IE7 Creates shortcut on Desktop

Internet Explorer 7 Creates a shortcut on the users desktop when Double-Clicked, instead of opening the application as expected.

Double-Clicking the IE7 icon again creates another shortcut, and so on.

 

There are two possible fixes for this issue:

1.  Try renaming or deleting verclsid.exe in windows\system32 and windows\prefetch (.pf)

2.  Locate the LegacyDisable subkey under the following two keys in the Registry:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\Shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Computer_User_Name\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\shell\OpenHome

If present, Delete the LegacyDisable subkey.

Restart the system and test.  Check for new MS updates and download if required.