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Windows 7: Custom made country flag orbs/icons.

18 Aug 2009   #131
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeepBeep View Post
How about one for Sri Lanka for my brother-in-law living there?

Appreciate the U.S. one which I downloaded.

Many thanks in advance!
Here you go!

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-sri-lanka.png




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18 Aug 2009   #132
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
there's a good "how to" in the Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons. thread. Look through that and you'll find it

edit: if you can't find it post back and I'll sort it when I get home
I found a guide that tells you to use Resource Tuner, but when I try it, it can't open explorer.exe. Is there another program that will work?

Also, do I have to modify only the explorer.exe file in C:\Windows or do I have to do it in C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 as well?

Here was the guide:

Quote:
How to edit:
  • Open your explorer.exe backup with Resource Tuner (or a comparable tool)
  • Extract the image files
  • Modify the file(s) to your likes
  • In Resource Tuner select “Edit Resource” to add the edited image. (Important: the filename has to be the same as the original file)
  • Select “Save File as…” and create a copy of explorer.exe somewhere
  • Make sure all explorer windows are closed
  • In Task Manager, kill explorer.exe
  • Replace the old file with the newly created one
  • In Task Manager restart explorer.exe (File --> new task --> explorer)
Repeat steps 3 -9 untill you’re satisfied. Enjoy!
By the way, how do you replace the explorer.exe file if explorer isn't being used, meaning you can't open anything?
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18 Aug 2009   #133
BeepBeep

Win 7_x64 Linux Kubuntu Jaunty_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
Here you go!

Attachment 23934
Thanks really appreciate it.
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19 Aug 2009   #134
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeepBeep View Post
Thanks really appreciate it.
You're welcome!
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19 Aug 2009   #135
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
Here you go!

Attachment 23934
LoL I just came here to ask for a one, and here it is, Thanks mate.
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19 Aug 2009   #136
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crypto View Post
LoL I just came here to ask for a one, and here it is, Thanks mate.
NP, you're welcome!
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19 Aug 2009   #137
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hey Matt, look at these mate, and tell me if they're OK. The Wales with flames one is a nightmare, it's too small, but I'm still trying.

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-rose3.png

rose3.zip rose4.zip

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-wales.png

wales.zip wales1.zip


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19 Aug 2009   #138
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
A bit problem here now. I got Start Orbs. Took ownership, renamed explorer.exe to explorer.old and replaced original with the one you sent. Couldn't use it ("Class not registered").

Could not restore explorer.old because even I could start command prompt elevated from Task Manager, I could not rename explorer.exe to something else to be able to restore explorer.old. Had to do System File Scan with /scannow option to restore it.

Build issue?

Kari
I would think so but here's a guide on how to do it yourself:

Your gonna use:
Restorator (http://www.bome.com/Restorator/)
Registry key (from the zip I sent to you) applied
BMP file (attached)
and last of all: Common sense

How to:
First backup explorer.exe
Open explorer.exe with restorator.
Find the folder "bitmap" and replace:
6801.bmp
6805.bmp
6809.bmp
with the one attached, overwrite the explorer.exe in the windows folder with this one.
Open task manager kill the process explorer.exe, and start it again


Attached Images
File Type: bmp 6801.bmp (26.0 KB, 20 views)
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19 Aug 2009   #139
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
I would think so but here's a guide on how to do it yourself:
...
Tried first with Restorator. Got this when trying to replace bitmaps:

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-restorator.png

Tried then Anolis Resourcer, thinking maybe my Restorator 2007 was an outdated version. Anolis gives this dialog when trying to save:

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-resourcer.png

Would appreciate if you still got some tips but please, this is not so important so I do not want you to use too much time for this. You have better things to do.

Kari


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19 Aug 2009   #140
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Tried first with Restorator. Got this when trying to replace bitmaps:

Attachment 24069

Tried then Anolis Resourcer, thinking maybe my Restorator 2007 was an outdated version. Anolis gives this dialog when trying to save:

Attachment 24070

Would appreciate if you still got some tips but please, this is not so important so I do not want you to use too much time for this. You have better things to do.

Kari
Okay, one question: Can you open explorer.exe with restorator and replace the Bitmap (Without saving)?
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