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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

30 Jul 2009   #521
Cashis

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
ok i have 64 bit so do i edit explorer exe in system32 or in syswow64?
explorer.exe in 32bit is just located in "C:\windows" I gather it would be located in the same directory in x64 but dont quote me on that.


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30 Jul 2009   #522
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure you replaced the original or did it just rename it to explorer1.exe?

When you save it you need to open task manager and kill explorer and then save, that way it wont be in use and can be overwritten.
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30 Jul 2009   #523
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok so i open up explorer.exe (the one in c/windows) in resource tuner and i get this these messages
first i get the first one from left to right then i press ok and get the one with the red X

then i press ok and get the bottom one


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30 Jul 2009   #524
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
ok so i open up explorer.exe (the one in c/windows) in resource tuner and i get this these messages
first i get the first one from left to right then i press ok and get the one with the red X

then i press ok and get the bottom one
What are you using, Restorator did the job for me.
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30 Jul 2009   #525
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

like i said, i had no problem changing the one in syswow64 but nothing changed,
so i went to task manager right clicked epxlorer process and pressed open file location
it sent me to c:/windows... and like i said im having trouble editing that
any help?
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30 Jul 2009   #526
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sry didnt see your post
can you explain how to use restorator?
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30 Jul 2009   #527
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Restorator is very easy to use, open the program and then just drag and drop the dll you want to open on the left pane and then you have a directory and you should be able to click on the Bitmap directory and and it will expand and then if you click on an individual bitmap in the left pane it will show a preview in the right pane, to replace one the resources simply drag the image you want to replace on to the corresponding image in the left pane.

Once you have made a successful change you will see a small arrow on the changed resource and the image in the right pane should now be the image you replaced.

To save the dll you will need to take ownership of it and make sure it's not in use, so you will need to kill explorer before you save, otherwise it will automatically give the dll a new file name with a 1 on the end.

I am sure the only one you need to alter is the one in c:\Windows so if you have saved correctly and verified it after and you still don't see any changes then possibly you have not changed the corresponding image that relates to your Taskbar position or you may need to log off and log on again for the changes to apply, although the second one should not be the case.
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30 Jul 2009   #528
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Update, I just tried it and you are correct, the one in SysWOW64 doesn't do anything and the one in c:\Windows is the one you need to change.

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30 Jul 2009   #529
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Update, I just tried it and you are correct, the one in SysWOW64 doesn't do anything and the one in c:\Windows is the one you need to change.

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Nice start button...I might use that one here shortly
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30 Jul 2009   #530
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

finished =] i made this one myself =]
looks awsome with the black white feel

its simplistic and it works =]


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