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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Q: skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

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Preferred Solution: skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

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A: skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/230884-skype-runs-ok-my-vista-home-basic-32bit-but-icon-shortcut-skype-desktop-do.html
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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win - not able to show screen - terrible design - very slow response i e when I click RMB the menu shows up in works Skype 8 terribly, worse is Win desktop for Skype for several seconds and I expect to see it immideately - doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype chat amp blob blahblahblah when I click it nothing happens I've also Skype for Win 8 works terribly, Skype for desktop is worse tried skype for desktop it was even worse - when I changed online status Skype for Win 8 works terribly, Skype for desktop is worse to invisible i've also tried with N A skype stopped to receive and send messages - when this or another error occurs I try to kill skype process via task manager TM then firstly says that skype is not responding so i am trying to kill process after that TM stops responding as well So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about times in a day Now I've installed skype from Store back but I still need to go to skype chat Could anyone please help me either make skype x x work on win or enter the chat which i need Here's my system http i imgur com Fu f png Thanks in advance

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/18920-skype-win-8-works-terribly-skype-desktop-worse.html
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For the past week my desktop icons (only those that are viewed from the desktop and not from within Explorer) are showing up with a Skype logo over top of the correct icon associated with the file (pdf, mp3, txt, and folders) but not exe files, shortcuts,
Recycle Bin, Computer, or Network.  Oddly enough I just realized that some of the icons for folders on the desktop are correct and some are with the Skype icon and 2 mp4 files are not overwritten...weird!

Of course, I've uninstalled Skype, replaced the shell32.dll with the one from the Windows 7 CD, deleted the IconCache.db file after editing the registry to increase the max icon cache to 2048. I've run Norton AV and MalwareBytes scans with nothing found
(rebooting after each previous step, btw).  I've wasted several days on this to no avail...can anyone help me?! TIA!!
Rod

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/051cb4bc-e373-43a7-a7c5-e995688b9e67/desktop-files-icons-overwritten-with-skype-icon?forum=w7itproui
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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/48219-skype-desktop-vs-skype-modern-app.html
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A:Home Network Problem on Vista Home Basic 32bit.

I can't help but just wondered why you have made another post not long after your first post with exactly the same question ?

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/201692-home-network-problem-vista-home-basic-32bit.html
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Hi, Im after buying my first Laptop and was wondering if I could play GTA4 on it????????

My Laptop Specs are;

Brand: Packard Bell
Model: Packard Bell Easy Note MH36-U300 Laptop
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Processor Type: Intel Pentium Processor T3400
Graphics card: Intel GMA 4500M
Hard disk capacity: 320GB
RAM capacity: 2GB
Speed: 2.16 GHz
Screen size: 15.4?

The windows website advises that the Minimum System Requirements to run the game are:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista- Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

Thanks in advance.... Fingers crossed!!

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A:Vista Home Basic 32bit Laptop help!

hello and welcome

I have never used this but have heard that it works to change the language...Its worth looking at anyway......good luck , Vistalizator - change display language in Windows Vista and Windows 7

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/266083-vista-home-basic-32bit-laptop-help.html
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A:Vista home basic 32bit sleep problem

Hello Bmarker, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might check through the items in the tutorial below to see what may have woken your computer up. I would recommend to try the STEP 4 section first to see if it may let you know quicker.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/284878-vista-home-basic-32bit-sleep-problem.html
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so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

A:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/16445-do-i-need-both-skype-app-skype-desktop.html
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I don't understand what are the benefits of using UWP vs desktop apps (like Viber and Skype) and having two versions installed on my PC seems a bit strange.

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The future is the UWP app. It will be replacing the desktop app. Benefits are notification integration and security.
I would go with the new app. It appears to work well here as a preview, and only expect it to get better.

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A:Is Windows Explorer corrupt on my Vista Home Basic (32bit) system?

When you mention System Recover, are you talking about restoring to a System restore point? If so, you would run that from Safe Mode.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/303090-windows-explorer-corrupt-my-vista-home-basic-32bit-system.html
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A:VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT - WLAN - share printer or files, can I ?

this woulnt be a problem at all

you can do sharing just like you would wit cables

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/233153-vista-home-basic-32bit-wlan-share-printer-files-can-i.html
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600944/spam-send-in-skype-account-to-all-skype-contacts-cannot-load-page-safety-scan/
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A:Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

Well for starters you shouldn't really install two versions of Skype on the same PC.Uninstall both, then install the version you prefer.Accept the default install location as I can see no good reason for doing otherwise.

