My new Acer Aspire One netbook came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter and lots of other promotional software.
Some of them (like Norton and McAfee) I uninstalled immediately. Others (like the Barnes & Notble Desktop Reader and the Times Reader) I would like to keep until I see whether they can be useful).
Regardless, I would like to remove their desktop icons (making them accessible through the Start menu only), in such a way that when I add another user account, these desktop icons will not appear on that user's desktop.
But when I checked my desktop folder
C:\Users\an00b\Desktop I noticed that it's empty!
So my desktop's folder is empty, but the icons are still visible on the Desktop. How is this possible? Where are they stored in Windows 7?