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Troubleshooting

The Case of the Misnamed Control Panel Extension

You're trying to extract the Desk.cpl file from the Windows Me CD to restore a corrupted Display Control Panel. But when you use the Extract command, the file is nowhere to be found.

No one is quite sure why, but several Windows versions ago, someone at Microsoft misnamed this file in the compressed Cabinet files used during Setup, and the mistake has stuck. To restore the default Display applet, open an MS-DOS Prompt window, switch to the C:\Windows\Options\Install folder, and issue this command:


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