Windows 7 Theme & Resource Mods

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by genuine555, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    #1 genuine555, Nov 16, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
  2. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    #2 genuine555, Nov 16, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
    (OP)
    Example Windows logo & OEM information :

    winlogo&oeminfo.jpg



    Example Menubar Background change :

    P1oZchp.png



    Example Details Pane on Top :

    fq8eM7w.png



    Example Remove User Picture from Start Menu :

    w7smupr.jpg



    Example Change Logon Screen :

    tweakslogonss2.jpg
     
  3. santoshcoolhere

    santoshcoolhere MDL Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    137
    4
    10
    #3 santoshcoolhere, Nov 16, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
    Wow awesome thread...........should be a sticky..............:)
     
  4. bambara

    bambara MDL Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    92
    1
    0
    Excellent work :) Very informative and useful. Some more screenshots examples would be great.
     
  5. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    #5 genuine555, Nov 16, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
    (OP)
    More screens have been added, as well as a guide to change media center background ;)
     
  6. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    105
    0
    10
    Yeah good one!
    Some nice visualtweaks thar i didn't know before.


    Thank you!


    btw. OVA6 is fu**ing nice!
    ... oh, nooo my legs were chopped off!! Oh, no wait! i'm acually fine XD
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. ozzyboy

    ozzyboy MDL Member

    May 18, 2009
    162
    5
    10
    Congratulations genuine555. Amazing treath!! Many good staff here. :rolleyes:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    Hope it will be of use :)

    Added a guide to remove/change the Legitimate logo in system properties,
    with thanx to gersma for putting me up to this.
     
  9. Pissa

    Pissa MDL Novice

    Oct 13, 2009
    31
    0
    0
    #9 Pissa, Nov 16, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
    Fantastic! Thank you! ;)


    EDIT: can someone upload on other mirrors? :eek:
     
  10. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    I will upload them on a backup mirror now.
     
  11. Claysoft65

    Claysoft65 MDL Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    136
    51
    10
    I'd like to add that you can use a personalized LogonScreen even without using an external program :
    Open up the registry editor and browse to the following key:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

    Create a new dword value called "OEMBackground"

    0= Disabled
    1= Enabled

    Enabling it, the system will look for a file : BackgroundDefault.jpg
    (The image filesize cannot be larger than 256 KB [24 bit] )
    Into this folder :

    C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds

    The image BackgroundDefault.jpg will be stretched or shrinked for every different resolution you're using, so, if you
    want to have a "perfect matching" image, you can put in that folder other images named in this way :

    background768x1280.jpg
    background768x1360.jpg
    background900x1440.jpg
    background960x1280.jpg
    background1024x1280.jpg
    background1280x1024.jpg
    background1024x768.jpg
    background1280x960.jpg
    background1600x1200.jpg
    background1440x900.jpg
    background1920x1200.jpg
    background1280x768.jpg
    background1360x768.jpg
    (All of them cannot have a filesize larger than 256 KB [24 bit] )

    Only this names are allowed (so, only for this exact resolutions you'll have the image that you added), o else
    the system will use anyway the BackgroundDefault.jpg.(so you need to add this one anyway...)

    Besides that, if you're going to modify the file imageres.dll for the icons, you can add them directly to it,
    so that the only thing you need will be the RegKey "OEMBackground"="1".
    You can find them into the Resources folder "IMAGE", values from 5031 till 5043.

    Clay
     
  12. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    258
    297
    10
    good stuff....thank you very much!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    For people who like to change their icons without iconpackager or TuneUp or similar app, there are a few dll files that contain most windows icons.

    The most important dll files containing icons are :

    shell32.dll -> Windows Shell Common Dll (306 icons)
    imageres.dll -> Windows Image Resource (218 icons)
    wmploc.DLL -> Windows Media Player Resources (208 icons)
    netshell.dll -> Network Connections Shell (164 icons)
    mmcndmgr.dll -> MMC Node Manager DLL (129 icons)
    moricons.dll -> Windows NT Setup Icon Resources Library (113 icons)
    ieframe.dll -> Internet Browser (105 icons)
    compstui.dll -> Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL (101 icons)
    DDORes.dll -> Device Category information and resources (81 icons)
    pnidui.dll -> Network System Icon (59 icons)

    imageres.dll and shell32.dll contain most of the explorer folder icons (shell32.dll has the folder icons for open/save dialogs).

    Added this info to first post under point 7 as well.
     
  14. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    168
    1
    10
    Great tweak list Genuine.

    I already had quite a few of those listed but I noticed some cool ones I had not yet seen.
    Glad you compiled a list of many instead of one here and one there all in different threads.
     
  15. Airclocker

    Airclocker MDL Novice

    Nov 17, 2009
    48
    0
    0
    hi, can you please help me wit the biostar p4m900 m7 se mod for windows 7-phoenix awardbios v6.00 ver.1
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  16. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
  17. Bulldog

    Bulldog MDL Novice

    Nov 17, 2009
    6
    1
    0
    I think it will be a good idea to include the dll file to be hack for the Control Panel especially to those who wish to change some of the ugly icons in the Control Panel.....I have been hunting high and low for the dll file that house the icon for that "Fonts" icons but to no avail.... ( The one with the the letter A in the ugly yellow folder)...

    Anyone who knows where this ugly monster is hiding.....please let me know...:D
     
  18. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    That would be in the imageres.dll file. located somewhere among the last 50 or so...

    Read mod number 7. it is all explained there. Location of the file :

    %windir%\system32\imageres.dll
     
  19. MidnightStream

    MidnightStream MDL Novice

    Oct 11, 2009
    6
    0
    0
    Hi, what is the program that you used for the dock at the top in the logon changer screenshot?
     
  20. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,639
    56
    60
    It's no program bro. Made it myself by modifying the wallpaper with gimp2, and making the icons...