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Windows 7: Restoring default windows 7 Notification Area Icons

24 Mar 2014   #21
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

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25 Mar 2014   #22
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Are the icons still the wrong ones?

You may want to try a is Repair Install it should not touch any programs or data.

If you're not interested in the repair install you could replace the .dll to get them back.

Action Center flag
ActionCenter.dll

Wi-Fi
pnidui.dll

Volume
SndVolSSO.dll

Battery
batmeter.dll

You will find these .dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry
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25 Mar 2014   #23
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

So I changed the files to .old.DLL and windows won't load, How to I rename the files using command prompt?
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26 Mar 2014   #24
Bongo

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Did you put in replacement .dlls? Can you get into the recovery mode (F8) and do a system restore to point before this?

Otherwise I would use a live Linux CD (do not install it it should have an area that says try it and it'll run from RAM) and then navigate to your system files and rename them.

Jerry
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26 Mar 2014   #25
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

F8 wont work...
Any good download links to run Linux, then I can turn it into a bootable iso usb drive
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27 Mar 2014   #26
Bongo

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I have used The world's most popular free OS | Ubuntu in the past.

Jerry
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27 Mar 2014   #27
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Alright, I'm back up and running now, lets try this again.....
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27 Mar 2014   #28
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I put in only the replacement shell32.dll file just to see if I did it right, then rebooted and came across several errors, so I did a system restore, and now im back to square one.
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27 Mar 2014   #29
JoeyMini

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well I did a system restore, I have all my icons back accept the action center flag.... I wanting the default look....


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28 Mar 2014   #30
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Other than replacing the ActionCenter.dll as I said above the only other ways is the sfc /scannow, repair install, clean install.

I'm not sure if it'll help you could try also try Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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