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Windows 7: Start Menu Button - Change

03 Dec 2009   #100

windows 7 Premium

U only need to take ownership of explorer.exe,not the whole windows folder...I change mine all the time. Always:
1. Take ownership of explorer.exe,then rename it to explorerbak.exe,or explorer2.exe but make sure it's b4 the .exe
2.Make a copy of the explorerbak.exe u just changed
3.Change the copy u just made
4.Change the name of the copy u just modified to explorer.exe
5.Log off and back on....If it buggers up,just change the names back round again.U never have to do a system restore,I never had,and i've done it at least 20 times.
Heres my explorer if anyone wants it,it's one of my favs,made it from an icon.
It's for windows 7 final,I'm not sure if it's the same for earlier versions.Have added a smaller version,and one that smiles(if u can call it that)when u click.
The grey one i didn't do,but i like it and thought i'd share it.(don't have the persons name that designed it or i'd mention,sorry)
Remember they needed to be converted to bmp first(wouldn't let me upload bitmaps).There are plenty of free apps to do it.
Tell me if u like 'em

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03 Dec 2009   #101

Windows 7
Need help

I've tried, but why at the time could not save the file to change and should be saved with a different name. and after I tried to change the executable file can not be fixed. Anything I can help?
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27 Dec 2009   #102

Windows Seven

I had an idea, when I changed the theme explorer.exe would be personalized for each subject, and would be in each folder on the subject. This would be possible? Let me explain:

Where changed the theme, explorer.exe, associated with each theme, would be loaded. No need to stay in the Windows folder, but in each folder of the theme, such as C:\ Windows \ Resources \ Themes \ temaABC \ Shell \ explorer.exe

In this way, the file C: \ Windows \ explorer.exe would remain unchanged.

Is there any way I can associate start menu with the theme?
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28 Dec 2009   #103

windows 7 Ultimate ☠64

Is there are Particular Sizes For My taskbar or did i do any mistake ?

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28 Dec 2009   #104

windwos 2003

Thanks a lot
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30 Dec 2009   #105

Windows 7 64Bit

I did everythin said in the tutorial but I stuck by step Seven.

I kill the explorer but, how dus I start it again.
It looks a little bit stupid but I do not find a solution....

This step:

7. Go to the windows folder and rename explorer.exe to explorer.exe.bak and then copy-paste the new explorer, Kill the process in task manager and start it again.
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31 Dec 2009   #106


Task manager > File > New Task > explorer

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01 Jan 2010   #107

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10

is there easy way to change my orb others than this whole process?i really2 want to change it but the process too hard to understand.
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01 Jan 2010   #108

Windows 7

Thanks for this tutorial, i will try to create my own too
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05 Jan 2010   #109

win 7

just a quick question, ima try and figure it out but i would like to know what a good size to make the individual orbs, i get the rest of the tut just need to know what a good start size is before i start making the hover and click versions and @rover3500 those face orbs are wicked man good job......
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