Here's how to retrieve icons from an EXE-file.
1. From Windows explore, drag an EXE-file or EXE-shortcut and drop on any open VS.Net Solution.
2. On [name].exe tab that will be created, expand the icon node.
3. To view the icon inside VS.Net double click on the icon.
4. Right click on an icon and select export to save the icon as a separate file.