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Windows 7: Some program icon changed to generic icons.

24 Oct 2011   #1
HDProman

Window 7x64 Professional
 
 
Some program icon changed to generic icons.

I have just finished updating my Vista x64 Ultimate to Windows 7 x64 Professional. I am in the process of reinstalling all my software and I have observed something usual.

In Vista when I use Control Panel>Programs and Features, most icons represent the installed programs. In Windows 7 many, but not all, are showing a generic icon for programs that Vista recognized correctly.

Is this a known issue or can I do something to get the program icons back?


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24 Oct 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello HDProman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of this in your Programs and Features window to see if any of the other members here have the same icon displaying as you for the affected programs as well in their Windows 7?
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24 Oct 2011   #3
HDProman

Window 7x64 Professional
 
 
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From Vista and so far what I have installed on Windows 7.


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24 Oct 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

I just installed "Focus Magic 3.0", and got the same generic application icon in Windows 7 as you did.

I don't think that there's anything that you could do about it though.
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24 Oct 2011   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HDProman View Post
From Vista and so far what I have installed on Windows 7.
I just check mine.

The same thing Here.
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24 Oct 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can uninstall the Focus Magic 3.0 to see if the will restore default icons. Then try this: Icon Cache - Rebuild

Also checking the file system may help: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If no help try this:
Repair Install
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24 Oct 2011   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

My be a Windows thing I opened up Revo uninstaller and all the icons are correct but in Windows Explorer it's a mixed bag.
Jerry
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24 Oct 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Indeed in Explorer I also have several generic icons, never paid attention before. But as Bongo stated, Revo does display them properly.

EDIT: Revo does not display them all, but a different default installer icon.
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