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Windows 7: The laptop icon?

26 Aug 2009   #1
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
The laptop icon?

OK, so you know how in Vista, you can change the icon of Computer to look like a laptop instead of a desktop?

What happened to that icon in Windows 7? I went to the "customize icons" page, and it's not there! Boo! I've got a laptop, and I want the laptop icon!

Any chance someone can upload it?


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27 Aug 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've just spent a few minutes looking through the usual suspect dll's to find a laptop icon, but i couldn't find any either. where have they hidden it?

and why is moricons.dll still there? that's a windows 3 file!

i also use this attached icon for my laptop, because it does look a lot like my laptop. it may be unsuitable for yours, but here it is anyway...i had to zip it up as the forum didn't like me uploading a .ico file.


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File Type: zip Laptop.zip (52.9 KB, 1002 views)
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27 Aug 2009   #3
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Hmm... I like the laptop icon from Vista better... can someone upload that DLL or something?
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27 Aug 2009   #4
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

What dll was it in? I just looked in imageres.dll

Do you have a screenshot of the icon? I have program that scans every EXE and DLL on your computer and displays the icons. Maybe I can track it down. I did look in imageres.dll and I see an icon on row 2, column 6 when you customize the icon of a folder using the built in function. Is that the one you are talking about?
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27 Aug 2009   #5
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Just did a scan of the System32 folder. I see a laptop icon in this file:

DDORES.DLL (2068) - This is the Device Category DLL so there are a lot of device Icons in it.
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27 Aug 2009   #6
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I don't know which one it was... I just know that in Vista, if you go to "change desktop icons", it has a laptop icon next to the desktop one.
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27 Aug 2009   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

drfsuper, maybe this picture will help.

click on the browse and look for the file DDORes.dll - it contains the icons as in picture below...


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27 Aug 2009   #8
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
I don't know which one it was... I just know that in Vista, if you go to "change desktop icons", it has a laptop icon next to the desktop one.
I went to the change desktop icons and click on the Computer one and clicked on Change Icon, It brings up imageres.dll. The only thing to the sides of the computer icon that is selected is a red shield on the left and a folder on the right.
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27 Aug 2009   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

he's talking about how it was in vista...
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27 Aug 2009   #10
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
he's talking about how it was in vista...
I have a fresh install of Vista on a virtual machine that I bring up for stuff like this, I looked and can't figure out what icon he is talking about.
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