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Windows 7 Start Button Creator

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Windows 7 Start Button Creator is a free tiny portable tool that allows you to create a Windows 7 start orb/button with ease.

How to use:

  1. Run the tool.

  2. Click on the image near Default Orb.

  3. Browse for the image that you want to use as the default orb state.

  4. Click on the image near Hover Orb.

  5. Browse for the image that you want to use as the hover orb state.

  6. Click on the image near Pressed Orb.

  7. Browse for the image that you want to use as the pressed orb state.

  8. Click Export Orb and type the name of the orb. If you want to test your first then click Apply Orb. It will apply the orb only if you have used Windows 7 Start Button Changer otherwise it will open the download link of Windows 7 Start Button Changer.

If you want to create your orb manually then visit this tutorial: How To Create A Windows 7 Start Orb
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starflash99's avatar

is there any program that can change the start menu's background image? if not then can you make one? thanks!

BrunoEdits's avatar
When I want to export my orb it says "Windows 7 Start Button Creator has stopped working" help me pls.
Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
You can now use PNGs too in Windows 7 Start Orb Changer or CustomizerGod. Just make a 54 x 162 transparent image in any image editor where
- the first 54 pixels contains the default state of the start orb
- the second 54 pixels contains the hover state
- the third 54 pixels contains the pressed state.
SurpremeDMCJagiSama's avatar
Hey, I don't know where to go for this, but this program works(I have the changer, too), but when I put my custom orbs in, it does this weird thing. Every time I change between default, hover, and pressed orbs, they layer all on top of eachother so they show all at once in front of eachother. Help?
Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
Can you send me the orb?
SurpremeDMCJagiSama's avatar
Oh, sorry I didn't see this when you sent it, I already figured it out. I also looked further in these comments and saw that all windows start orbs do that layering thing. I just changed it to all be the same shape.
W0nderbolts's avatar
its dumb that my PC has no start button on screen due to how they made this PC I have :grump:
Kishan-Bagaria's avatar
You can upgrade to the latest version, Windows 8.1, which has a start button. If you are running Windows 8 then its free.
slugshell's avatar
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4fdcf78d
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17965
Fault Module Timestamp: 506dcae6
Exception Code: e0434f4d
Exception Offset: 000000000000bccd
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
DeviantGeneration's avatar

Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: windows 7 start orb changer v5
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: 4fdcf78d
Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 4ca2b851
Problem Signature 07: 1b7e
Problem Signature 08: 10
Problem Signature 09: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
VendettaEyes's avatar
I had the same, but as soon as I ran the program has administrator it worked. Hope it fixes your problem ;)
460106510's avatar
thanks for share
143Asif's avatar
a great & awesome tool to create start button and customize it:+fav:....u always makes a hard work esier
Corporal-Punishment's avatar
Hey I have a problem, I have used W7 Changer before, and loved it, great program. But I have a new install of windows 7 and It doesn't wanna seem to work with it, I get the error "windows 7 start orb changer has stopped working" When I run it. I can't even get to the program, Running as Admin doesn't help either. Any Idea with this? Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Loftil's avatar
Hello mate ty just a single question how to uninstall your application.
dAKirby309's avatar
Hey, I'm not sure you can help with this but when I use this tool it's great except for one thing, when I select each image for the orbs, it enlarges them to where they don't fit on my taskbar! :/ It awkwardly sticks out when I hover over it, if you can, pleeease help!!!
hybridic's avatar
Getting error : " THE APP. WAS UNABLE TO START "
kishan bhaiya kuch solution to batao .
Arshid-k's avatar
Great Tool! Featured - [link]
light-theme-lover's avatar
Awesome! This looks really cool! A wonderful way to customize your computer!
yvidhiatama's avatar
in what programming language do you write these programs?
yvidhiatama's avatar
Same as mine! Thanks...
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