[Tutorial] Changing the start button image


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omg im having so much trouble trying to do this. i am a photo shop noob! i normally use fireworks for everything. could someone please fix the alpha channels on an image for me. please and thank you

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omg im having so much trouble trying to do this. i am a photo shop noob! i normally use fireworks for everything. could someone please fix the alpha channels on an image for me. please and thank you

ok scratch that i completely just figured it out! thanks to anyone who was attempting to help !

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i cant get it to work on windows 7 x64. after i changed the orb with my png picture and save it and replaced it nothing happens if i start explorer.exe with the taskmanager

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omnicoder said:
Not to advertise, but you can also try this program I made that allows changing it without modifying explorer at all. (beta)

Thanks. I tried it but i got the error:

Error injecting library ApiOvverride.dll for process ID 0x00000A48

Any solution for that?

Edit: It tried it now with this tool: http://www.askvg.com/download-new-updated-...g-file-support/

and now the explorer works but no icon is showed anymore then.

:)

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Just follow this guide, and all is well :

www.s e v e n forums dot com/tutorials/23024-start-menu-button-change.html

Two things to bear in mind :

1. always take ownership of the files before renaming/replacing.

You can use this regtweak to add the option to rightclick menu :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
	@="Take Ownership"
	"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
	@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
	"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
	@="Take Ownership"
	"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
	@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
	"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"

Copy that text into a reg file, and merge with the registry. Now you have "Take Ownership" in your rightclick shell menu.

2. when modding x64 files, FIRST copy/paste the file to your desktop.

Then open that copy in restorator. When saving, choose "save" instead of "save as...".

Then take ownership of the original file and rename it.

Then copy/paste the modded file the appropriate folder.

If you open the original x64 file, and "save as...", the file will get saved as a x86 file !

And "save" to the original file won't work cause it is in use, so hence this method to avoid these issues.

3. Always keep backups of every original file !

To prevent issues when something goes wrong.

This one is actually one of the easy mods. Very straight forward...

Also, for anyone who's into resource modding, some more guides involving restorator :

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/showthread.php?t=12713

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