Did you know there are more than one Desktop folder?
One for you, one for All Users, one for Administrator, and one each for any other accounts on your system.
If the icons appear in both your Desktop folder and the "All Users" Desktop folder, then they will be displayed twice.
In Windows Explorer, goto Tools > Folder Options, View files, to show hidden files and folders, then look under Documents & Settings for the other user accounts.
I hope this help.
have an HP ZD7015US running Windows Media Center 2004. After I "upgraded' to SP2, all the icons on the desktop appear twice. I am using the "Classic" start menu and the shortcuts are only installed in one place (C:/Documents and Settings/All users/Desktop.)I have searched for duplicate keys in the registry and the double icons appear even when doing a clean boot. Does anyone know what causes this qand how to fix it.