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Windows 7: Icon help

01 Aug 2010   #21
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

I just realised something when i was going through the tutorial and starting the install...

A "repair install" is just installing brand new windows ontop of the old windows.... so i will have you reinstall all the programs... and things to work with the new windows file...

and going through the tutorial im not sure if it only effects the "windows" folder or if it effects everything [like the program files, My documents, User profiles etc.]... im a tad cautious here.... but i do think that the problem is in my Windows Installer... but how do i fix this so that it doesnt happen again?


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01 Aug 2010   #22
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
I just realised something when i was going through the tutorial and starting the install...

A "repair install" is just installing brand new windows ontop of the old windows.... so i will have you reinstall all the programs... and things to work with the new windows file...

and going through the tutorial im not sure if it only effects the "windows" folder or if it effects everything [like the program files, My documents, User profiles etc.]... im a tad cautious here.... but i do think that the problem is in my Windows Installer... but how do i fix this so that it doesnt happen again?
Repair install will preserve your programs, This is right at the top of that tutorial...


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01 Aug 2010   #23
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

As repair install is an upgrade install, it will take effect of most of all of your installed programs. Only a few like Safari, iTunes, ets are to be installed later again.

And, user profile, my documents, etc will not be lost.
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01 Aug 2010   #24
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

ok i will let you guys know how it turned out.
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02 Aug 2010   #25
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
ok i will let you guys know how it turned out.
Well it appears that everything is still intact and it didnt change my logon screen or anything like that... i have done the bulk of the updating... but i have noticed a reduce in speed....

ok but now how are we going to fix the icons.... i did get windows office 2010 so should i just install that? and then what about the games.... could i possibly copy the 2007 office folder from an XP installer file to my computer? will that fix the prob...
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04 Aug 2010   #26
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

*BUMP*
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04 Aug 2010   #27
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Sorry pal ! Forgot the link ... your post made it visible again. After having repair install successfully done, run Disk Cleanup (in accessories > System Tools) once. After that, if your icons are still invisible, Install the programs again, without reinstalling those. When completed, have a prompt backup, so that if such instance occurs again, you can easily restore it.

If still it doesnot work, I will call a person having more expertise.
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04 Aug 2010   #28
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

ok then the next question is... unrelated to the topic is... would you suggest i reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 or move onto 2010?
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04 Aug 2010   #29
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
ok then the next question is... unrelated to the topic is... would you suggest i reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 or move onto 2010?
If it is possible , surely use 2010 . It is good enough, and have some more advancements over 2007 . In this case, use ungrade install .
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04 Aug 2010   #30
Nizz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit + Ubuntu in Virtual Box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nizz View Post
ok then the next question is... unrelated to the topic is... would you suggest i reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 or move onto 2010?
If it is possible , surely use 2010 . It is good enough, and have some more advancements over 2007 . In this case, use ungrade install .
Ok sweet.... we will see what happens...

but my itunes, supreme commander and eset icons are still not working...
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