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Windows 7: Start Menu Button - Change

10 Oct 2009   #40

windows 7 Ultimate

thanx for the great tutorial


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14 Oct 2009   #41

win7 ultimate rtm x64
Trouble with changing orb.

I have tried several times to change the bitmaps as explained in the tutorial with both Restorator and Resourcer but I am having issues(Explorer quits working: either will not display anything after application or items in the taskbar say that they have been moved, deleted or renamed and it asks if I want to remove the items). Here are the images I was trying to use. If anyone could tell me what I am doing wrong or if someone could put together a working explorer file I would appreciate it greatly.

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16 Oct 2009   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 RTM - Windows Server 2008 R2 7600 RTM Dual Boot

What size is the orb supposed to be?
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16 Oct 2009   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 RTM - Windows Server 2008 R2 7600 RTM Dual Boot

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17 Oct 2009   #44

win7 ultimate rtm x64
still having issues

Is there something that needs to be done different for 64 bit versions of Win7? I tried the explorer files that were posted here earlier and I get an error saying "class not registered" and a blank screen?
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17 Oct 2009   #45

Windows XP


What is that you have on left of your desktop? (like bginfo)

Where i can download and install?

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18 Oct 2009   #46

Windows 7

Wow - thanks so much for that tutorial!
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21 Oct 2009   #47

windows 7

hi im trying to change the name of the explorer but it wont let me.. now what do i do? it just keeps telling me to try again dont ask me for permission or anything
it keeps saying i need permission from trustedinstaller or something..
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22 Oct 2009   #48


I am having the same problem as Ippy. Do have a few thoughts on what may be going on though.

Noticed that if i enable guest account n hop on that everything works fine, but if i log onto my account i get things like "no such interface supported" and dead links.

Have noticed that TrustedInstaller may have something to do with it. My explorer.exe is owned by trustedinstaller to begin with, after backing up and changing the .exe i have the problem. Possibly the new file does not have privileges for trustedinstaller which blocks the system from using it??

Could the problems be from playing in syswow64 instead of the windows folder?

Hopefully someone knows more about this then me, would like to have a custom orb..very frustrating

...Ippy: How do you get your system back to normal? I have only been able to do so with system restore.

.. also, i try giving trustedinstaller privileges but cannot find it on the list

... Should also mention, i have installed DreamScene..
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23 Oct 2009   #49


As i say in the tutorial it is the explorer.exe in the Windows folder you need to change and not the one in syswow64.
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