How to change the icon in the add/remove programs menu?

asked 13 Sep '11, 06:36

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Sometimes the icon that is shown in the Windows "Add / Remove Programs" menu is not the intended one for the application. This may change randomly with every install. This is due to Windows automatically picking up the icon of an executable inside the installation directory. To select a specific icon, you can use the productDisplayIcon tag, as shown in the example below.

<productDisplayIcon>${installdir}/sample.ico</productDisplayIcon>
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answered 13 Sep '11, 06:36

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Does the icon need to be a specific size? Ie 16x16? I have a ico file with multiple sizes (16,32,48 and 64), but the icon still doesn't work for the Add/Remove. The icon works well for desktop shortcuts and exe icon.

(23 Mar '13, 22:39) quang777

This solution does not work for me, either.

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answered 17 Apr '13, 05:39

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Oh, I found the answer by myself: It's a Windows Installer bug, related to installing a program PER USER instead of PER MACHINE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258558/en-us

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answered 17 Apr '13, 08:15

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