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Windows 7: Icon help

01 Aug 2010   #11
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sympatico View Post
What are you using to keep your system "clean"? some clean up utilities are very aggressive, I've had occasions where the installer folder was empty!! In this case the Add and Remove Programs function stops working as it's searching for the installers! I wouldn't think for a minute they've been "misplaced" in the wrong folders
Im using cCleaner.... do you think that it could have messed up my updates as well?


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01 Aug 2010   #12
Arc

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Probably you have installed some Icon Pack . From my experience I can say that installing Iconpacks like stardock or alienware makes such a critical situation. As all of your third party icons are giong to be crazy, it would be too much laborious to correct everything using my tutorial. So you have to seek another wayout.

Do you have the windows 7 installer dvd? If so, better you go for a Repair Install . Follow the tutorial, and dont forget to use the "upgrade" option. Then only a few programs like iTunes is to be reinstalled later. All your documents and settings will be in windows old folder.

After successful Repair Install , at first Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , and then go for further customization.

As a member of this forums, Ask somebody others before going to install any theme. You may remain free of risk in this way.
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01 Aug 2010   #13
Arc

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And Ccleaner setting should be like the shot .... otherwise it will become aggressive


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01 Aug 2010   #14
Sympatico

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
Im using cCleaner.... do you think that it could have messed up my updates as well?
CCleaner is the hand wash of clean up utilities (Usually!! See below! Or above!!), so that's good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
And Ccleaner setting should be like the shot .... otherwise it will become aggressive
Before going the Repair install route I would re-install the missing softwares. This should re-add there "missing" stuff to the installer folder. I'd back up my registry settings or any config files first though.
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01 Aug 2010   #15
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
And Ccleaner setting should be like the shot .... otherwise it will become aggressive
Yeah my current settings are the default and they are not aggressive...
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01 Aug 2010   #16
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sympatico View Post

Before going the Repair install route I would re-install the missing softwares. This should re-add there "missing" stuff to the installer folder. I'd back up my registry settings or any config files first though.
Lol .... you are right, it would be less laborious , but for me, dont know why, reinstalling office was not able to bring the lost icons back. Moreover, it will give us the chance to backup from a fresh point
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01 Aug 2010   #17
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Probably you have installed some Icon Pack . From my experience I can say that installing Iconpacks like stardock or alienware makes such a critical situation. As all of your third party icons are giong to be crazy, it would be too much laborious to correct everything using my tutorial. So you have to seek another wayout.

Do you have the windows 7 installer dvd? If so, better you go for a Repair Install . Follow the tutorial, and dont forget to use the "upgrade" option. Then only a few programs like iTunes is to be reinstalled later. All your documents and settings will be in windows old folder.

After successful Repair Install , at first Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , and then go for further customization.

As a member of this forums, Ask somebody others before going to install any theme. You may remain free of risk in this way.
If i do a repair install what is the likely hood of me losing all of my installed drivers and programs? And will the computer be as new again? what is the point of doing a repair install... After doing the repair install how am i going to prevent this from happening again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
And Ccleaner setting should be like the shot .... otherwise it will become aggressive
Yeah my current settings are the default and they are not aggressive...
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01 Aug 2010   #18
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Well i shall reinstall the programs and then post a screenshot of my new Windows installer folder...

I just closed everything to start the uninstalling of the relevant programs... only to discover that there are now even more programs that are losing their icons... is this a contagious thing? could there be something that is actively taking away my icons? It sucks that there is no option to repair the icon like in XP... if i am going to have to reinstall every program that's icons are not present in that folder im just going to leave it... the icons are fine then the program is running and it is purely a cosmetic reason why i want them fixed...
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01 Aug 2010   #19
Sympatico

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
Well i shall reinstall the programs and then post a screenshot of my new Windows installer folder...

I just closed everything to start the uninstalling of the relevant programs... only to discover that there are now even more programs that are losing their icons... is this a contagious thing? could there be something that is actively taking away my icons? It sucks that there is no option to repair the icon like in XP... if i am going to have to reinstall every program that's icons are not present in that folder im just going to leave it... the icons are fine then the program is running and it is purely a cosmetic reason why i want them fixed...
Sorry, I should have explained better, I don't uninstall, just re-install/repair. That usually (not always) does the trick. Some programs, windows live for example, don't play along with this.
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01 Aug 2010   #20
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post



If i do a repair install what is the likely hood of me losing all of my installed drivers and programs? And will the computer be as new again? what is the point of doing a repair install... After doing the repair install how am i going to prevent this from happening again.
Just go through the tutorial ... you will get all your answers
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