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Windows 7: How can I change the default cursor?


15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How can I change the default cursor?

I need to know the location of this cursor?
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I have already tried in imageres but not changed, please help me guys.



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15 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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15 Mar 2011   #3

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If you are talking about the spinning cursor at start up its in C/Windows/system32/imageres.dll for 32 bit
& C:\Windows\SysWOW64/imageres.dll for 64-bit
be sure to back up the old one before you make any changes
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15 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

So, I took a look at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\imageres.dll because I was interested in this as well.

I made a copy of the .dll and opened it in Resource Hacker.

The "Spinning blue Ring" cursor is in the PNG folder. There are then 4 sub-folders with 18 individual PNG images that represent the spinning animations. I am assuming that all 18 images in all 4 sub-folders would have to be swapped out individually to acquire the desired effect.

Too much time and effort for me!
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16 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You are right its there in Imageres.dll but the one we see on setup screen is not from imageres, as I have already mentioned imageres has already been tried and not working.
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16 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
lol, its not that easy mate, the one I am talking about appears when the installation starts.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
So, I took a look at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\imageres.dll because I was interested in this as well.

I made a copy of the .dll and opened it in Resource Hacker.

The "Spinning blue Ring" cursor is in the PNG folder. There are then 4 sub-folders with 18 individual PNG images that represent the spinning animations. I am assuming that all 18 images in all 4 sub-folders would have to be swapped out individually to acquire the desired effect.

Too much time and effort for me!
Doing with "restorator and photoshop" would be easy mate.
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16 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I thought you might have just wanted to change the cursors in general.

About as easy as changing the animated glowing Windows logo at bootup, huh.
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16 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Yeah, I thought you might have just wanted to change the cursors in general.

About as easy as changing the animated glowing Windows logo at bootup, huh.
I guess you didn't notice the screen, anyways about changing the boot animation, its also easy now-a-days mate with Windows 7 boot Updater, even in SP1.
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16 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, I'll have to check it out. Last time I looked into it couldn't find a way to do it.
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16 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Hmm, I'll have to check it out. Last time I looked into it couldn't find a way to do it.
Code:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/
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