Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how to change the color of this?

23 Apr 2011   #1
rohanchougule

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how to change the color of this?

i want to know how can i change the background of this......




Attached Thumbnails
how to change the color of this?-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Apr 2011   #2
rohanchougule

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how to change the color of these 2 things?

please help me..............


Attached Thumbnails
how to change the color of this?-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rohanchougule View Post
i want to know how can i change the background of this......
For 32 bit it's in
C\windows\System32\shell32.dll
For 64 bit it's in both
C\windows\System32\shell32.dll
&
C\windows\SysWOW64\shell32.dll
& it's Bitmaps #s 632 & 633
& you need a Program like Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation.
Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Apr 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rohanchougule View Post
please help me..............
These are in C/Windows/Resources/Themes/Aero/aero.msstyle
The top # is 891
The bottom # is 903
& you need a Program like Ave's Windows7 Style Builder or Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation.
I have WSB
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the
theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #5
rohanchougule

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay, i got that program and opened shell32.dll with that program, then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rohanchougule View Post
okay, i got that program and opened shell32.dll with that program, then?
I have never used that program but I think you need to find Bitmaps #s 632 & 633 In Screenshot on the left find Bitmap then look for the #s this is a different program but the one you got has to be close.
Then extract the images change them an import them back in.
Be sure you make a copy & work on it do not work on the shell32.dll in the system.
Then you need to
Quote:
For 32bit files:..........


Extract these the file . and browse to location

"drive:\windows\System32\shell32.dll"

1.Take Ownership of these the file.

2.Rename those the file to 'shell32.dll.old'.

3.Now Copy the extracted file to "drive:\windows\System32\" .

4.Restart to make changes.





For 64bit files:..........

Extract these the file . and browse to location

"drive:\windows\SysWOW64\shell32.dll"

1.Take Ownership of these the file.

2.Rename those the file to 'shell32.dll.old'.

3.Now Copy the extracted file to "drive:\windows\SysWOW32\" .

4.Restart to make changes.
You will need to take Ownership
Take Ownership Shortcut
Then give Permissions
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
To change the names
Make a system restore point 1st System Restore Point - Create
Jerry


Attached Thumbnails
how to change the color of this?-shell32.bak.dll-anolis-resourcer.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2011   #7
phil136

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Similar problem

Im trying to replace the control panel side bar as well. I used res hacker to replace the resources (both in sysWOW64, and system32) shell32.ddls.

However there is no change when i restart. The control panel has the default side bar.


plz help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2011   #8
snod33

Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #9
phil136

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Will this app work on win 7 64bit? Site doesn't specify. It only does half of what i want to do; and id really prefer to do it manually.

Its strange that its so hard on 64 bit win 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #10
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phil136 View Post
Will this app work on win 7 64bit? Site doesn't specify. It only does half of what i want to do; and id really prefer to do it manually.

Its strange that its so hard on 64 bit win 7.
It will work on 64-bit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 how to change the color of this?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Color change must different in Win 8
Hi there , I've been struggling trying to find out how I can change the Selected File color , in File Explorer since I switched to Windows 8. Looks like it's now a setting in the registry under control panel - colors - and have to enter values manually ??? I am sick of the always...
Customization
How to change color of IE9 RC?
I am very much just an average computer user, with below average knowledge on how to change settings. I downloaded IE9 RC today, on my Windows 7, x64, Home Premium machine. My question is, how do I change IE9 RC's color? I would like the entire web browser to be black/charcoal but I have no clue...
Browsers & Mail
Color Change
Hey guys, Sorry if this question has been asked and answered. I've read a lot on this forum, but there's really too much to go through, and none of the search terms I'm using are bringing up the same issue (maybe because I'm not describing it correctly). Anyway, here's my issue: After...
Graphic Cards
color change?
my toolbar and windows were a cool see tru color when i got it but i ran a program and it changed to another color . How do I change it back? the program has already been exited.
Themes and Styles
Is there a way to change the color of this?
Is there a way to change the background color of these kind of windows and open/save dialogue to something a little darker than white? http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/debudebu/Themequestion.png
Customization
Is there a way to change the color ?
Hi, is ther any way to change the color from this light blue to anything else ? Because everything else seems to be fine, I try not to change the theme.
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App