Windows 8.1 showing Windows 8 Logo?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Dos_Probie, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    Have noticed that Windows 8.1 shows the Windows 8 logo in System Properties, I can fix this by hacking my shellbrd.dll file with the 8.1 bmp file but just wondering if there is a easier work around.

    Thanks for any info on this.
    ~DP
     
  2. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks, for the update (no pun intended) and If anyone wants the patched .dll file for 8.1 64-bit just let me know and I
    can upload it.
    ~DP :tasty:

    8_1_Logo_Sys_Properties.png
     
  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Can you let me how you did this please.

    It would look better with a custom one, for me the TUF logo from my Asus board.

    Summet fun to mess about with.
     
  4. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    8.1 and 8.1 update 1 are all updates to w8.
    wait for windows 9, or whatever it may be if you want a different logo
    it makes sense
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  5. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    #11 Dos_Probie, Jul 13, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
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    Logo Patcher Script

    Here is a Patcher script for 8.1 64-bit that will do the logo patching for you.

    Note: If anyone has 8.1 32-bit send me the shellbrd.dll file and I can add it.

    Thanks, ~DP:p

    Code:
     :: *************************** WARNING **************************
     :: *                                                                                                            
     :: * THIS SCRIPT WILL MODIFY YOUR SYSTEM O.S. FILES AND MUST BE          
     :: * EXECUTED AS ADMINISTRATOR. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE         
     :: * DOING THEN PLEASE STOP USING THIS SCRIPT IMMEDIATELY! 
     :: * IF YOU CONTINUE THEN YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.                        
     :: *                                                                                                             
     :: * ~DosProbie - 8.1 x-64 Logo Patcher.cmD - July 2014                                                                         
     :: **************************************************************
    
     @echo off&&cd %~d0%~p0
     :: ### AdminCheck
     reg query "HKU\S-1-5-19" >NUL 2>&1 && (
     goto Begin
     ) || (
            @color 4f
            mode con: cols=80 lines=4
            title, ## Windows 8.1 ADMIN CHECK ##
     ECHO= Right-Click "%~nx0" And Run as Administrator!
     ECHO=
     timeout /t 4 /nobreak>nul
            exit)
     :Begin
     color 1e&mode con: cols=80 lines=4&title,## Windows 8.1 Logo Patcher ##
     Setlocal
     echo  Press any [KEY] to Begin Patching, Otherwise Close This Window! &pause>nul
    
     :: ### KILL EXPLORER
     TaskKill /F /IM explorer.exe
     :: ### OWNERSHIP-PERMISSIONS 
     TakeOwn /F %WinDir%\Branding\Shellbrd\shellbrd.dll && icacls %WinDir%\Branding\Shellbrd\shellbrd.dll /Grant administrators:F
     :: ### RENAME DEFAULT SYSTEM FILE
     Ren %WinDir%\Branding\Shellbrd\shellbrd.dll shellbrd.dll.ORG
     :: ### COPY PATCHED FILE OVER
     xcopy /qy "x64\Branding\Shellbrd\shellbrd.dll" "%WinDir%\Branding\Shellbrd\">nul
     :: ### RESTART EXPLORER
     Start %WinDir%\explorer.exe
     cls
     goto end
     :end
     EndLocal
    
     :: ### LOGOFF
     Title, Patching Of System Files Is Now Complete!
     echo. Note: Logging Off Windows To Finalize Patching..
     timeout /t 5 /nobreak>nul
     shutdown -l 
     cls
     exit