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Skype will use CPU and become unresponsive when I attempt to make a voice call I think it could be malware but I m not sure Here are the logs and thanks a million if anyone can help ---- Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C Program Files x Hewlett-Packard HP Quick Launch Buttons QLBCtrl exe C Program Files x Hewlett-Packard Shared hpqToaster exe C Program Files x Skype Plugin Manager skypePM exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C a make I call Computer fine until runs Skype Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Computer runs fine until I make a Skype call Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Simeon AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe C Users Computer runs fine until I make a Skype call Simeon Desktop Downloads HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search SearchAssistant R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search CustomizeSearch R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page C Windows SysWOW blank htm R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyServer R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName F - REG system ini UserInit userinit exe O - BHO AcroIEHelperStub - DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - C Program Files x Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dll O - BHO AskBar BHO - f d - - d - c -aa e ed - C Program Files x AskBarDis bar bin askBar dll O - BHO Groove GFS Browser Helper - - C - D -B F - BBC D A E - C Program Files x Microsoft Office Office GrooveShellExtensions dll O - BHO Google Toolbar Helper - AA ED - DD- d - -CF F - C Program Files x Google Google Toolbar GoogleToolbar dll O - BHO SkypeIEPluginBHO - AE - E C- ED - F B-F F A - C Program Files x Skype Toolbars Internet Explorer skypeieplugin dll O - BHO Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - AF DE - D - -B FA-CE B AD D - C Program Files x Google GoogleToolbarNotifier swg dll O - BHO Java Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files x Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - Toolbar Ask Toolbar - d e-fd b- e -b - d b f - C Program Files x AskBarDis bar bin askBar dll O - Toolbar Google Toolbar - C B - - d - B - A CD F - C Program Files x Google Google Toolbar GoogleToolbar dll O - HKLM Run QlbCtrl exe C Program Files x Hewlett-Packard HP Quick Launch Buttons QlbCtrl exe Start O - HKLM Run WirelessAssistant C Program Files x Hewlett-Packard HP Wireless Assistant HPWAMain exe O - Startup AutorunsDisabled O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS Office EXCEL EXE O - Extra context menu item Google Sidewiki - res C Program Files x Google Google Toolbar Component GoogleToolbarDynamic mui en D B AC dll cmsidewiki html O - Extra button Send to OneNote - A- - f c- - EE C C - C PROGRA MICROS Office ONBttnIE dll O - Extra Tools menuitem S amp end to OneNote - A- - f c- - EE C C - C PROGRA MICROS Office ONBttn... Read more

A:Computer runs fine until I make a Skype call

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/358574/computer-runs-fine-until-i-make-a-skype-call/
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I am attempting a new installation of Skype 4.1 on a Dell Latitude E6400 with XP Pro. All goes well until the very end of the installation. At that point I get a message box with Shortcut Setup - Fatal Error During Installation.
I have tried a re-install several times plus have tried the Windows Install Cleanup Utility (Microsoft) and a Registry Cleaner (Ace Utilities) as suggested in other postings.
Any ideas?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/skype-fatal-installation-error-shortcut-setup.865896/
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Note: These BSODs only happen when I'm doing nothing intensive, such as skype/ms word/browsing the web on chrome. NEVER happened during any of my gaming sessions which I found odd.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hardware:

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A:BSOD while doing basic things such as skype/web browsing/ms word

Quote:
"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps


STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/228811-bsod-while-doing-basic-things-such-skype-web-browsing-ms-word.html
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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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A:Skype icon

rebuild the icon cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/skype-icon-1099745.html
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hi...

Recently reformatted Windows XP Pro. Since then when i login to skype (build 41.0.179) the systray icon disappears although Skype is running in Task Manager.

Hijackthis report attached.

Thanks for any help!

A:Skype. Systray icon.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you have regarding the fix(es), the infection(s), the performance of your computer, etc.Thanks.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/275952/skype-systray-icon/
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i think im infected with extended icon on skype and i cant get ride of it. Please help.

