After installing XP on a new machine, I noticed that the text on it’s desktop had a background color when it should be transparent. If you run into the same problem, try this…
- Go to your “Control Panel”
- Double click on “System”
- Select the “Advanced” tab
- Click on “Settings” in the Performance category
- Scroll down and make sure the “Use drop shadow for icons labels on desktop” option is checked
That should do it.