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Windows 7: Modifying imageres.dll in System32 to change icons, not working.

16 Dec 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Modifying imageres.dll in System32 to change icons, not working.

I don't know if this belongs in customization, but since it's modifying something visually I thought I would put it here.

Anyways, back to the problem. I modified imageres.dll in System32 and SysWOW64 to change some of the default icons, but every time I restart to see if it takes effect, both dll's reset. They hold the default icons instead of the ones I used. So, does anyone know why this is happening?

(Edit) I would like to add that I have took ownership of both dll's, and can successfully modify them. The problem occurs when I restart, and it wouldn't take effect unless it was restarted. So I'm kind of stuck here.

And I use Resource Hacker to modify the dll's, if that is important.

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16 Dec 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Bump, and please let me know if this belongs in a different category.
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07 Jan 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 10 Home x64

I remember dabbling in this a long time ago but I never had success until I found IconPackager yes you have to pay for it but it's only 10 bucks and it's a one time only payment and it works WONDERS on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
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