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Windows 7: Need help testing my script

24 Mar 2010   #21
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
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It only works on x64 because you included a 64-bit explorer executable. Make a separate archive with the same script, but include the x86 explorer.exe instead and it should work fine.
Good idea, thanks.

Are you sure it will work on all Windows 7 64-bit systems, though?
Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Ultimate, whatnot.

I need someone who runs a 32-bit system to make one for me, btw.
I didn't get the virtual machine thingie to work. =/
I have a virtual machine already running, so just post it here and ill run it.

Basically, the one you already have is fine for any 64-bit version. The one you need to make is for 32-bit. I'll send you an original 32-bit explorer.exe from my virtual Windows 7 Professional machine.

To answer your question, there is no difference between explorer.exe in different versions of Windows, aside from 32-bit and 64-bit.


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24 Mar 2010   #22
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
It only works on x64 because you included a 64-bit explorer executable. Make a separate archive with the same script, but include the x86 explorer.exe instead and it should work fine.
Good idea, thanks.

Are you sure it will work on all Windows 7 64-bit systems, though?
Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Ultimate, whatnot.

I need someone who runs a 32-bit system to make one for me, btw.
I didn't get the virtual machine thingie to work. =/
Works fine in my system. 32 bit Ultimate.
I've replaced the explorer.exe in the archive with mine


Attached Files
File Type: zip Start Orb x86.zip (1.20 MB, 5 views)
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24 Mar 2010   #23
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I didn't forget. I uploaded it using the attachment button but it didn't attach for some reason, so I uploaded it to Mediafire. Either way, it should work now.
deleted my post pf and i've already uploaded a 32 bit explorer.exe
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24 Mar 2010   #24
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I didn't forget. I uploaded it using the attachment button but it didn't attach for some reason, so I uploaded it to Mediafire. Either way, it should work now.
deleted my post pf and i've already uploaded a 32 bit explorer.exe

Thanks for the explorer.exe file.
But I can't modify it. (Resource Hacker won't work.)
I can't test to see if it works, either.
Would be great if you could do it for me?
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24 Mar 2010   #25
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Resource Hacker should work. I have Resource Hacker, walk me through what to do and give me the files you need to me edit.
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24 Mar 2010   #26
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Resource Hacker should work. I have Resource Hacker, walk me through what to do and give me the files you need to me edit.

As of now I only have to change the Start Orb.
I would like to change the textures of the start meny, taskbar and windows as well, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet (or even if they're located in explorer.exe or not.)

I will attach the .bmp file used as Start Orb.

Here's a tutorial how to do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehVTs...eature=related


Attached Files
File Type: rar Rarities.rar (11.8 KB, 2 views)
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24 Mar 2010   #27
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Alright, just give me some time to do it inside the virtual machine.
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24 Mar 2010   #28
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

It worked! Patching explorer itself was easy, but setting all the permissions to be able to replace it was a pain. After you set it up once though, it works fine. Here's what it looks like. It fades between each orb if you hover over or click it:



Here's the edited Explorer.exe (32-bit): http://www.**************/?ztmkdzoyzjt

PS: You don't need to restart the computer. Just end the explorer process and start it again.
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24 Mar 2010   #29
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So this will work for ANY kind of 32-bits Windows 7 OS?
explorer.exe is located in C:\Windows in 32-bit as well, right?
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24 Mar 2010   #30
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
So this will work for ANY kind of 32-bits Windows 7 OS?
explorer.exe is located in C:\Windows in 32-bit as well, right?
Yes. Explorer is located in C:\Windows for both the 64-bit and 32-bit. You need to enable "Show Hidden Files" in Folder View Options. Follow that video to learn how to do the whole thing.
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