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Windows 7: Get Vista network status icon back


06 Oct 2011   #1

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Get Vista network status icon back

Hi!

Is there a way to get the Vista network status icon back? I love it, it's very intuitive, it's beautiful, and I think the Windows 7 version is poor in comparison.

Thanks.



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06 Oct 2011   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 - IT Samples From our list of free programs here FREE Great Programs for Windows 7
Here is a thread M$ Please bing back animated network icons etc. that on page 3 and 4 that have some suggestions to.
Jerry
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06 Oct 2011   #3

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Notice I'm not talking about the animated (blinking) XP icon. Looks like there are all kinds of Freeware tools that get you some kind of other icon, but the thing that would interest me is whether you could hack your way back to the original Vista icon.
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06 Oct 2011   #4

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If you just want to replace it and you have a copy of the Vista icons you can put it in the pnidui.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 & C:\Windows\SysWOW64
the image numbers are
3020, 3035, 3048, 3051, 3054, 3081 through 3089
Jerry
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06 Oct 2011   #5

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Oh yeah, I was looking for something like this! But how am I going to do this? I'll have to extract the images from some Vista DLL (which I don't know) and then manipulate the aforementioned Windows 7 DLLs.

P.S. Funny, the website just replaced "W.i.n.7" with "Windows 7" (had to write it with periods this time)
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06 Oct 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fennomenal View Post
I'll have to extract the images from some Vista DLL (which I don't know) and then manipulate the aforementioned Windows 7 DLLs.
Yes or look online for them. This so you how to change folder icons but it's the same way with the pnidui.dll Folder Icon - Change Default Icon
Jerry
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06 Oct 2011   #7

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If you find the icons I will change them for you like I did here Change the notification area icons!
Jerry
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06 Oct 2011   #8

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Okay, I'll try my luck. I wonder whether the Vista icon is actually compatible regarding its exact size, for instance, or whether it would get oddly resized.
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06 Oct 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fennomenal View Post
Okay, I'll try my luck. I wonder whether the Vista icon is actually compatible regarding its exact size, for instance, or whether it would get oddly resized.
They should be compatible.
Jerry
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06 Oct 2011   #10

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Okay. Thank you.
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