I just bought a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 installed. There is a "feature", however, that I don't like at all. On top of my wallpaper are two "Toshiba" message - one is a Toshiba Bulletin Board version box that's fairly large and is centered on my desktop (it's not the bulletin board itself, but just an "About" box with the version number). The other is a white "Toshiba" ad (lower right). No matter which wallpaper I use, these two obnoxious messages remain on my desktop. Does anybody know how to get rid of them? Right click does nothing and they can't be selected.
Or you can download a picture from another source (or even another desktop theme from MS) and set that as your background. If the Toshiba items are still there, then they are gadgets. If they aren't, then they're embedded into the wallpaper you're using.