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Windows 7: Customizing Windows

26 Jun 2010   #11
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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Ya I thought about it, but this seemed simpler and i like the uninstall to remove em so I did it and the theme works great =D Thanks a bunch, now all I need help on is why my control panel icon will not change =(

Thanks,
Kukag
I had trouble in XP with the control panel icon not changing at all locations of it. I used an older app to change it. What are you using to change it?


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26 Jun 2010   #12
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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After uninstall, if you like, you could try Arc's tut on patching it. I've never been fond of the patching method although I did it in XP. Always had a tough time deciding which version of the patch to use. It appears the one mentioned by Arc has taken the guess work out of it though
Hi Greg !
Me pal Sergio Garcia made that tutorial As an outstanding thememaker, he thinks it is the better way to apply themes, and so he recommends it And there is no more versions of universal themepatcher for windows 7; just two - 32 bit and 64 bit, so nothing to guess ... just pick up your one. In short, it is much different from the Uxtheme multipatchers we used to use in xp age
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26 Jun 2010   #13
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Ya I thought about it, but this seemed simpler and i like the uninstall to remove em so I did it and the theme works great =D Thanks a bunch, now all I need help on is why my control panel icon will not change =(

Thanks,
Kukag
Hi Kukag !
Will you please explain me in which procedure you are trying to change the control panel icon? I know two methods.

1. Install TuneUp Utilities . TuneUp Styler can do it . (Though I never have done it )
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2. Access to imageres.dll using Resource Hacker, and change icongroup #27 to your desired one. (Have done this thing several times successfully )

I recommend you to adopt either process


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26 Jun 2010   #14
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

I'm doing the way it was done in vista by using regedit, and the CLSID folder or whatever and default icon but I'm gonna get Tuneup Styler

Edit - What exactly do I need to buy? Does TuneUp Utilities 2010 have something that can change the icons for Windows 7?

Thanks!
Kukag
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27 Jun 2010   #15
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
I'm doing the way it was done in vista by using regedit, and the CLSID folder or whatever and default icon but I'm gonna get Tuneup Styler

Edit - What exactly do I need to buy? Does TuneUp Utilities 2010 have something that can change the icons for Windows 7?

Thanks!
Kukag
Hi Kukag !
I do have TuneUp Utilities 2010; but I do not use them at all to change icons. Only a few icons can be changed by using the program . If you want to Change all the icons or whatever icon it may be, you may follow the tutorial Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker .

Actually I am a customization frick. So I can tell you that it is a simple and sure way to change icons . You need not to buy anything but a few blank DVDs, to have an image backup of your system. And dont forget it, it is most important to have a backup of your system before starting customization.
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