A:i think im infected with extended icon on skype

allow me to clarify    I know doveirene 22,
 
she has a continuing repeat episode of the following popping into her skype chat conversation
 
 Please download the extension here:(htpp address) Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here
 
we were not able to find a clear solution on internet searching ?

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A:Infected with extended icon on skype

Duplicate topic in AII, problem resolved.
 
This topic is closed.
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509909/infected-with-extended-icon-on-skype/
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I have both on my Windows 10 pc and only Skype Preview seems to actually work. What's really weird is I can't find much about either online, so I'm not even sure if Messaging + Skype is being continued or even still functional. Does it require a companion phone app to work? (I use Android). Messaging + Skype can't seem to find any of my Skype contacts while Skype Preview can.
Just really confused on how barebones and non-functional this all seems, even after some Googling. Can anyone shed some light for me?

A:Skype Preview vs. Messaging + Skype

Messaging + skype has been discontinued. Everything will be focused on Skype Preview now
Links: http://www.windowscentral.com/skype-...d-mobile-works http://www.windowscentral.com/messag...versary-update
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
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Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
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I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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I have two xp pro systems one desktop and laptop, and a new laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit the xp pro computers will share no problem, they will even see my vista laptop (I shared my dvd drive and a few folders) xp to vista share is okay
I can not get my Vista laptop to see either xp pro computer desktop or xp laptop, the newtork name is correct on all three I have spent over 3 hrs. trying to get it to work.

I did about 1 1/2 yrs ago desktop power supply died and just now got around to fixing it, did not really need it so I was not in a hurry

I use zone alarm for firewalls and have turned all off and still no luck

Any help would be great
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A:Need to network XP pro Desktop with Vista Home Premium 32bit

Hi tonyzz, and welcome to the Vista Forums

As you have sharing one way it could be the "new" methods used by vista for network discovery that is causing the problem.

Microsoft have released a patch for XP to allow vista machines to see them in the Sharing Center

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)

You can also try to connect using the Start menu Seach bar - enter the address in the form \\severname\sharename and Vista Should find it

Hope this helps

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It is killing me when it is on.

No matter what I do - minimize or close skype it still stays there like if it was open. This is the only program that does it.

On the other hand if you look to the right I have a utorrent icon and utorrent is running, but at least it is not on the taskbar panel. That's the way I want my skype. I want it running, but not on the task bar.

So I got two questions for you:
1) Is it some kind of glitch that only I have, or is is a "skype thing"?
2) Is it possible to make it the way I want it?

Thanks... All help and comments are greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Skype icon on the task bar problem.

Someone has already helped me with this

In Skype, go to Tools -> Options.
Then, click on Advanced tab to go to Advanced settings.
Uncheck and untick the Keep Skype in the taskbar while I?m signed in option.
Click Save button, and the Skype button or icon will be removed from Taskbar on minimize.

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I really would appreciate your feedback and 'constructive advice. As economically as possible, sure, but I realise 'I can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear', as they say, where I live!

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A:32bit Home Basic into 64bit win.7 Home Premium?

Welcome
Dont guess, dont even rely on us, find out for sure
Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues

If you do upgrade, do so with the much cheaper upgrade DVD, not the full retail.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...on.html?filter[2]=General Tips
Follow the above tut and the results are the same

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A:Skype or Viop alternative for home LAN Only - possible?

Bump.. can no one help me with this?

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Is there a way to get rid of the app version of skype since clearly uninstalling it did nothing.

Just to provide a bit more info, no, I am NOT already signed in on my pc.

EDIT: More info, once it "breaks" it starts a skype process which I cannot kill until reboot.

A:W8 app blocks SKYPE FOR DESKTOP

Sign in to Skype on any other computer or smartphone, open chat with anybody and send:

Code:
/remotelogout


That should log you out from all sessions except for the current one.

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When I log on I get the message

c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

Also, my printer program has gone

c:\programfiles\Lexmark5400series\ixctmon.exe abnormal program termination.

The problems all started from Symantec(Norton).

Please help. I can't work.

