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Windows 7: Updates on 05/05/2013 trashed icons

10 May 2013   #1
Red Raspberry

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Updates on 05/05/2013 trashed icons

On 5/8/2013 several windows security updates were installed along with IE10. All installed ok but the Microsoft icons for Office are now on a windows default icon and I cannot restore by Properties>advanced> change icon. The change icon button is inactive.

I went into Installed Updates and uninstalled all from the 05/08/13 date but the icons are still gone. When I went to change other program icons that were lost I got an error message that "windows could not find file .... It was long registry entry.

I did get the icons back for programs such as quicken and Quickbooks.

As far as IE 10 I only used it on one site usually and the screen scroll down quit working and I could only see half the pages. I did get this uninstalled and IE 9 is working OK like it was.

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12 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64


Try this step to rebuild the icon cache..

Let me know if it works
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12 May 2013   #3
Red Raspberry

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I actually just loaded a new Win 7. After doing that and getting all set up, Avast found some java trojans in the windows.old folder. So it was apparently infected through java.
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12 May 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Many people including me remove Java. If you don't need it I recommend removing it. If a time comes along you need it you can just install the newest one.
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