Missing Third-Party Control Panel Icons After Upgrade to Windows XP

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After you upgrade a computer from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Microsoft Windows XP, Control Panel icons that are installed by third-party programs may be missing.


This behavior occurs because only known, good Control Panel icons are migrated during an upgrade.


This behavior is by design.

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Unknown Control Panel icons have ".disabled" appended to the file name during the upgrade.


Program Name.cpl.disabled


Article ID: 283551 - Last Review: January 12, 2015 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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