A:Desktop has disappeared (Vista home basic) system restore doesn't help. Any boffins

Originally Posted by GoingMyWay


When I log on I get the message

c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

Also, my printer program has gone

c:\programfiles\Lexmark5400series\ixctmon.exe abnormal program termination.

The problems all started from Symantec(Norton).

Please help. I can't work.









Originally Posted by GoingMyWay


Help Please, I am using vista home basic and had subscribed to a free 90 day trial to Norton Internet Security. After successfully installing it there was a security risk I could not resolve. I went on to the Norton help site and had a live chat with a helper.

I foolishly gave him permission to access my computer to fix the fault at his end. He did resolve the security issue but to complete everything I had to restart my computer. After logging in as administrator all of my desktop icons had disappeared. (except the recycle bin). Even my sidebar has gone.

I have tried system restore 3 times to no avail. I have tried getting in touch with Norton again but I keep getting messed about. Also my printer program has disappeared.

The messages that pop up after restart are as follows:-

c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. blah blah blah.

Also:-

c:\programfiles\Lexmark5400series\ixctmon.exe abnormal program termination.

Although my programs are still in the start menu, there is nowhere/no desktop to put them on.

Please help

P.S Sorry for the boring essay



Hi GoingMyWay,

First, I would uninstall Norton completely. It has been know to cause problems with Vista. If it does not uninstall cleanly, you can use the Norton Removal Tool . You might consider using the free Avast antivirus program instead.
http://avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

Since you let someone have access to your computer remotely that you did not know, I would recommend that you run a full virus and malware scan.

You then will probably need to run a Repair Install. This tutorial will show you how.
How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

After this, you will need to reinstall your printer program.

If all this still fails, then you will only be left with doing a complete clean reinstall of Vista. Be sure to backup anything you do want to lose first.

Shawn

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Long time user of combofix and IT Professional Call me stumped This PC was sending out skype.com to google.com, a Going as to set page, forwards using home me or link, emails to go to hxxttp webnewstv com wp-content plugins extended-comment-options mywork php railroad gif I really don t recomend on clicking on that it forwards you to like different places and you finnily end up at some fake news report on making tons of money by doing nothing for google One other odd thing it was doing is if you went to google com you get forwarded to skype com Also if you go to yahoo com and take a link to anything that is www google com or Going to google.com, using a link, or set as home page, forwards me to skype.com google com you end up at skype com If you go to maps google com there isn t an issue Thus Far I have ran TDSSKiller ComboFix Norton Power Ereaser and seleceted everything in hijackthis except mcsse but I have the real-time scanner diabled Attached are all the logs you ask for and in the order you ask for them in most of the post I saw tryign to find this issue elsewhere nbsp ComboFix zip nbsp nbsp KB nbsp nbsp downloads Thank you in advance for any help you have to offer ----Stumpped

A:Going to google.com, using a link, or set as home page, forwards me to skype.com

I keep seeing only post logs, don't attach anything.
combofix:
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Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1797 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: f:\pc fixing\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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2012-03-12 21:02 . 2012-02-08 06:03 6552120 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{950160AF-BCC3-4C63-BFF5-8C98C0CC4EF5}\mpengine.dll
2012-02-15 13:27 . 2011-12-14 16:17 680448 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
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A:Skype on Vista

I have Skype On Vista Home Prem. No Problem works great. Make sure its the latest version.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/skype-on-vista.603144/
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A:Vista and Skype

Hi,

You havnt really gave much info,

Can you post her computer specs? How long has she has had this problem?

Thanks,

Jay.

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Does anyone have any understanding of this, please ? - and can you advise me how to get it off the desktop ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-segment-from-skype-stuck-on-win7-desktop.1134064/
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A:Bullbleep "Download Adobe/Skype update!" pop-up on my desktop?!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.* Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtDownload Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE to your Desktop.Unzip downloaded file.Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exeFollow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.DO NOT click on the Cleanup button. Simply exit the program.When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.Do not reboot until instructed.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.Post it in your next reply.NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.NOTE Do NOT wrap your logs in "quote" or "code" brackets.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523961/bullbleep-download-adobeskype-update-pop-up-on-my-desktop/
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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/skype-to-non-skype-no-quality.821193/
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A:Skype hates Vista!

heres a bunch of good information.. http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=33274&

good luck
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/skype-hates-vista.990250/
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A:skype not working on vista

Hi Fred Knurke,

Have you tried uninstalling Skype using Revo Uninstaller (the free version is at the bottom of the page) and then reinstalling the latest build? Normally for most programs using the built in uninstaller in the Control panel (add/remove) will work, but Skype leaves traces behind, and Revo should be able to get rid of those for you.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/skype-not-working-on-vista-569471.html
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I have un-installed and reinstalled Skype and still no luck!

