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Windows 7: Help! - How do i restore default icons?


06 Mar 2011   #11

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's a great solution there D3ftOn3Z.

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted Rick.
Thanks shawn.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Ayie's link made life with icons problem easier . I wish I could know coding
Everytime such things makes me feel I should know it .
Well, it's just an alternative method though.

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07 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Trying to keep this thread on topic and with another queery...

Now that i know how to safely revert the icons back to original, i'd like to modify completely the look of the Windows, Icons, Desktop, etc., to suit my favorite wallpapers. I've looked around and the only place that comes close is the ones in Deviantart but i've found none that are 'quite right' for me or that come complete with Icon packs.
Is there a way to customize the Windows 7 Desktop theme/skin like WinXP where we could manually and seperately change the colour, fonts & sizes for all the title bars, message boxes etc.
Windows 7 seems to be limited by changing 'fixed' themes that only change window title bars, borders and wallpapers with an option of adjusting the colour intensity of those 'fixed' themes.

Replying to previous suggestions...
ARC - I did download D3ft0n3Z's Icon pack at the same time as yours and checked out both, his had all 3 files included so i tried yours first that had only "Imageres.dll" - if yours didn't work properly i would have tried his next. Yes, his is probably better as a "complete fix" but i was curious as to what 'exactly' needed fixing so i can learn from this experience.
D3ft0n3Z - You're right regarding making backups, and i usually do, but at the time i had no idea what files were going to be changed by Alienware and especially that when uninstalled it would be one of those 'dirty' uninstalls that doesn't uninstall everything and leaves crap behind.
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08 Mar 2011   #13

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

1. For that, you need to use an app. Ave's Windows7 Style Builder

2. You've learned something new then.
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08 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
1. For that, you need to use an app. Ave's Windows7 Style Builder

2. You've learned something new then.
1. Thanks D3ftOn3Z, I guess i should have expected that a seperate 3rd party software program is required, i was hoping that perhaps Microsoft may have created a seperate utility for more advanced tweaking of the Windows 7 interface colours/styles.

2. Yes, still learning, and this forum is a great source of information. With many years of using WinXP and about 6 months of Windows 7, i'm still working out where they've put things and the differeny ways things are done or modified.
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12 Aug 2011   #15

windows 7 home premuim 64b
 
 

hey bud.. i have the same problem as yours...
i've tried many methods like the regedit and others but it didn't work
please wish me luck on arc's suggestion.. i will post a reply if it works for me
TNX for this post

D3ftOn3Z buddy,. do you have an icon pack installer for 64bit?..
please,,,. i really need help
i tried the way that arc said but it is too hard... it got even worse for me cuz i can't quite understand it..
i just needed an easier way and i think that's it.. the icon pack installer..please help me buddy.. tnx!!!!!
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12 Aug 2011   #16
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi ! If you want to use my solution that the OP have done, you are to change another file too, as yours is 64 bit system . If you want, I may upload it, which is to be replaced in syswow64 folder .

EDIT : Mistake !! In another thread you told me that yours is SP 1 ? If so, dont use the file uploaded thete in the thread. It will result in system instability . I am trying to upload the necessary files to you , but it may take a time .
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12 Aug 2011   #17
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

This one will go in System32 Folder : imageres 32 bit SP1.zip

And this one will go to SysWoW64 Folder : imageres 64 bit SP1.zip

follow the steps from 6 to 8 of the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Default Icon .
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13 Aug 2011   #18

windows 7 home premuim 64b
 
 

ok//i'll try it at home.. hope it will do
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16 Nov 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am a new user to this Forum, I tried all the options, but still my media player icon and all other windows programs' icons aren't the default ones.
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16 Nov 2012   #20
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

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