Thanks again my man, hard to believe there are other people out there who are as anal as me that there is a full writeup on here for it
The first method didn't work for me, but the second regedit method did.
Interesting note...I had put an Application_Icon.ico
in system32, and then realized that the main image in the ico was too far from the edges, and didnt show right...so I decided to swap it for an alternate choice, and when I attempted to rename said icon on my desktop, after the name change....the icon changed to the one i had just put in system32!
haha. had to delete the system32 icon, then copy the new icon to same folder, then
rename the icon back to Application_Icon.ico.
Very strange behavior, and although I think I get it....I really don't
I guess I'll just avoid ever nameing an icon that again