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A Tutorial on Vista Conversion

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This is a file that I have released for people. Specifically those who are designing customization packs. The tutorial deals with two

:greenprobe: Which dlls to open using resource hacker and edit
:greenprobe: Purpose of these dlls.

This list shall be updated with a second version of this tutorial. It has been released in haste so dont say some files are missing. I shall update the tutorial soon.



xpsp2res.dll: This file is used to change certain icons in the control panel and other icons in the system, which cannot be changed by the normal patching of. Cpls

xpsp1res.dll: This if customized properly can change the windows version number in the about dialogue box from 5.1 to 6.0 exactly to resemble Vista.

shell32.dll: This file is used to change many features, which includes the explorer toolbar icons. Delete/Cut/Copy/Paste animations, the icons in the windows and the display of windows Vista Ultimate in the about dialogue box.

user32.dll :This file is used to change the icon used with the common Windows warnings and errors etc. This is one of the windows XP user client API.

msgina.dll :This is the windows shutdown GINA dll and this file is used to change the shutdown dialogue box.

themeui.dll: This is used to change the icon of the computer that is displayed in the desk.cpl properties along with the energy bitmap displayed under Power Options.

remotepg.dll: This is used to change the icon of the remote connection in the system properties page (sysdm.cpl)

logonui.exe: This is the windows welcome screen and controls many features of it as well including the user frames, icons and buttons etc.

uxtheme.dll: If you have versions of Windows XP that are older than 2007 then you may need to patch the uxtheme.dll for enabling support for Vista themes.

main.cpl: This is used to change the Mouse, Keyboard icons in the control panel.

srrstr.dll: This is used to change the icon of the system restore in the My Computer properties display page.

sysdm.cpl: If you are running XP then it is easy for anyone to judge the windows you are running unless you patch sysdm.cpl which will give you Vistas My Computer properties.

nusrmgr.cpl: This is used to control the interface of the user accounts situated in the Control Panel.

access.cpl: This is used to change the interface of the accessibility wizard.

hddwiz.cpl: This is used to change the interface of the hardware detection wizard

explorer.exe This can change the picture of the start menu that appears in the taskbar properties and other images.

joy.cpl: This is used to change the Joystick icon in the
Control Panel

desk.cpl This is used to change the system properties.

cleanmgr.exe: If resource hacker is properly used one can change the icon of the disk cleanup wizard to resemble that of Vista.

mydocs.dll: This is used to change the icon of the My Documents folder. Normally patching the shell32.dll does not change the icon of My Documents.

mmsys.cpl: This is used to patch the windows XP sound properties to resemble that of Vista

netshell.dll: You would use this file to change the whole range of Networking Icons.

stobject.dll: This is used to change the icons of the objects in the Windows XP

hddwiz.cpl: This is used to change the interface of the hardware detection wizard.

occache.dll: This is used to change the icon of the Downloaded Program Files in the Windows folder.

mstask.dll :This file is used to change the interface of the Windows Task Scheduler.

webcheck.dll: This file is used to change the icon of the Offline Files folder located in the WINDOWS folder.

netid.dll: This file is used to change the icon of set program access and defauts in the Add/Remove programs

wiashext.dll: This file is used to change the interface of the Imaging Devices.

zipfldr.dll: When we have to open a zip file in Windows XP zipfldr.dll is executed to open zip files. Zipfldr.dll can change the interface of the zip files extraction wizard.

shimgw.dll: This is the windows Picture and Fax Viewer. One can customize this file to change the interface of the Windows Picture and Fax viewer. Also this dll file can change the images of .bmp, .png ,.jpg etc files.

mycomput.dll: This is used to change the icons of the My computer Management Console.
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Ok, if you guys end up with errors, replace the dll files with the original ones... :(