Add or Remove Programs applet displays incorrect icon for an application

Published: June 2004
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When you open the Add/Remove Programs applet, one or more application entries might have incorrect icons associated with them. This happens if the DisplayIcon registry value is missing or incorrect.

In the above example, you can see that an incorrect icon being assigned for AOL Instant Messenger.


To restore it's own icon there, follow these steps:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ AOL Instant Messenger