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Windows 7: How do I change the network icon in the system tray?

17 Jun 2012   #1
rextz101

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
How do I change the network icon in the system tray?

I currently have the "window screen with the power plug."

I would like to change it to the Wi-fi icon (the three bars).

Is there a way?


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17 Jun 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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The icons for that are in the pnidui.dll in C:\Windows\System32 you can extract the ones you want to use and the import them back in where you need.
You will need a Resource Hacker of your chose.
You will need to take ownership, give yourself permission, rename the .dll and change it - look at post #6 it will show you how Basic Networking Information
Then restart the PC
Then you will need to do this Icon Cache - Rebuild
If you need help let me know.
Jerry
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18 Jun 2012   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just an update if you look at Post #10 of this thread Modification possible? I had already done the modifications to that pnidui.dll let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Jerry
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