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steelOrb 2 for Windows 7
By AlexandrePh   |   Watch
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Published: January 26, 2011
steelOrb 2, a start orb for Windows 7, the sequel to my first start orb.

Bottom, On top and left & rightversion

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 : Token by ~brsev

Wallpaper not included : Soft7 2.0 Beta 2 edition by me

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 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)






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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Comments (103)
barrythejetpackguy's avatar
this is so awesome! thank you!
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1521352840's avatar
where to download?
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AlexandrePh's avatar
the download button ?
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zerfl's avatar
Can you make a version for people who use small icons? This is very good looking!
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blaeZZ's avatar
17mb ne ya çüş öküz
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giorakiller11's avatar
how to download i dont see the download link
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AjwedAjwedAjwed's avatar
Nice One! Thanx!!!
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furkandeger's avatar
Alright I have changed the orbit by using reshack but, as my version is 17640 I cannot change explorerframe.dll with yours so can you just share the bmp files for the navigation bars in so that I can also change them by using reshack?
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furkandeger's avatar
My windows version is x64 SP1 17640. What to do with that? Explorer won't start when I change explorerframe.dll or explorer.exe. I did not try to change both, though.
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furkandeger's avatar
My windows is x64 sp1 17640. What to do with that?
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chelleylamarr|Hobbyist Interface Designer
So lovely - thank you so much! :)
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ha7ak3|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!
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7Titty7's avatar
Just, amazing! thx!
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Scoggerbot|Hobbyist Writer
This is perhaps one of the most versatile, elegant start orbs in existence. Thank you for your art. :handshake:
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AlexandrePh's avatar
Thank you very much :)
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pengguanyan's avatar
Hey,here is something wrong with my PC. Couly you help me for some advice?

It's the icons. I want to use it, but I don't know how to install it, and which tool I must use......

If you can help me, you can write or e-mail to me. address: pengguanyan@live.cn

thanks for your Generous.
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LUCKYmoments|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, do I get the Patch on Win's official page? Couldn't find it so far but btw, thank you for the answer! :)
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AlexandrePh's avatar
No, it's Universal Theme Patcher, it's all written in the description of Soft7.
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LUCKYmoments|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you! :P
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fantaziee's avatar
That's awesome! Any chance for a Vista version of it? Please?
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AlexandrePh's avatar
Soft7 may have been port for Vista at one time (by someone else), but I think it's not the case anymore, especially when we're already looking for Windows 8.

Thanks :)
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sanmilano|Student Traditional Artist
Just a question, I installed the orb but now I don't have the volume icon and some others... Do you know what is happening? Thanks in advance!
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