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Windows 7: Control Panel - Change Default Icon

10 Jul 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

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

How to Change the Default Control Panel Icon in Windows 7


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13 Oct 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Carl,

I just used OPTION TWO with your icon saved at the same location, and it's working fine for me after logging off and on.

Use step 2 in OPTION TWO to reset everything back to default, log off and on, and try OPTION TWO again double checking for any small possible mistake being made to see how it goes this time.

Control Panel - Change Default Icon-start_menu.jpg Control Panel - Change Default Icon-explorer.jpg



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14 Oct 2012   #11
carlsjung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes! It worked this time. Perhaps something crashed when I logged out. For some reason my computer crashes when i log out. Thanks though!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Carl,

I'm happy to here that your Control Panel icon is changed to how you wanted now.

If you like, please create a new thread with any related details you can think of about your computer crashing when you log out, and we'll be happy to see what we may be able to do to help. It wouldn't hurt to see the link below, and include the report with the post to hopefully help with finding the cause.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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15 Oct 2012   #13
carlsjung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It turns out that I only had a log off problem during the process of changing my icon. Now I can log off without the computer freezing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Odd, but I'm glad to hear everything is fine now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #15
Eosim

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

First of all, really thanks for this tutorial.
I have just 2 problems with my custom control panel icon: first in the taskbar...there the icon showed is the default...i tried to change even the System.AppUserModel.RelaunchIconResource but without success.
The second problem is in the control panel; there in the address bar(or omnibox-i don't know the right name) the icon showed is my custom one with the category view but when i switch in the icons view(big and small) it return the default one.

Anyone can halp me?
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Eosim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if doing both OPTION ONE and OPTION TWO may sort this for you. Be sure to set the icon at all registry locations.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
Eosim

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you for your answer, Brink.
Yesterday i changed all the default icon keys find in this tutorial, the 2 under CLSD and the other 2 under explorer and that was the outcome
Today i have change directly the icon in the imageres.dll (27) and the control.exe icon...but still have the dafault one in taskbar and in the address bar of control panel in the icons view (big and small)...maybe there is other files with that default control panel icon?
between sorry for my bad english

edit:
now is perfect...i just follow your guide Icon Cache - Rebuild and it work...before i just delete the iconchace manually under appdata\local...
Really thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news Eosim.
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