Fixing issues with Windows® 7 Starter Desktop Icons
The Windows 7 Starter edition as the name suggests is a basic version of the highly functional Windows 7 Operating System and packs with only the most essential features and options to enhance user experience and productivity. The graphical interface and usability of the Starter edition is similar to that of other Windows 7 versions but does not support some features present in the high end versions of Windows. The Windows 7 Starter edition is designed to be used on low end computers having low system memory and hard drive space. This edition of Windows 7 does not support multitasking and Aero so as to lower system load or memory consumption. The Windows 7 Starter edition is also provided with a number of advanced security options that helps defend against a wide variety of issues and threats. Missing, corruption, improper icon pixel display, etc are some of the issues that can occur with the desktop icons in the Windows 7 Starter edition. The issues and errors with the desktop icons in the Windows 7 Starter edition can be due to various reasons like file/program association errors, icons cache corruption, graphics issues and other system errors.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues with the icons in Windows 7 Starter edition:
- Re-associate programs/files
- Rebuild icons cache
- Restore system and update drivers
The errors with the display of icons on the Windows 7 Starter desktop might be due to the issues with the program and file associations in the computer. The users are therefore advised to re-associate the files and programs in the system using the options available in the 'Default programs' menu of the Windows 7 'Control Panel'. Associating the files and programs in the system and restarting the computer will fix issues with the display of desktop icons in Windows 7 Starter edition.
Rebuild icons cache
The errors with the icons cache in Windows 7 will adversely affect the proper display of desktop icons and therefore should be fixed by the users. Advanced users can rebuild the icons cache by manually deleting the icons cache database file from the user profile directory and restarting the system. Even though it is possible to do so, it is recommended that the users install system optimizer programs with icons cache rebuilder function so as to automatically rebuild the icons cache using the program options. Doing so will fix issues with the icons in Windows 7 Starter edition.
If the issues with the icons happened after a particular event, like an application installation or removal, then the users can try restoring the system back to a point in time before the event took place in the system. This will help eliminate the issues with the icons. The users are also advised to perform a graphics driver update so as to fix issues with the icons that are related with display driver errors.
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