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Windows 7: PC not showing correct model info or image in Devices & Printers

13 Mar 2014   #1
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
PC not showing correct model info or image in Devices & Printers

Hey everyone I'm facing a peculiar problem with my computer; it's in Devices & Printers. I remember I used to have a fancy image of my computer displayed, but now it doesn't anymore and it doesn't have my correct model listed either
Attachment 310183
As you can see, my printer and Logitech receiver have the right icons and info. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I'm using a different hard drive to the one that came with the laptop. I'm also not using the OEM version of W7 anymore, from Toshiba. I used to be able to click on my computer's fancy icon where it'd bring up a sub-menu, with different options. That's how it is when I click on my printer anyway, lol.
Attachment 310185
This is what comes up when I click on the icon.

Anyone know how I can fix it? I like fancy icons xD
Any help is appreciated


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13 Mar 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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13 Mar 2014   #3
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for replying I tried the 'fix it' on the link you provided and it reset the icons for the other devices, but my computer is still the same It's still got the generic icon and the wrong info. Any other suggestions?
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14 Mar 2014   #4
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

No one knows? I still don't know how I can solve this
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14 Mar 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Run windows Update manually to see if the right icon comes back.

Right click the icon to see a list of functions and options.
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14 Mar 2014   #6
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

OK, I did a manual check for updates and it listed 2 important ones and 3 optional... I'm currently installing them; it's taking a while because somebody is using all of the bandwidth
I'll post again when it's finished.
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14 Mar 2014   #7
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

OK, the updates installed and I restarted the computer, but it's still no different
You can see:
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14 Mar 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What do you think it should be, do you have a sample?
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15 Mar 2014   #9
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I believe it should look something like this:
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I hope my editing skills aren't too bad. xD

When I click on my printer, this comes up too:
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I remember I could click on my computer's icon and get a menu like this, with the Toshiba logo, but the gradient up the top was bright red. I think it also had different laptop model icons next to the logo or something.
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15 Mar 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think clicking the Computer icon should bring this up.

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Mine brings up my scanner for some reason.
The printer does have different options shown.

You might give Option One a try here: Icon Cache - Rebuild


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