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Windows 7: Icons do not Display After Moving Programs to Other Partition

27 Dec 2013   #11
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright..

I just thought there would be an easier way.

Edit: But would 'repairing' Windows work instead of complete reinstalation, so that I dont have to lose all the stuff?


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27 Dec 2013   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Loose all what stuff ? Start backing everything up, you won`t loose anything.

Could you please post a shot of disk management so we can advise you further.
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27 Dec 2013   #13
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This?



*If you make a reinstall everything is gone. if you repair install you just repair system stuff and all programs/games/media stay.
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27 Dec 2013   #14
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Your whole problem started because you copy and pasted, you can`t do that with programs, they have to be installed properly.
As mentioned by AddRAM, copying and pasting Program File folders of installed software cannot be done like you would for normal files. It will break a lot of registries. It is like an "illegal" act so to speak, hence why we have "portable"/stand-alone apps (which you can copy paste without issues).

You can try and repair Windows, but the problem may not only be there, but also in the software you copied and pasted. They can appear to work, but they can have medium-high crash risk due to the illegal transfer.

Unfortunately, it is quite probable the copy-paste broke both the OS and the programs.
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27 Dec 2013   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should really unplug disk 0 and disk 1 and re install windows to the ssd.

And make sure the ssd is plugged into sata port 1 on the motherboard, which should be 6 Gb/s
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27 Dec 2013   #16
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I realized that copy pasting programs is very dumb, but it was too late..

AddRAM, a piece called 'system reserved' is on my disk 1, and this piece is the 'active' partition. I cant just unplug it.
I should first backup, then uninstall Windows. then unplug disk 0 and 1, leaving only ssd inside, and install windows on that; then put back my backed-up thinks and install programs I had. Right?

(I hate myself). I have max 500GB external HDD to backup to..

I have OEM windows. Could this cause problems? Im installing on same mobo so it's ok, right?

P.S. I never did this.
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27 Dec 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes you can unplug it.

You are going to re install windows on the ssd.

As long as you can read your key you will have no problems, don`t worry about activating windows yet, you have 30 days.

Install windows on the ssd and come back when you`re done, it should take you 15 minutes.

Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Dec 2013   #18
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Try rebuilding the icon cache, then post your results.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

But you may have to start re installing the programs to get your icons to show up properly.

That is after you un install them and remove every folder and registry setting left behind.
I just want to confirm the script (.bat) from Option One of the tutorial worked like a charm. Nice!

I came across undefined icons just moments back for two programs (i.e. LINE and Wise Registry Cleaner) and now they're back to normal after running the script.



I must say this topic has just been timely.

Good luck I Am User, hope this forum will be of much support for your issue.
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27 Dec 2013   #19
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

As long as you can read your key you will have no problems, don`t worry about activating windows yet, you have 30 days.
I already activated windows a few months ago.. but i suppose you can activate again.

I'm sorry for making this so long :/ im not on my pc now and just asking about things here from phone. got nothing to do.

Anyway, many thanks for the help, I'll be reinstalling as soon as I get my hands on the PC and I'll report back.
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27 Dec 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you have a COA sticker on your pc, you can use that key code over and over, that`s what it`s there for


Thanks for that Tutorial go out to Brink, Kathy.

He is our leading Extra Terrestrial from a Galaxy Far Far Away
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