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Windows 7: How to change icon in devices and printers

29 Aug 2011   #11
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Excellent again thank you so much, do I change the .dll in both folders system32 and SysWOW64 or just the 1


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29 Aug 2011   #12
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conoflex View Post
Excellent again thank you so much, do I change the .dll in both folders system32 and SysWOW64 or just the 1
Yes you do in both
The .dll I put in there are for SP1 if you don't have that installed post your .dll
Jerry
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29 Aug 2011   #13
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Ok will try this asap, thanks again.
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29 Aug 2011   #14
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conoflex View Post
Ok will try this asap, thanks again.
Let us know how it turns out.
Jerry
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30 Aug 2011   #15
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Turned out perfect
Thanks for all the help your the man

Going to have a go at a different one, printer icon was showing correct a while back now they are generic ones.

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30 Aug 2011   #16
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conoflex View Post
Turned out perfect
Thanks for all the help your the man
You're Welcome

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conoflex View Post
Going to have a go at a different one, printer icon was showing correct a while back now they are generic ones.
Did you rebuild your icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild that may help.

Hint: for some of the devices and printers right click on the icon and Create Shortcut it should go to your desktop
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Then right click on the shortcut go to Properties then go to the Shortcut tab then click on Change Icon button.
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In that window highlight and copy the location and paste it to a note pad it will tell you where the icon is located. For my HP printer it was located at c:\users\jerry\appdata\local\microsoft\device metadata\dmrccache\en-us\6404a1aa-9dab-47c1-a0a7-090e717f9471\DeviceInformation\deviceImageMFP.ico
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Jerry


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30 Aug 2011   #17
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sorted, your a marvel Jerry thanks again.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...ex1/snipp3.jpg
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30 Aug 2011   #18
Bongo

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Good to hear you got it sorted out.
Jerry
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30 Aug 2011   #19
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

the printer icon should show correctly again if you reinstalled the printer software.
excellent tip on the shortcut icons jerry .
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30 Aug 2011   #20
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
the printer icon should show correctly again if you reinstalled the printer software.
excellent tip on the shortcut icons jerry .
Thanks boo
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