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Windows 7: Desktop Icons are messed up??

17 Apr 2011   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There is an SAS fix.
See the last post. It may work for you.
All my programs stopped working, icons disappeared - SUPERAntiSpyware.com


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18 Apr 2011   #12
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

It didnt work.
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18 Apr 2011   #13
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderJonathan View Post
Which one do i download?
I think he was referring to the last one #8 post!
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18 Apr 2011   #14
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

It didn't work though.
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18 Apr 2011   #15
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Just another question, if I decide to like format my pc with a CD...would it matter if I get Windows Professional or Ultimate even though the PC came with Home Premium?
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18 Apr 2011   #16
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Was Home Premium OEM?
If so buy the upgraded version to Pro or Ultimate.
DO NOT FORMAT YOUR PC UNLESS YOU KNOW THE OUTCOME!
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18 Apr 2011   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Try doing a System Restore to a point BEFORE you ran Superspyware or what ever it was. Pick the newest by date and or time to when you ran the Superspy.
Tutorial if needed.
System Restore

Let us know how it goes.
Mike
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18 Apr 2011   #18
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

I am not the frequent user of this PC, I only use it sometimes. My parents use it all the time. I just ran a scan like I always do every week and, well, the icons were messed up. I know that if I format, I will lose all my data, my question was...would it matter that I currently have home premium?
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18 Apr 2011   #19
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Looks to me like SAS has emptied some or all entries from C:\Windows\Installers where many programs get there icons from. Your easiest(?) option is to re-run the setups for the icons that have reverted to the "default unknown". This will repair their entries in the installer folder. It used to be a very common problem with M$ office.
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18 Apr 2011   #20
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This may not be considered as an answer, but I have a L505, and it is being used for over a year same as it came except a couple of system restores. Its performance is so good that I have never thought upgrading it. I am using Ultimate on my G72, so I cannot tell you not to upgrade, all I can say that it is stable and its performance is so good with Home Premium, and I never risked it to upgrade to Professional even though I had a licence for it before.

About the icons, whenever my icons are my messed up, I go to Properties, change icon, put the address exactly to the address bar (C:\Program Files\Program\Program.exe for example, instead of using the"installer\shell\program icon" -as it was in your screenshot-". Just copy the target without quotes to the icon address bar, and press enter. There should be icon files in the exe file.
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