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Windows 7: Start Menu Button - Change

23 Feb 2011   #170
Ephraim613

Win7 Ultimate Build 7600 RTM
 
 

The new Win7 SP1 borks the changes made and put it to default orb


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24 Feb 2011   #171
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ephraim613 View Post
The new Win7 SP1 borks the changes made and put it to default orb
Well... The 'explorer.exe' file would be one file replaced during the update, so it would remove any custom start orbs. Just apply the orb again as normal and all will be well.

Just a note, but if you have a backup 'explorer.exe' (most customizing applications make a backup automatically), you might want to delete the backup so it can create a backup of the SP1 'explorer.exe' file. Otherwise if you try restore that backup, you'll go back to the old exe from before the service pack.
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27 Feb 2011   #172
Steve V

Window 7
 
 

My recent items only shows items from my C drive, not the network that I am generally on during the day. Can setting be changed to all recent items. I just switched from XP and thoses items were always picked up. Thanks.
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13 Oct 2011   #173
koala321

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello,

Has anyone an idea on how to customize the start button of the classic theme on Windows 7?

Thanks!
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13 Oct 2011   #174
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koala321 View Post
Hello,

Has anyone an idea on how to customize the start button of the classic theme on Windows 7?

Thanks!
To be honest, if someone is using the classic theme in Windows 7, I wouldn't think having a custom start button is really high on their list of priorities...

But anyway, in XP, Vista and 7, the 'start button' is all done through resources in 'explorer.exe' (XP was image and text, Vista and 7 are image only), so using Resource Hacker you can edit each of these resources.

I'm at work at the moment though (running XP at work, 7 at home), only heading home in about 2 hours. If you haven't figured it out by then I'll do some digging and see what I can find.
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14 Oct 2011   #175
koala321

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for the answer ZaLiTH.
I allready used Resource Hacker for exploring the resources in explorer.exe, but I can not find any element that can be linked with the outlook of the classic start button.
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14 Oct 2011   #176
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koala321 View Post
Thanks for the answer ZaLiTH.
I allready used Resource Hacker for exploring the resources in explorer.exe, but I can not find any element that can be linked with the outlook of the classic start button.
Yeah, I just double checked now.. The location in explorer.exe where XP stored it (either '143' or '134' in the 'bitmap' folder) doesn't seem to exist in 7. I don't think it can be changed without running a theme service such as Window Blinds..
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21 Oct 2011   #177
andyvrc

Windows 7 Profesional 32bit
 
 

nice tutorial.,.

i wanna to do it =))
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21 Oct 2011   #178
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sadly when I used a Dreamscape it obliterated the titles of my desktop icons. The start orb changer needs some work, I kept getting errors about non compatibility.
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21 Oct 2011   #179
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sadly when I used a Dreamscape it obliterated the titles of my desktop icons. The start orb changer needs some work, I kept getting errors about non compatibility.
I don't know about the dreamscape. Are you using the start button changer as admin?
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