Use .PNG and .ICO Icons to Customize Windows [How To]

Posted by Rich On September - 20 - 2010

Customize Windows Icons

In the past, we’ve shown you many ways to customize Windows using .PNG and .ICON icons. In this guide, I’ll show you where to get icons how to:

  • Change Vista desktop icons.
  • Change folder icons in Windows Explorer.
  • Change drive icons in Windows Explorer.
  • Add custom libraries with custom icons in Windows 7.
  • Change network icons in Windows Vista.
  • Update outdated icons automatically in Windows Vista.
  • Remove the shortcut overlay arrow icon in Vista.
  • Customize Windows Media Center Media Browser icons.

Download Icons for Windows

If you’re looking for icons for Windows, you can download them here: Windows Icons. Here are some of my favorite collections:

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Windows 7; Easy Access to your User-Folder [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On September - 18 - 2010

In earlier versions of Windows, a link to the user-folder was placed on the desktop by default.  Now you have to add it there manually, along with the “My Computer”, “Network”, “Recycle bin” and “Control Panel” icons.

In Windows 7 there are several ways to access the User-Folder, even if you don’t want it residing on your desktop. Here’s how.

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Techniques for Cooling your Computer

Posted by Thomas On September - 18 - 2010

Last time I addressed this topic it was to come up with a few things that can make your computer running smoother. This time I’ve found a series of projects of the more experimental kind. Keeping your computer clean, is something anyone can do, but rebuilding (partly or complete) it might be out of your league. But a fun read still. You’ve probably heard about water cooling systems, but what about mineral oil, or liquid nitrogen ? I didn’t think so… Read the rest of this entry »

Do you Use Multiple Monitors on Your PC? [Poll Results]

Posted by Thomas On September - 17 - 2010

The results from my mini poll last week is in. I wanted to know how many of you out there use more than one monitor on your main computer, and if so which software you were using. We received 271 entries during the week the poll was open and the results was quite surprising (to me anyways).

Only 21% of you use one monitor, but as many as 79% use more…

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Desktop Wallpaper 295

We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

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7Conifier: Change windows 7 icons without changing Theme

Posted by Thomas On September - 16 - 2010

For the icon collectors out there I bring you the greatest tool to change and swap between system icons without the need of changing themes or swapping each and every icon manually.

7CONIFIER is a tool is capable of changing all your taskbar and start menu icons in a single click. All you need to do is select the package you would like to use and hit “Apply”. 7CONIFIER comes pre-loaded with three packages and you can easily add more packages of your own.

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