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Win8 orb for Windows 7

By AlexandrePh
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Win8 orb, a start orb for Windows 7, made in the style of Internet Explorer 9

Normal and On top version

last version of explorer

explorer.exe for Windows 7 64bits & 32bits (build 7600.16450) included !
Now with the last SP1 versions !
DO NOT USE WITH ANOTHER VERSION of windows !!

BMP and PNG included


Preview made with :

Windows theme not included : Soft7 2.0 by me

Icons not included : kARÉ by me

Wallpaper not included : bebequ3 by art-styles

Taskbar Drop Shadow by sweatyfish


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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR START ORB :
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Method 1 :
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Use this other tool to change the exe : Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria


Method 2 :
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add a "take ownership" shortcut to your right-click :)
[link]
and use the old trick by using the task manager, end explorer.exe, then browse and replace :)


Method 3 : (thanks to yayme)
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[link]



Or you can use a resources hacker like ResHacker or Restorator in order to change the picture inside the explorer.exe.

(C:Windowsexplorer.exe)




Don't hesitate to ask if you encounter problems !!!






HOW TO CHANGE ICONS ON THE SUPERBAR :

First, place your shortcut on the desktop, change icon by : right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)






I hope you like it !


Check my other start orbs
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anonymous's avatar
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SylkRode's avatar
Mind if I post a credited and modified version? I think you'll like it, too.
M4rQu1Nh0S's avatar
Great! I added your project the my Pack:
m4rqu1nh0s.deviantart.com/art/…
bigmike69e's avatar
Amazing Works Beautifully with my current wallpaper,rocket dock skin,and rocket dock icons. now everything is nice and uniform. Thank You! :) (Smile) 
pipe84's avatar
nileking's avatar
perfect
thankes
Zeemo71's avatar
Never mind I missed the part about not using with other versions of windows
Bluetimester's avatar
where is the download link?
AlexandrePh's avatar
On the right of the page, the green arrow that said "Download file" :)
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sugasatriyaD's avatar
thank you 4 your tutor , i will try.....
genetic1's avatar
Where do you get the (new) icons for firefox, ie, chrome...?
AlexandrePh's avatar
Like written in the description, in my gallery :)
silverwood99's avatar
I can't remember where I found it, but there is an explorerframe out there somewhere that matches this orb perfectly! If anyone has the link, I would really appreciate it.
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TheBandshee's avatar
it seems a bit blurry, but clear in the picture...
AlexandrePh's avatar
I'm not sure to understand what you mean, where is it blurry for you ?
Icedrake99's avatar
Hiya! I've downloaded your start icon, and what's the difference between the "Last version" and "SP1" version? For now I'm using the SP1 version and everything seems to be fine. Thanks. :D
AlexandrePh's avatar
If you're doing the Windows update then use the "Last version", it means the most updated one, where the "SP1" version was the first one released with the SP1.
secretxax's avatar
Nevermind the previous question ^_^

What's the difference between the "Final Version" and "SP1" version? Also, what's the difference between "Normal" and "On top"?

Thanks! Great Work! :)
AlexandrePh's avatar
Thanks

Sp1 version is the first version of SP1, right when the pack was released. But there was updates since, so if you're making all the Windows updates then use the Final Version :)

The On Top versions of my theme are meant if you're using your taskbar on top, the normal version is for the taskbar on bottom.
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secretxax's avatar
How do I change the "orb" of another Windows 7 Visual Style?
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