I have no idea what to do and would be extremely grateful for any suggestions.

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When i initiate a call the error message I receive is -problem with playback device.

I have a dell computer running on vista home premium.

I seems that skype cannot recognize a sound card. I have a sound card.

How can this be resolved?

A:skype not working on Vista

Hi nikiatina and welcome to TSF.

Can you check you Device Manager for any warnings (yellow exclamation points) next to 'Sound, Video and game controllers' (click on the arrow next to it to expand if necessary)
Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'. In the Computer Management window, select 'Device Manager' on the left and look for any warning signs.

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A:Vista - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting - Vista crash during Gtalk, Skype

We'll need you to complete Steps 1-4 of this pinned topic: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

http://www.vistax64.com/crashes-debugging/283154-vista-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-vista-crash-during-gtalk-skype.html
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When I double click any of the following to open them, I immediately get the message:
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Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
 
So far, I have found that each of the following all experience the same when I try to
start them: Skype, McAfee, Desktop Windows Manager and Microsoft Help & Support.
 
It was suggested that I try to remove malware. I have not paid for a program to do so yet.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Skype but not the others. I first noticed this when I
tried to use Skype yesterday. I hadn't used it since July.

A:(McAfee/Skype/Desktop Windows Mgr/MS Help&Support) has stopped working

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/512288/mcafeeskypedesktop-windows-mgrms-help-support-has-stopped-working/
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/94432-video-problems-vista-new-skype.html
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I recently bought a toshiba satellite pro a13o laptop.
downloaded latest skype.

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Can anyone help me please?

Thanks so much for your anticipated guidance !

A:[resolved]skype and vista problem

I just installed Vista and the only hardware it couldn't handle was the sound. I had to go to the Motherboard manufacturer's web-site and install a Vista compatible driver for it, and now it works fine.

Does any of your sound work ?

Check Control Panel>Device Manager and look for any yellow or red flagged devices. Be sure to enable the "show hidden devices" button at the top. Report any flagged devices here.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/resolved-skype-and-vista-problem-156488.html
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Hello,

I am experiencing problem with Vista home permium, it compleletly crashes while I am talking on Skype or watching video on Youtube. I am attaching BSOD zip folder to this post.

I bought my laptop Dell Inspiron 1525 on May 2008.
OS :- Windows Vista 32 bit Home Permium
OS was per installed by Dell. I have not re-installed the OS.

I hope to hear from you guys any possible solution for problem.

Thank you,
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A:Vista crashes while using Skype, youtube

hello,

I am not able to attached the BSOD zip folder to ths post.
I can e-mail BSOD zip folder.

Thanks,

Vasant N. Badiger

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Thank You

Things I have already tried:
1. Run in Safe Mode and uninstall Skype
2. System Restore (in safe mode)
3. Last Known Good Configuration (during boot)
4. Doing following commands using Admin account in Safe Mode:
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll

Side Note: This also messed up Firefox. I will try to post details about what happened to Firefox.
 

A:Solved: Vista keeps Freezing (Skype 3.8)

Here is how I fixed it:

Download the same exact installation for Skype and then right click and select "Run as Administrator." Now go through the entire setup. Then restart the computer and then use Control Panel to remove Skype. Restart one more time and the problem should be gone!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-vista-keeps-freezing-skype-3-8.758041/
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A:Microphone not working in Vista and Skype

Where is the microphone "built in". I'm not sure I understand this bit.

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A:Sirefef virus/trojan - my PC keep restarting every minute - Win Home Basic 7 - 32Bit

Please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.[*]Place a check next to List Drivers MD5 as well as the default check marks that are already there[*]Press Scan button.[*]FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file, close out this message, then type the following into the search box:services.exe[*]now press the search button[*]when the search is complete, search.txt will also be written to your USB[*]type exit and reboot the computer normally[*]please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Search.txt)[/list]

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A:Sirefef virus/trojan - my PC keep restarting every minute - Win Home Basic 7 - 32Bit

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster. NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of hartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer. NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.DeFogger:Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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Download DDS and save it to your desktop

Link1
Link2
Link3

Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.

Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.Shortly after two logs will appear:
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.logs from DDSlet me know of any problems you may have hadGringo

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A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I update my Vista. Install all updates, even optional and recomended but nothing happend. What to do? Can Firefox/Oper/Skype blocked itself?

I try to install linux iceweasel but then I also got message about wrong connection.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-blocked-my-firefox-opera-and-skype.861430/
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A:Fixing the LINKS shortcut in Vista 32bit

Hello Stadian, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Q1) The LNK download at the tutorial link below should help restore the default settings for this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore


Q2) If it's just your C:\Users\(user-name) folder icon, then you can change the icon back to normal using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Personal User Shell Folders

Also double check using METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to make sure that each user folder as the correct default location set for it.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn

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lol, that icon means that it is being shared on your homegroup. Why don't you make it so that your "desktop" folder is not being shared on your network?

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Quote: Originally Posted by arash2009


Please someone help me on changing wireless netwotk icon , the one is already there is just a antana icon it does not showing anything so I don't know if any data transfer (In/Out) ,


Are you talking about changing the icon in the notification area (lower rt, next to clock)? If so, I dont know if that can be done...

But, there are plenty of cool wireless networking gadgets that do exactly what you are talking about!

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/64865-changing-icon-windows-7-home-basic.html
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
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If you are using Internet Explorer you should be able to right click on you facebook home page and select "Create Shortcut".   




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Win+Shift+Left(Right) moves ACTIVE (focused) window to second monitor, doesn't it?
While clicking on desktop icon your pointer automatically focus on that icon, and your window loses focus, so trick won't work.

By you can try this software, it was made for multiple monitor management
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/250584-keyboard-shortcut-desktop-icon.html
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To show that it's a shortcut.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/215421-arrow-desktop-shortcut-icon.html
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A:Cant remove desktop Icon/Shortcut

Try right clicking desktop>personalize>change desktop icons (top right of the window)>uncheck recent places.

Dan

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Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, that will only work with the ALT+Tab option. I'm not sure how to do this with WIN+Tab, if possible.

ALT+TAB - Use Classic Icons or Default Thumbnails

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/215198-anyone-know-how-remove-desktop-icon-win-tab-shortcut.html
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If you rightclick on "Solitaire", do you get the option "Pin to taskbar"? That'll pin it to the taskbar (kinda obvious...)
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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4da450eb-09be-42da-b4a7-2ddf697253a2/how-to-create-shortcut-desktop-icon-for-all-users?forum=w7itproinstall
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A:Some Weird Desktop Shortcut Icon Issues

Maybe it shows the favicon in the shortcut instead of the IE symbol.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/217432-some-weird-desktop-shortcut-icon-issues.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/218030-desktop-shortcut-icons-arrow-size.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-change-ie-or-firefox-url-desktop-shortcut-icon.648986/
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Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

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A:Problem with Windows 7 shortcut icon on desktop

Hi there, yuth and welcome to SF

Clear and rebuild your icon cache and see if that helps

Icon Cache - Rebuild

-DG

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/125725-problem-windows-7-shortcut-icon-desktop.html
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Hello and welcome Gabriel mate can I just ask what you are trying to do?? For example make them larger, smaller or simply just an icon name??
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A:Desktop shortcut icon tries to open install from another program

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Try this:
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/305410-desktop-shortcut-icon-tries-open-install-another-program.html
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A:How Make Desktop Shortcut Icon for Internet Explorer?

Hello Tom,

This can help show you how to.

Internet Explorer Desktop Icon - Create in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
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http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/235387-how-make-desktop-shortcut-icon-internet-explorer.html
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A:DESKLINK - Send to Desktop > Loss of shortcut and of icon

Hello geomazo,

You might see if using Option One in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/35578-desklink-send-desktop-loss-shortcut-icon.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/xp-home-pc-died-and-want-to-move-files-to-vista-home-basic-sp1-to-sata-drive-299538.html