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So my icons had disappeared, and I was only seeing generic icons because I had mistakenly cleaned up non-needed files among C:\Windows\Installer resulting in the following icons for programs such as Excel, Word, Office, Skype, Lotus Notes etc:

I tried several links such as: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/218226-automatically-rebui...
but nothing worked.
What finally worked:
File icons:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/ using http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html
Taskbar icons:

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