I am running the latest version (11.0.654), language en-au, Australian user.
The desktop icon issue is not fixed. I have checked the registry as suggested but do not have the "Shortcuts" folder in the MSC folder, and do not know how to add this. If I try to add anything in the MSC folder of the registry it says it cannot ("Cannot create key: Error writing to the registry")
The desktop icon is recreated during start up (when the desktop first appears it is not there, then appears during the startup process)