So back again to the original task at hand:
The first problem i ran into was when I opened the copy of imageres.dll that was on my desktop with ResHacker I saw nothing:
Also, Brink, the SS's you posted (step 9 and so on) show the imageres.dll file you had open was located in the System32 folder and not on your desktop. So I am confused if I am supposed to be altering the original imageres.dll file located in System32? (which I am
able to do with ResHack), or
something is not going right if I cannot edit the desktop copy?