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Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« on: May 16, 2013, 07:18:00 AM »
Hi Shane

Just got a nice older Asus gaming laptop. I change the desktop icons from medium to classic and every time I restart they go back to medium. Making me crazy, LOL


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Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 10:42:48 AM »
Classic? Where is that a setting?

When I right click I have the large, medium and small option for the icon sizes. But nothing that says classic. :wink:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 01:26:03 PM »
Maybe because I run the Classic theme?  ;)

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 11:19:20 AM »
Theme shouldnt matter, odd, can you get a screen shot of the setting for me? :-)

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
OK,  I'm  back!  Here ya go.

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 07:00:00 PM »
Ah, that is a vista only setting.

As a test make a new user account, log in with that account and try the change.

If it holds then I know it is something with your profile, if it doesnt hold then it is something with the system as a whole :wink:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 06:46:51 AM »
Created a guest account, changed icons to classic, restarted and they stuck! The guest account was stock Vista theme if that matters.

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 12:43:48 PM »
OK good we are narrowing it down :-)

Now to make sure it isnt theme related, try changing the themes and see how it does :wink:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 09:50:20 PM »
Changes theme to Vista and they still don't stay!


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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 05:14:24 PM »
OK then the problem is going to in the the registry under the hkey current user.

Just have to google and find what reg key it is. Try to google it, if you cant find it let me know and I will see if I can look it up :-)

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 06:08:35 PM »
Shane

I found this but don't know what "re-create" means?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813711

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 11:55:04 AM »
It means create them again after you delete them :wink:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 12:36:34 PM »
It means create them again after you delete them :wink:

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But I don't know how to do that.   :confused:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 12:37:47 PM »
Delete those keys like ti says, then right click on the parent folder and choose create. :wink:

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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 04:10:13 PM »
Do you mean "New"  "Key"?


And then copy and paste from the web site with the instructions?  Scary stuff, Shane!


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Re: Vista 64 Home Premium: Desktop Icon Size Problem
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 04:10:13 PM »

 

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