Can this Device icon be changed in Win 7?

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  1. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    #1 triggat, Dec 16, 2009
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  2. jbysmith

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    If you're comfortable with a resource editor, change icon #2061 in DDORes.DLL in your System32 folder.

    You might be able to fake it without a DLL hack. 7 keeps that information in "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\". I've zero experience with that area, toyed with it a bit and Windows kept reverting back to what it had. Maybe somebody has an idea for that option.
     
  3. genuine555

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    The best AND easiest way is the resource hack in DDores.dll, like mentioned in previous post.

    The how to can be easily derived from the thread in my sig.

    EDIT : if running win7 x64, then you need to do the hack also in c:\windows\syswow64\ddores.dll
     
  4. PAYMYRENT

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    that means anything windows thinks should have that icon would be assigned a laptop icon
     
  5. Brandrune

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    Anything relating to the laptop that uses that image will always be your appended image.
     
  6. genuine555

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    That icon isn't assigned anywhere else, as far as I know. Could be wrong though.
    #2068 in ddores.dll is a high res laptop icon. You could asssign that one to 2061 too. But do keep the original ddores.dll as a backup, just in case.
     
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    That worked perfectly. It does what I was looking at earlier, adds an entry in "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\" for the machine. (I had zero idea how to do that by hand.) Just supply your own icon. Nice find.
     
  10. triggat

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    "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\" where is this located???
     
  11. jbysmith

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    Copy/paste that into an Explorer window address bar, minus the quotes. It'll take you right to it. (%LocalAppData% is a variable which changes depending on the user name, etc etc.. that was much easier than trying to explain where it is.)
     
  12. FreeStyler

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    What about this dir?
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\en-US

    Same file is in here on my installation
     
  13. genuine555

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    if it's a .mui file, you don't need to change that. It holds only language properties related to DDores.dll
     
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    nah it's not... its actually the devicemetadata-ms (cab) file containing the data which is inserted into "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\"

    DDores.dll??? i'm not using Resource Hacker or such... i've used the proper method
     
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