Windows Media Icons - why?

  onthelimit1 18 Oct 12
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Was given a laptop to look at this morning (W7). Most of the desktop icons were of the Windows Media design. Clicking on any programme - IE, chrome, System Restore etc just opened Media Player. Multiple pop ups saying 'WMP could not be opened.

Got rid of the problem by a system restore through Safe Mode with Command Prompt, but would like to know what the owner is lekely to have done to cause this.

  Forum Editor 18 Oct 12
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It sounds as though the icon shortcuts have somehow all been pointed to the WMP.exe location.

You've fixed it anyway.

  onthelimit1 18 Oct 12

Yes, was just interested for future reference.

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