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Windows 7: Devices and Printers - Change Device Icons with Custom Icons

24 Feb 2013   #40
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

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24 Feb 2013   #41
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

Maybe this Tool doesn't work on Windows 8 64 Bit ?
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24 Feb 2013   #42
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have never seen that before, is this the only pc on the network ie the only one in devices and printers. I honestly have no idea why it would be blank like that.
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24 Feb 2013   #43
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

Maybe it is because whenever I start the tool, an error message appears?

It works on ALL OTHER devices, but not on my Computer Icon
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24 Feb 2013   #44
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KGBSpion View Post
Maybe it is because whenever I start the tool, an error message appears?

It works on ALL OTHER devices, but not on my Computer Icon
I didn't see you was using windows 8. that's probably not fully supported yet
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24 Feb 2013   #45
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

Well... at least my other Icons are looking great

Thank you for your help! Let's hope they will bring out a newer version, soon
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23 Mar 2014   #46
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Things gone wrong

Obviously one is doing more than just changing the icon image here, with all these extra things that have to be put into it--so I thought and so it was. I wanted to change the icon for my 'pen tablet' which showed a mouse. Wrong to me. Anyhow, I did as instructed above and it changed the icon for all three input devices and not just the pen tablet. My 'mouse' icon now looks like a tablet, as well as I don't know what since they are now all 3 named 'Slim Tablet'. AND under Device Manager there is now an extra entry: 'Tablet Mouse'.
How do I undo this please?
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23 Mar 2014   #47
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Addendum to my comment/question: I went under Device Manager and uninstalled all 3 devices to see if it would revert back to the original but no such thing happened--the 3 are still called 'pen tablet'.
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23 Mar 2014   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello pintree,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you did this to undo it.
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23 Mar 2014   #49
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks Brink. I went to do such a thing and it gave me one option "installed Microsoft Printers metadata wizard" and I thought, 'bingo' but somehow 'this' restore point seems to have been made after the fact and not before since nothing changed on reboot. I then clicked on 'previous restore points' which surprised me since the only listed previous point to that was 'September 23, 2013'. This surprises me since I thought I was doing a system restore point every 2 weeks. What I have been doing is this:
1- Run --> System--> System Protection(on left) --> System Properties-->System Protection-->Create.
Knowing I have been doing this for at least 5 months now Why is there not a point from 2 weeks ago (i was due to do so again today)?
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