away, I can not get it off of the desk top. It seems to me that it is above the desktop if you will, if I highlight with the curser the blue goes behind the white square.

Please someone help me get rid of this.......
Could it be due to a start up program that runs upon computer start up that hangs. I would try disabling startup applications first. BTW, if you just bough the computer in the last two months aren't you eligible for a free Windows 7 upgrade coupon? I would get my coupon and dump Vista ASAP.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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Could it be due to a start up program that runs upon computer start up that hangs. I would try disabling startup applications first. BTW, if you just bough the computer in the last two months aren't you eligible for a free Windows 7 upgrade coupon? I would get my coupon and dump Vista ASAP.
Thanks I will look into the upgrade coupon I was unaware of that....
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Thanks I will look into the upgrade coupon I was unaware of that....
Yeah, checkout Dell's windows 7 upgrade site (read the FAQ section, the program ends Dec 31, 2009).
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:01 PM   #7
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Buy a Mac and you won't need to worry about it
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Buy a Mac and you won't need to worry about it
I will not, PC all the way!!!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:15 AM   #9
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If you have Vista Home Basic, I don't think you are eligible for the upgrade...if that's the case, buy the Windows 7 Upgrade (Home Premium or better) anyways. It's a much better experience than Vista.
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