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Windows 7: Changing imageres.dll back to original icons

08 Feb 2014   #1
tfsbjess

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Changing imageres.dll back to original icons

So a little over a year ago I decided I wanted to customize my interface to look like Windows 9x just for fun and kept it that way up until today. So of course during the modification process, I changed a lot of the icons in imageres to the 9x icons. I did this using resource hacker. Now that I'm back to using Aero interface, I'm wondering if there's any way possible I can restore all the icons to the original Windows 7 ones all at once whether it's through a download or a certain program or anything, or would I have to manually replace them through resource hacker again?


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08 Feb 2014   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

1st:
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

2nd:
Icon Cache - Rebuild

If that does not do it use this Win7 defalt iconpack installer by cutechinu on deviantART and Icon Cache - Rebuild


Jerry
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09 Feb 2014   #3
tfsbjess

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

1st:
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

2nd:
Icon Cache - Rebuild

If that does not do it use this Win7 defalt iconpack installer by cutechinu on deviantART and Icon Cache - Rebuild


Jerry
that did it, thanks!
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09 Feb 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Which on fixed your problem?


Icon Cache - Rebuild


If that does not do it use this Win7 defalt iconpack installer by cutechinu on deviantART and Icon Cache - Rebuild
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09 Feb 2014   #5
tfsbjess

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Which on fixed your problem?


Icon Cache - Rebuild


If that does not do it use this Win7 defalt iconpack installer by cutechinu on deviantART and Icon Cache - Rebuild
decided to try the second one, that worked just fine
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09 Feb 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you. It just might help others.
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10 Feb 2014   #7
Bongo

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You're welcome
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10 Feb 2014   #8
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you. It just might help others.
Jack, Archie has been posting that fix for quite a while and usually does work if a sfc /scannow does not work.

Jerry
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