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Windows 7: Issue with Icons showing up weird on my laptop

05 Sep 2016   #11

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

What a difference a word makes...

You said you were a "new owner of a Dell laptop", rather than an "owner of a new Dell laptop".
So I mistakenly read that to mean it was second-hand.

Yes, IOBit ASC (and programs like it) is worse than snake oil.
Corporate intellectual property theft/piracy issues aside (google it), programs like it often cause more harm than good.
Others here will disagree about "registry cleaners" and "optimizers", but as a whole they are of no proven benefit. (Sometimes no harm, but rarely of true benefit.)
Some may suggest the Registry Cleaner feature of CCleaner as safe enough. Your choice.

Thanks for posting the solution to your issue, by the way.


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05 Sep 2016   #12

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Others here will disagree about "registry cleaners" and "optimizers", but as a whole they are of no proven benefit. (Sometimes no harm, but rarely of true benefit.)
Some may suggest the Registry Cleaner feature of CCleaner as safe enough. Your choice.
If you are not sure that the Registry entries can be safely deleted, make sure to use the backup option when CCleaner offers it.
Issue with Icons showing up weird on my laptop-cc-backup.png
You could also create a System Restore Point and/or a backup system image before cleaning.

Until recently, the only issue I've had is with MS Project 2010.
It seems to create a bunch of empty Registry keys and if they are deleted (cleaned) the program doesn't run properly.

Recently, I installed VMware Workstation 12 and it also creates an empty key.
When that key is deleted (cleaned) the program vanishes from the "Programs and Features" list.

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 Issue with Icons showing up weird on my laptop

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