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CustomizerGod is the ultimate tool for customizing Windows. It will completely change your customization experience forever.

Click here to check out all the thousands of resources you can customize using this app.
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AlexLeMonitorHobbyist Traditional Artist
If anyone can help, when trying to replace the Task Pane images with accurate recreations of their Vista counterparts, it keeps on resulting in the pane just flat out not appearing!
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eagle-elfHobbyist Digital Artist

Kishan-Bagaria Do you have the code for CustomizerGod up on github? I've got some coding experience and would love to help upgrade it to work with the newest version of windows.

Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
Hey Jamie, I can send it to you privately. Would love to publish it on the site if you update it.
Duwn's avatar

Is there going to be a new update?

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Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
I wish! I switched to macOS a few years ago and that's why I've not been able to update CustomizerGod. I do want to see it updated.

Maybe when eagle-elf is back online, she'll look into it.
MinecraftFan355's avatar

why did you switch to mac os? can't you get a Virtual Machine?

Kishan-Bagaria's avatar

I certainly can get Windows installed on a VM or otherwise but the primary reason is I've moved on to other projects and have had my plate full of things to do.

CoolBoyJose's avatar
Seems like a good solution, finally going to see an update that fixes the problem. Can't wait to replace those win10 icons for the good ol' classic win98' ones :v
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Customergod by RoadhornProductions   CustomerGod is Not Working...
goodthing71's avatar

Hello Everybody,


Today, I would like to share that I found a way for CustomizerGod to work with Windows 10 Version 1903! So, here it goes:


  1. Do note that all icon files (imageres.dll, shell32.dll, etc.) have been relocated to the folder C:\Windows\SystemResources, and they have a new extension, viz. imageres.dll.mun, shell32.dll.mun, etc.

  2. The version of CustomizerGod that we all have at the moment is not able to work with .mun extensions and therefore, it is unable to create a backup of the .mun file by itself (we'll just have to wait for Kishan to release the updated version).

  3. Therefore, all you need to do is to manually create a backup of the file containing the icons you want to change. For example, if you want to change the icons in imageres.dll.mun (which is basically CustomizerGod's default working file), then you copy imageres.dll.mun and save it to your Desktop.

  4. Then, go to your Desktop and rename the file you just copied to imageres.dll.mun.backup.

  5. Next, on your File Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows and look for the folder SystemResources (do not open it). Take ownership of the folder using your username (NOTE: I usually return the ownership back to the original owner once I have given myself full control in order not to mess things up on my computer). If you do not know how to do that, just google. There are lots of tutorials on how to achieve that.

  6. Once you have full control of the SystemResources folder, copy the backup file you renamed in 4 above from your Desktop (in this case, the imageres.dll.mun.backup file) and paste it into the C:\Windows\SystemResources folder. And Bob's your uncle!

  7. Launch CustomizerGod as you normally would, use the menu to open the imageres.dll.mun file (not the backup file!). On the left column, scroll down to highlight the icons section and you'll see the familiar ugly and flat Windows 10 icons that we just love to change. Let the customization begin!


I hope you find the above helpful, I'm just excited that I can still use CustomizerGod with Windows 10 Version 1903. This is my Control Panel:


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Have a good day, All!


Regards,

Andrew

(goodthing71)

goodthing71's avatar

Hello Kishan,


I don't know if this information will be helpful to you or not but I thought I'll share it with you anyway. As I was playing around on my Windows 10 laptop, this is what I found:


1. Using Resource Hacker and 7-Zip File Manager, I was not able to find the Icons folder in the Resource folder for imageres.dll and shell32.dll. Both software cannot read it.

2. However, the location path of the icons (any Windows 10 icons) still points to the imageres.dll and the shell32.dll files.

3. Using Icons Viewer software, I was able to see the icons in both imageres.dll as well as shell32.dll. NOTE: Clicking the Icons tab in Properties windows for the first time, you'll notice that it says "Adding icons", so I'm not exactly sure if the icons in both the dll files have been set to invisible or something or they have actually been relocated elsewhere.


I hope the above is useful to you because I am sincerely hoping, wishing and waiting for a CustomizerGod update for Windows 10 Version 1903. It's so annoying that CustomizerGod no longer works on 1903.


I don't suppose you know how I can change the Control Panel (Category View) applet icons, do you (the icons in the image below):

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Hope to hear from you soon.



Regards,

goodthing

eagle-elf's avatar
eagle-elfHobbyist Digital Artist

This worked perfectly for me! Thank you so much for the instructions.

Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
Thanks for writing in. I've heard that the icon resources have been moved to C:\Windows\system32\SystemResources

I currently don't have Windows installed but when I do, I'll make sure to update CustomizerGod.
goodthing71's avatar

Looking forward to your update, but my system does not have

C:\Windows\system32\SystemResources

noelcrane's avatar

I tried following your tutorial, but it doesn't work for me. When I try to copy the backup files to SystemResources, it still doesn't allow me to do it. I've followed several tutorial for taking ownership of a folder, and despite doing things correctly, I still can't copy the files to SystemResources. I'm able to edit the dll files on CustomizerGod though, but even though I change them, I see no change outside of the program. Damn Microsoft. I only wanted to change my volume icon. :(

goodthing71's avatar

Hello,


It is no use customising the dll files because the new version of Windows 10 uses icons stored in the dll.mun files. You have to take ownership of the SystemResources folder first, then give yourself Full Control, and OK or Apply it. Then only return ownership to the previous owner. Only after that will you be able to paste the backup file into the SystemResources folder. Otherwise, the system will prevent you from doing anything.

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eljeybonquinStudent Digital Artist

Waiting for 1903 update !

Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
I switched over to macOS a few years ago and no longer have a working Windows dev environment so I haven't updated it yet.

I've no immediate plans but I may update it in the future to make it compatible with the latest Windows build.

eljeybonquin's avatar
eljeybonquinStudent Digital Artist

i see. guess we'll have to wait until then :)

thehoodust's avatar

Can confirm, stopped working in W10 1903 (parameter is incorrect). Love CustomizerGod! Please see if you can get it working for 1903 :)

drgutman's avatar
Is this still working for the last windows 10 version?
I keep getting "UpdateResource # \#   failed: The parameter is incorrect" whenever I want to change one of the General Icons.
Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
Not quite. I've heard reports Microsoft changed the location of the resources.
hmew10's avatar
"unable to remove pnidui.dll" 
I have allowed CustomizerGod threw the firewall and I made my self own p  nidui.dll, but it still shows this message


Annotation 2019-06-06 165001 by hmew10  
sovyet's avatar
customizer god has stopped working

help
it worked on my much worse computer that i owned a few months ago, i'm running windows 7 64-bit pls help
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