Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. June 30, 2004
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My Icons Redraw too Often
Have you noticed that your desktop icons occationally redraw themselves? If you'd like to take control of how often this happens, try this cool registry hack.

Run RegEdit. When RegEdit opens, navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.

Right-click in the right pane and choose New, DWORD Value. Name the new DWORD Max Cached Icons. Now, double-click the new entry and, when the Edit DWORD Value dialog box opens, enter

8000

and click OK. Close RegEdit by choosing Registry, Exit, and restart the computer.