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Icon's dll Files 32bit Vista by ZEUSosX Icon's dll Files 32bit Vista by ZEUSosX
Updated 08-jan-2009.

This modification is only for Windows Vista 32bit [SP1 VERSION].

For having mac spirit style icons to your Windows Vista 32bit [SP1 VERSION] system , same as those i use, you must replace at least 2 icon files .dll, imageres and shell32.dll .

Here are 2 icon .dll files, (mixed with mac spirit icons [i made] and original mac style icons) that i use to my Windows Vista 32bit SP1 VERSION, so HERE are 2 files : imageres and shell32.dll that originally exist on C:\Windows\System32.

For replacing those icon's system .dll files, [in this case imageneres.dll and shell32.dll] for your windows vista [32bit sp1 in this case], you must do this:
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Make a restore point.

Go to C:\Windows\System32 then find the file .dll that you want to replace, for example the: imageres.dll

then one left clik for select it, and then do that:

1. Right-click the file original and select Properties.

2. Click on the Security tab.

3. Click Advanced in the lower right.

4. In the Advanced Security Settings window that pops up, click on the Owner tab.

5. Click Edit.

6. Click Other users or groups.

7. Click Advanced in the lower left corner.

7. Click Find Now.

8. Scroll through the results and double-click on your current user account.

9. Click OK to all of the remaining windows except the first Properties window.

10. Select your user account from the list up top and click Edit.

11. Select your user account from the list up top again and then in the pane below, check Full control under Allow, or as much control as you need.

12. You’ll get a security warning, click Yes.


Then copy this file [ for example this imageres.dll to a safe place[folder] for using it as a back up [for example make a new folder to c and name it ''original dll'', so your original dll file could be saved on C:\original dll\imageres.dll].

then go again to C:\Windows\System32 then find again the file .dll that you want to replace, for example imageres.dll and rename it to imageneres.bak .

Then copy the new imagenres.dll , from the zip file[unzip it first] to C:\Windows\System32 .

Do the same for any file .dll you want replace [for example do the same for the shell32.dll]

after finish all the changes, Restart your Pc.

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*IMPORTANT*

(Make sure you have the new file named exactly the same as your original one and correctly in place before restarting pc, otherwise you may experience problems)

also in this case, you can replace those .dll files i give you, ONLY if your system uses Windows Vista 32bit [SP1 VERSION] as mine.

If you want to use your older files which you have backup to the safe folder, just rename again the .dll you have to replace forexample the imageres.dll exist to C:\Windows\System32 to imageres.bak2 , and then copy the imagres file which exist from your safe folder let say C:\original dll\imageres.dll to C:\Windows\System32 . do similar for any system file .dll you have back up.

(DO THIS AT YOU OWN RISK)


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you can do this for

Other Windows Vista versions :


1.
if you have not sp1, you can do the modification yourself , see how:

Make a restore point.Then
Go to C:\Windows\System32 find the original microsoft system files .dll you want to replace, then then one left clik for select it, and then do all 12 actions as described for taking permision from the system.
then copy this folders to 2 different folders. one must be your backup.
to the other do this : download a trial version of restorator [unless you use freeware resourcehacker , but you have to spent more time for doing so], then unzip the files i give u, open each with restorator, there are some categories inside, find where is written icons, left clik select it, then right clik to icons and select copy, then open with restorator the original system files you have saved [not the backup but the other] folder, find the category icons , left clik select it, then right clik to icons and select paste.[so with 1 clik you copy all of them], then save them.
then go again to C:\Windows\System32 then find again the file .dll that you want to replace, for example imageres.dll and rename it to imageneres.bak .
Then copy the new imagenres.dll , from the folder you made to C:\Windows\System32 .

2.
if you have windows vista 64bit, do the same , that means copy/paste the icons to the dll of your system [dont forget o back up to a safe folder your original ones], but it is possible that also you must do this : take the vista32bit version of these files included in this pack , and browse to C:\windows\SysWOW64\ locate the files, take ownership of them and replace with the X86 versions in this pack. [its good first ask other people have vista 64 the way that it works, as i have not x 64 version of vista]

(DO THIS AT YOU OWN RISK)
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nawtley Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
After doing this i lost total control of my computer. The new imageres.dll file would not go into the appropriate folder due to permissions.

I'm completely locked out, my icons are gone.

Tell me how to fix it please.
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LordBlackFire Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Could you do this for Vista SP2 32-bits, please?

Or, is it safe to just change the version number in Resource Hacker to match the SP2 build number and then install it?
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ZEUSosX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
copy the icon files to your sp2 dll file , i suppose you know what to do, remember to save the original dll files, and make restorepoint[also a backup is good idea before any kind of modification]

sorry because i dont answer i am busy with the code of 7.
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HaydenCappadona Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Hey, I have done this stuff before but it's no working. I have got permission of both files and thats all good, but when I go to replace your file is sais "this file is in use", but this makes no sense because I can copy delete these files and it has all the permissions needed. Do you no why this isn't working?

THANKS HAYDEN
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ZEUSosX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
i am very sorry i cant help more as i answer i am busy with the code of 7.
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this u describe perchaps its a windows system's fault, try to do the replacement in safe mode.
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runyi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
i have replace it ,but there is no change ?why
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runyi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
one more ques.

is it available in any themes or only under yr theme?

tks
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runyi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
this is just i want veeeeeeery much ...much tks 4 u

though my english is not very well ,

but i could understand yr instruction,

u are so considerable that yr discribtion is sooooo..specific

it is really fantastic ...hope i will make it ~~~
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Wstv-News-23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
could i do this without moving the file... like leaving it in "my download " and just using tune up utilitys to make an icon pack?
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getbiks Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
does this work with 64 bit vista also..??
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