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Control Panel Icons

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Eve

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#1
Does anyone know if it's possible to change icons in the control panel? I've managed to change Network Connections and Printers & Faxes using the registry, but I can't find any of the other icons there. I've searched on the net and here to find out how, but I can't find anything. I'm sure there is a way, if not why would there be icons for them everytime I download a new icon set? :confused: Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

TIA

Eve:D
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#2
Download ResHack
Open ResHack
Open C:\WINDOWS\System32\
Open the .CPL file you want to change the icon for
Look for Icon Group
Open group 100
Right click
Replace Resource
Find the new icon
Replace
Save

Done.
 
E

Eve

Guest
#7
Can't get it to work. It changed add new hardware, but it appears twice now, the others I tried didn't change at all. I've changed back and given up. Will any other programs do it, or is there a way in the registry?
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#8
Well, you may need to do this:

Open ResHack
Open File
Make changes
Save file as filename_new.cpl
Reboot to safemode with command
Rename the current cpl to filename_old.cpl
Rename the new one to filename.cpl (make sure it is in \system32\)
Reboot.

I also recommend..
Run
cmd
sfc /purgecache

Try that.
 
E

Eve

Guest
#9
ok, the first part sounds convoluted, but I think I can manage it, the Run, cmd, sfc /purgecache part is where I get a bit confused. What does it do, and why am I doing it? :confused:
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#10
Purges your system cache, backups, etc. Most DLL files and such are cached.
Works just like your Internet cache.
 

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