My desktop icons have changed to Media center

June 28, 2010 at 22:58:09
Specs: Windows 7

All of my desktop icons have changed to Windows Media Center

My desktop icons and now everything show a icon for windows media center.When I click on any icon, it will open media center. I tried to default the programs and tried to switch windows features off but they wont work. Can someone please tell me how to fix this.

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June 28, 2010 at 23:19:01

Forgot to tell and I'm running Windows 7 ultimate.Please Help me!!!

Thanks in advance.

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July 9, 2010 at 09:24:03

This site has helped me allot and I would just like to contribute if I could.So here goes... CONTROL PANEL DEFAULT PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE A FILE TYPE OR PROTOCOL...(2nd option).
4.wait for programs to load. on icon you would like to change. on 'Change Program' in top rgt corner.
7.choose your desired icon!

Same thing happened to me and I could not find any other way to do it but one by one.I hope it works for you...

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July 9, 2010 at 10:15:25

Shenali, Try the LNK and EXE File Association Fixes at the link below. I'd try the LNK fix first.

File Association Fixes for Windows 7


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July 9, 2010 at 16:46:05

The simplest solution would be to do a system restore to before the problem.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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September 10, 2010 at 01:23:06

hiiiiiiiiiii i am also suferring from that prblem only so wat shoul i do................plz help me

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September 10, 2010 at 06:43:34

shikherm, Try the possible solutions that are posted in this thread.


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October 29, 2010 at 12:42:55

yes, I had the same problem but, now I have finished to solve it by using (File Association Fixes for Windows 7 above link..... That is really greatly helpful..... thanks a lot for that.... but one thing I would like to suggest here is that firstly u should try in File Association is Reg, and then exe..... etc due to, as far as I am concern dealing that my computer on which I couldn't open Regedit as well. So, to solve this problem, to get Regedit or cmd or command is very important .... after having gotten it, all problems will be solved..... thanks u!!!!!

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January 14, 2011 at 13:01:19

hi guys...this changed icon could also be other programs in ur computer not only media center..if the changed icon's software is not a default software(if u download it and install it),then it's easy.go to my computer,click on uninstall or change a program anb unintall the program that all the icons are changed.then you can install it again if u want. this will fix it.
bu, if the program oprsting systems default program,then you cant uninstall it,so all u have to do is change all this programs to a program that can be uninstalled and uninstall do this click on start menu and write DEFAULT will come ,write click on it and click on open with...then choose a program that can be uninstall and ok.
this will change all those icons to the new program.then uninstall that program by following the above step.
the other solution is using the window 7 fixer software...but i have fixed around 4 computer ,and it doesnt work on all of them...its up to u to choose,and try all of them..
hope this helps
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February 23, 2011 at 03:29:53

hi am going to try this hope it will work thanks in advance

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