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Windows 7: How do I remove custom icons?

14 Jul 2012   #1
Noztra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
How do I remove custom icons?

Hello SevenForums,

I have had some custom icons installed within a theme.
I now got tired of the theme and the icons, and wanted to delete it. I managed to delete the theme, but how do I get rid of the custom icons?
Thanks.


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14 Jul 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

run sfc scan that will reset the icons to default

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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14 Jul 2012   #3
Noztra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay, so I just type "sfc /scannow" & when it's done, everything is back to normal?
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14 Jul 2012   #4
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hopefully so in the Elevated Command Prompt


Cheers..
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14 Jul 2012   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi noztra . Your system specs says your OS is windows 7 64 bit. IS the SP1 installed there or not ?
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14 Jul 2012   #6
Noztra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Service pack 1 for Xp & Vista are installed. I will reboot in a minute. The scan is done.
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14 Jul 2012   #7
Noztra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

UPDATE: It only removed some icons, there a still a few that looks the same!
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14 Jul 2012   #8
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noztra View Post
Service pack 1 for Xp & Vista are installed. I will reboot in a minute. The scan is done.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noztra View Post
UPDATE: It only removed some icons, there a still a few that looks the same!
If you answer me correctly, if your windows 7 system is Service Pack 1 installed or not, we could guide you further steps to get all the icons back to default.

This one is the most important information in this case.
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14 Jul 2012   #9
Noztra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noztra View Post
Service pack 1 for Xp & Vista are installed. I will reboot in a minute. The scan is done.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noztra View Post
UPDATE: It only removed some icons, there a still a few that looks the same!
If you answer me correctly, if your windows 7 system is Service Pack 1 installed or not, we could guide you further steps to get all the icons back to default.

This one is the most important information in this case.
I just installed Service pack 1 for Windows 7, what now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2012   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noztra View Post

I just installed Service pack 1 for Windows 7, what now?
If your system is Service pack installed (to be sure, click on the "system properties button in explorer window ....
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This button ... it will give you the required info )

If it is really service pack 1 , download and install Windows 7 default icons installer . Every icon will be back to default.

But if it is not Service pack 1, this one will not work, and you will need something else.

So, the info is very important.


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