System Preferences not working from the Apple Menu

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Howyeh!
So I made the mistake (for me) of upgrading to Leopard. Discovered that my version of Quark doesn't work at all with it, so had to downgrade back to Tiger. Having done so, and run the combined update, my System Preferences don't work any more, when I try to access them via the Apple menu. They work fine if I go into the Applications folder and manually open them, just not the Apple menu (or if I option click on the desktop background.)
I've verified/repaired permissions in disk utility, as well run Techtool Pro in an effort to get it working, and deleted the System Preference plists in my users/library/preferences folder.
Finally, I located the cause of this (I think). All the prefPane files located in the system/library/prefpanes folder are set to open with System Preferences 5.0, which I believe is a Leopard component, which has a completely different icon than good ol' 3.5. I notice too that when I try to run System Preferences from the Apple menu, this odd icon version appears in the "recent items" list.
Okay - so the upshot seems to be that the version of system preferences being referenced by the system is the newer leopard version. Only thing I could think of doing was zapping the PRAM, but that didn't do the trick. So how can I revert back to the old version being used?

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Ooop, just ignore me. Deleted the System Preferences in the Previous System folder, and everything's hunky dory (for now!)

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