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Windows 7: Custom made country flag orbs/icons.

19 Aug 2009   #141
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Okay, one question: Can you open explorer.exe with restorator and replace the Bitmap (Without saving)?
No. Restorator shows this error dialog already when trying it. Anolis lets me replace but not save.

Kari


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19 Aug 2009   #142
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
No. Restorator shows this error dialog already when trying it. Anolis lets me replace but not save.

Kari
Okay if Anolis dont let you save try to save on the desktop instead (as explorer.exe).
Then go to the windows folder rename the original explorer.exe to explorer.exe.bak and copy the new one in there
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19 Aug 2009   #143
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Okay, one question: Can you open explorer.exe with restorator and replace the Bitmap (Without saving)?
no, save to somewhere else, eg Desktop

open an elevated CMD prompt

cd\
cd c:\windows
takeown /f explorer.exe
ren explorer.exe explorer.bak

then drag and drop explorer.exe into c:\windows

now copy and paste this at the CMD console, and press enter:

Code:
 
@echo off
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
explorer.exe
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19 Aug 2009   #144
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Okay if Anolis dont let you save try to save on the desktop instead (as explorer.exe).
Then go to the windows folder rename the original explorer.exe to explorer.exe.bak and copy the new one in there
Anolis doesn't let me choose where to save, so I copied explorer.exe to another location, opened it and changed bitmaps, and the saved it. No error dialog but nothing done; it doesn't change the bitmaps.

I've used Anolis earlier to change some icons, it has worked.

Kari

P.S. Like I said earlier, this is not so important.
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19 Aug 2009   #145
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Anolis doesn't let me choose where to save, so I copied explorer.exe to another location, opened it and changed bitmaps, and the saved it. No error dialog but nothing done; it doesn't change the bitmaps.

I've used Anolis earlier to change some icons, it has worked.

Kari

P.S. Like I said earlier, this is not so important.
Thats weird I'm afraid i dont have a solution for your problem
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19 Aug 2009   #146
Kari

 

OK, it's definitely not working here. Tested about everything, also what Matt posted here earlier. No big deal. Happy with 7 start orb.

Kari
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19 Aug 2009   #147
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

To my understanding you can't change the default Explorer.exe file.. if you want a custom one you have to open explorer.exe save it as a different name (like exploreredit.exe) and then change settings in regedit
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19 Aug 2009   #148
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
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?
Ummm, guys? Please help?
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19 Aug 2009   #149
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
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:


By the way, how do you replace the explorer.exe file if explorer isn't being used, meaning you can't open anything?
after you kill explorer.exe in task manager click new task run new process..then click browse and copy your modified explorer.exe to c:\windows. after that just run it and you'll have your new orb
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20 Aug 2009   #150
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hey Matt, try these mate,

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-rose-start.png

Rose start.zip

Custom made country flag orbs/icons.-wales-start1.png

Wales start1.zip


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