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going to My Computer > Desktop, and trying to delete it doesnt work either.
EDIT: also forgot to mention you cannot drag the icon to quick launch or anywhere else such as the start menu. the original icon is always stuck on the desktop. Why its like this i have nooo clue. but believe me when i say other people have this same problem. its just funny because on my desktop computer its not like this, nor on my dads laptop or desktop computer.
ANOTHER EDIT: i just noticed that when you do try dragging it into a folder or the start menu, it only creates a shortcut in that destination. So it seems as though the 'root icon' is literally stuck on the desktop. i guess this is why so many people resort to editing the registry to get rid of it