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Article ID: 283551 - Last Review: December 23, 2014 - Revision: 2.0

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Symptoms

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.

Cause

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

Status

This behavior is by design.

More information

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

Example:

Program Name.cpl.disabled

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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