Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Significance of shield overlay icon on installer programs?

18 Mar 2012   #1
bmwbiker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Significance of shield overlay icon on installer programs?

Does anyone know what is the significance of the shield overlay icon on the icon for some downloaded program installers but not on others? I have speculated that it might be:
(a) Windows recognizes this is an installer.
(b) This program has been installed.
(c) Something else.
It's not a burning issue, but I am very curious.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Mar 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's the user account control shield.
blue and yellow shield on program icons
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2012   #3
bmwbiker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Thanks, Maguscreed

Wow! That was fast. Thanks for the answer. As I run as administrator I blow right past the password business. My only question now is why some installers are NOT under user account control?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Mar 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am not certain of the exact criteria that triggers it.
My guess would be installers that include drivers whether real or virtual to begin with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Significance of shield overlay icon on installer programs?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Shield icon as .dll?
Just to clarify, I am NOT talking about the shield overlay for icons. So, awhile back I came here to ask how to get my default icons back after using IconPackager. Well, finally figured it out, just had to select the regular Windows theme (simple enough). After awhile, I found out it's not...
General Discussion
Iconpackager Removes Shield Overlay
As the title says Stardock's Iconpackager removes the shield overlay from programs that need to be installed as administrator. I run the only account on my system it is an administrator account. Is the shield overlay only aesthetic? Will all programs I install on my admin account be installed as...
Software
How do I set a different overlay icon for SymLinks?
Hi. :picnic: First, I have read this: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3606-shortcut-arrow-change-remove-restore.html so you don't have to tell me to go there :p and Brink (the author) kindly advised me to post in this section. :) Second, I already have the basic concept of SymLinks in...
Customization
Shield icon
I don't know what I did, but I now have a blue and gold shield superimpsed on some of the desktop icon. The shield is the same one that is shown in Properties | Compatibility | "Change setting for all users. I have tried everything that I can think of to get rid of the shield but nothing works. The...
General Discussion
Help on the icon overlay.
hey guys. It's already a a month of having these overlay icons on every shortcut that I put on my desktop. :( This happened when I used the theme manager of alienware for vista. I tried to uninstall that theme manager but every time I put a shortcut on my destop there's this DVD thing on the top of...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+