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Windows 7: original Microsoft Works icon gone

12 Nov 2009   #11

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

It was years ago, but when I had an HP, the system disk that came with it had some programs such as Works on it, that you could select individually to install.

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13 Nov 2009   #12

windows 7

I did do this, and the correct icon is displayed. I tried deslecting it then selecting it again in case it needed to be reset or something, but no luck. That is what bugs me is that I go to "change icon" and the correct icon is showing up there, but no where else.
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10 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7
Create New Icon

I had the same problem when I upgraded from XP to Windows 7. What I did was create a new icon. Here's what to do.

1. Go to Google Images and search for "Microsoft Works"
2. Click Show Options, click Icon in the options sidebar.
3. Find the image of MS Works 9.0 click it and save it to your computer.
4. Go to Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET and download the free 30-day trial for Axialis Icon Workshop.
5. In Axialis Icon Workshop, go to Help - How to (perform specific task) - How to create an icon from an image file. Follow the steps listed.
6. go to Help - How to (perform specific task), click on the Index tab - Save - Windows Icon, and follow the steps listed.
7. Now right click the Works shortcut on your desktop, go to Properties - Shortcut - Cange Icon - Browse, and select the file location where you saved the icon you created.
8. Click Apply - OK

The Microsoft Works icon should now be visible on the shortcut and it can be pinned to the taskbar, if desired.
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