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After you install Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, a Restore My Active Desktop button appears on the desktop. However, when you click this button, nothing happens. This article helps you fix this problem.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
Log off from Windows, and then log on. Determine whether the Restore My Active Desktop button was removed. If it is gone, you are finished with this article. If the button is still there, you can contact support.