Many installed program Icons changing to WIN7 Default Icon

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by JPMTJR, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. JPMTJR

    JPMTJR New Member

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    The programs do still work but the icons are changing on their own to the WIN7 Default Icon. I go into the properties of the Shortcut and change the Icon back to what it is supposed to be but after a reboot it changes again to the Default Icon. ALso, I have MS Office 2007 installed and the Shortcut for this application doesn't give me the ability to change the Icon in the Shortcut Properties.
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Which default icon is it? And also, did you perform a clean install, or did you upgrade to Windows 7.
     
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    JPMTJR New Member

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    I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 64 Bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The Following Icons have changed to the Default Windows 7 Icons: Outlook 2007, HP Media Smart, Lightscribe, Roxio Creator 2010, Sonicfire Pro 5, Sound Soap SE 2, HP Easy Printer Care, HP Update, SeaGate Manager, Snagit 9 Editor, Snagit 9, Shop for HP Supplies, Snood Deluxe...to name a few.
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    So you did an upgrade? That's the culprit. We could go into extended troubleshooting which could take weeks and we might still not find a solution, so I'd suggest you back-up and re-install Windows 7 (doing a custom/clean install this time) From the time you start the setup to the time you have all your files restored shouldn\t take anymore then 2 hours. This is almost guaranteed to fix the problem.
     
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    As well as improve performance and eliminate any other problems you may encounter.
     
  6. JPMTJR

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    That's not what I wanted to hear. I really do not want to format and reinstall. I'm hoping that Microsoft comes out with a fix in their updates. I guess that I will wait. I can live with it.

    I thought that maybe, somehow, Icons could be loaded into the Windows Icon Library (You know when you first click on "Change Icon" from the Shortcut's Properties). There are a bunch of Icons there and I was hoping that I could somehow add additional Icons to this list and then maybe the Shortcut icons will not change if they are easily found.
     
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    As you wish, though there will be no update as this isn't a problem affecting millions of PC's or anything, it's unique as most upgrade problems are.

    Now that I think about it.. I remember something about resetting the default icon something or other, I'll try and remember what it was and post back.
     

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