This is a known issue with Windows 7, and probably every other Windows version, and for some inconceivable reason Microsoft either cannot or will not fix it. I have put up with this on my streaming computer for some time, but now it is really starting to get to me. I have tried all the recommended fixes, including moving an icon back and forth and other silly things which are somehow supposed to make Windows 'remember' better. None of it makes any difference. Finally, as a last resort, I even installed Desktop Restore but even that doesn't work. All it seems to do is 'restore' the icons to a different random pattern, but nothing puts them back where they actually were. This post is my last last resort. Is there any secret way I may not know about to make this behave the way it is supposed to? It seems like such a dumb problem, and it is inconceivable that there is no proper fix for it. Yet regardless of what I try, every time I reboot my computer my desktop icons get scrambled. What is going on here?