3X-Man
Level 6

How to change default icon Add or remove Programs on Windows

Hi,

How can I change the icon in the Add or remove Programs on Windows (see attached picture)?

Thanks,

X.
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jerome_IA
Level 9

Hello,

The icon should be located in windows registry under:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall


e.g. for entry "InstallAnywhere ..." or "Macrovision InstallAnywhere ....", there's no icon 😉

But if you want one, simply add DisplayIcon string with path to your icon as value.

Some software have icons displayed in add remove program, but does not have the DisplayIcon in registry ... I think there are also some kind of symlink with the UninstallString value .... pointing to the icon of the exe file, but I do not know how it works.
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3X-Man
Level 6

Thanks.

X.
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ChandanOmkar
Level 8

Go to Installation designer tab.
then go to Installation information -> General Information -> Add or Remove Programs -> Display Icon.

Here you can browse and change the ARP display icon.
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3X-Man
Level 6

Hi Chandan Omkar,

sorry but I don't see the Installation Designer tab.

Maybe we do not speak of the same version.
I'm using IA 2009 Enterprise.

Thanks.

X.

PS: Could you post a snapshot maybe it will open my eyes.
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ChandanOmkar
Level 8

i was telling about IS 2009.
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3X-Man
Level 6

I also have been confused between the forums.
Anyway thanks for your reply.

I wish Acresso would have decided to continue IS MP instead of IA.
Bad luck!:(

X.
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pv7721
Level 20

Well, if they had continued IS MP instead of IA that would have defeated the whole purpose of acquiring IA in the first place. So they killed IA.NET the IS competitor (but I agree that they might have included more features from IS MP instead of just killing it).
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