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Windows 7: Control Panel - Change Default Icons

02 Sep 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Control Panel - Change Default Icons

How to Change Default Control Panel Icons in Windows 7


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29 Jul 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Tye,

I've just checked, and the correct data is as shown in the image below. I have corrected the Tutorial.

Control Panel - Change Default Icons-capture.png

The data reads: C:\Windows\system32\FirewallControlPanel.dll,-1



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29 Jul 2010   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Dwarf.
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29 Jul 2010   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Shawn.

I've also corrected the error pertaining to the default icon for Backup and Restore (the other item Tye was having trouble with).

The data is as follows: %SystemRoot%\System32\sdcpl.dll,-1
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29 Jul 2010   #13
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Dwarf, problem fixed.

Tye.
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29 Jul 2010   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Tye.
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19 Sep 2010   #15
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Works, thanks alot Brink

one question tho, how come the homegroup icon isn't changed on other locations?

Picture 2 the icon is working

Picture 1 nothing is changed..

aren't they linked to the same register key?

if not then how do one change the homegroup icon in the first image?


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19 Sep 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome xTL.

The other locations have different registry settings that need to be changed for them instead. The tutorial below should take care of them for you. Be sure to do step 10 in the tutorial below since you 64-bit Windows 7 to change the icon at those locations as well.

HomeGroup Icon - Change Default Icon
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30 Oct 2010   #17
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is there a way to change the icons in category view
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30 Oct 2010   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Danny,

I've only found the ones in the small/large icon views to change so far.
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18 Dec 2010   #19
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

One Q?
Is it possible to replace this icons as well


Registry files + Icons
CP-Reg-Icons.rar

1. Put the IconCP (folder with icons) in C:\Windows folder (or edit .reg to correct path)
Icons in "IconCP" replace with Your own icons just don't rename it!
2. Merge reg files.


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