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steelOrb square2 for Windows 7

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Published: March 10, 2010
steelOrb (square version n°2), a start orb for Windows 7
suits iPhone icons
last version of explorer and suits better my kARÉ icons

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 !!!!!


Icons not included : kARÉ by me (check my gallery ^^)

Wallpaper not included : DREAMS by Psychopulse


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You can use a resources hacker (best method !) in order to change it like ResHacker or Restorator.
(C:Windowsexplorer.exe)

OR follow this simple tutorial :

HOW TO REPLACE EXPLORER.EXE :
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Method 1 :
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Use this easy-to-use tool : 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]


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 !

preview made with my theme : Soft7

You should also like :
> original steelOrb
> small steelOrb
> arrow steelOrb
> arrow big steelOrb
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orange-pirates's avatar
Nice start orb, thanks.. :w00t:
parry's avatar
Do you have this for Windows Vista as well?
argoyogo's avatar
Thank's for start orb...
Lycuris's avatar
After installing this the Power, network and volume notification icons on the taskbar have disappeared. When I try to enable them via "Customize >> Turn system icons on and off" all of the options are greyed out. Help! I love these icons, but I can't not have those notifications. Thanks
AlexandrePh's avatar
Check the version of the explorer.exe you were using before and the one you're using now, there may be a mistake.
Are you sure you've not made another changes recently ?
Med-kh's avatar
i can't install this icons !
plz help me !
AlexandrePh's avatar
The Star Orb ? I'm not what I could tell more that what's already in the description, where are you stuck, what happens ?

By the way, don't foirget that it doesn't work if you're using a zoomed font, it only works at 100% and not 125% or 150%, because that imply to make a new png for each size.
Psycztar's avatar
Is it possible to change the color of the taskbar to black?
KyAnony186's avatar
do you have a smaller version for small taskbar??
Wueel's avatar
Woot! Thank you very much! :D You rock! ^.^
Wueel's avatar
Same here. Windows Update installed 6 new updates yesterday:

- KB2492386
- KB2506928
- KB982018
- KB2522422
- KB890830
- KB2515325

I'm guessing one of these updates either replaced of modified the explorer.exe file.
AlexandrePh's avatar
It appears it was the KB2515325 ! :)

And the new version of the explorer.exe is the 17567 !

I'll do the updates... But with 18 Start orbs + 32 and 64bits for each, plus the one that have a version for taskbar on top and even on side... I'm near 50 explorer.exe to updates... So I'm not sure it will be done today :D

Use Restorator if you want it sooner :)

Thanks again for the help !!
Wueel's avatar
You're most welcome! Glad I could help! :) Take all the time you need to update the start orbs and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Windows 7 themes and start orbs! :D
AlexandrePh's avatar
I've just updated it :)
Wueel's avatar
Thank you very much! :D It's great to use your awesome steelOrb again! <3
AlexandrePh's avatar
Ok :) The thing is that I've just re-installed everything... yesterday :) So I didn't notice the change and I just replaced the explorer with the previous version already in the pack...

So now I'll have to uninstall all the updates and see if the change happened.

Thanks for making the list of the updates, because to me they all happened in the same day, so I couldn't knew the responsible. :)

I hope it will work !
NotNobody21's avatar
New windows update broke this one (today: April 26)... patiently waiting for update
AlexandrePh's avatar
I've just updated it :)
NotNobody21's avatar
Scratch that, it works!!
AlexandrePh's avatar
Oh ok, nice to hear :)
AlexandrePh's avatar
Ah ok... Well the thing is that I've just re-installed everything... yesterday :) So I didn't notice the change and I just replaced the explorer with the previous version already in the pack...

So I'll have to uninstall all the updates and see if the change happened.
Thanks for the heads up ! :)
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