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Windows 7: Devices and Printers - Computer Icon looks 'wrong'

11 Nov 2015   #1
nicklam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Devices and Printers - Computer Icon looks 'wrong'

Hi all, I am having a bit of trouble figuring out why the 'computer icon' in Devices and Printers looks wrong

I have uploaded an image of it and the computer appears as a 'blue box'

any ideas?

I am using a Coolermaster N200 case with an ASUS H81M-E mobo..




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11 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It's probably an OEM icon designed by ASUS. I wouldn't worry about it, though it does seem to be an odd choice for an icon.

Manufacturers often design their own icons for the Device panel. In mine, my two printers look exactly like they do in real life, not the standard Windows printer icon. It's pretty common.
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11 Nov 2015   #3
nicklam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

is there anyway i can change this icon? .. or even back to the 'generic computer icon' ..
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11 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I had the same issue on my sabertooth, I will try to dig up the fix, you just have to delete a file and it will change to this.

But for windows 10 on this pc I`ve yet figured out how to change it.


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11 Nov 2015   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Hmm. There must be a way, but right clicking on mine produces a long list of menu items, and the "Properties" option gives no option to change the icon.

There's no way I know of to do it, but perhaps a more knowledgeable member will happen by with a solution.
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11 Nov 2015   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nicklam View Post
is there anyway i can change this icon? .. or even back to the 'generic computer icon' ..
We have this tutorial,

Devices and Printers - Change Device Icons with Custom Icons
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11 Nov 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The fix is in this thread, it`s very simple to do

Devices and Printers Icons won't update
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11 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya, I`d like to find a way to do something with my monitor icons, I`ll read the above Tut, Thanks for posting Derek


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11 Nov 2015   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Ya, I`d like to find a way to do something with my monitor icons, I`ll read the above Tut, Thanks for posting Derek
You're welcome Brian.
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