There are on this 64 bit sp1 download, visual styles, there are forward and backwards buttons (ExplorerFrame.dll), imageres.dll, shell32.dll and explorer [=start button] for windows 7 sp1, 64 bit version and Themes and visual styles are used on all versions of windows 7. But becarefull with the system files. Those located to located in C:\Windows\System32 or to located in C:\Windows must replaced from files i give you to this 64 bit sp1 pack. Those located to c:\windows\syswow64 must be replaced from 32bit files that existed on my pack for the 32bit version so you must also download those files from my sp1 ZEUS osX for Win 7 32bit [link] , copy them from folder '32 bit Dll files' to your c:\windows\syswow64 folder.
BE CAREFULL THIS PACK IS ONLY FOR WINDOWS 7 - 64 BIT VERSION.
As i have not 64 bit, i have taken the files from people that give it to me for doing this modification.
so : First do a restore poin to your system. Then :
Then go to Control pane [view by category] -->so Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window Never Notify. Restart
1. To use the visual styles ( mstyle) , you must install a small application, download from [link] . Credits goes to Rafael Rivera for this amazing work. Then restart your system.
2. Copy the folder 'OS X Cursors' , to C:\Windows\Cursors .
Copy the 'Mac os X Wallpapers' of this pack to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper.
Copy the 'Mac os X sounds' of this pack to C:\Windows\Media .
3. Copy all the folders included in the folder 'Macos X Themes by ZEUSosx' [after unzip all files, and copy them to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes ,provided C is your Windows drive).
Open there ["C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"] and choose the theme name you like, select it, double clik tand thats it.
a. Obtain Permisions and Ownership of ExplorerFrame.dll, imageres.dll, shell32.dll that located in C:\Windows\System32 and and do also the same for explorer that located in C:\Windows\ . (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing) example of taking ownership to a random system file [link] internet explorer compatible
also do the same to the same files to c:\windows\syswow64 , you need to edit the same files in both folders system32 and syswow64 folder as in x64 version there is doubles of all files.
b. Backup you original ExplorerFrame.dll, imageres.dll, shell32.dll and explorer by renaming them to ExplorerFrame.old, imageres.old, shell32.old and explorer.old
c. Copy ExplorerFrame.dll, imageres.dll, shell32.dll from this pack to C:\Windows\System32 and and explorer to C:\Windows . [for the BRUSHED and the TRANSPARENT Themes copy the ExplorerFrame.dll from the '1. buttons light blue HOVER ' folder, for the GRAY leon[lion] copy the ExplorerFrame.dll from the '2. buttons gray HOVER' folder, of this pack.
and NOW please Download my sp1 32 BIT version from [link] , open the foler '32 bit Dll files', copy and replace the files that existed to c:\windows\syswow64
d. Restart to see the changes.
4. Go to Desktop Personalize & apply the theme you preffer. restart.
========================= NEXT 2 steps 5 and 6 are not neccessary.
5. AS an OPTION : Copy the folder TASKBAR'S FOLDERS to C:\ Then drag with your mouse any of the folders exist to yoyr taskbar for 'PIN' each you choose. There are some folders having shape of separator so you can divide your taskbar to sections. **********
Also you can remove from your taskbar if u want the clock and date from the right part of it doing this: right clik to taskbar/properties/customize/Turn system icons on or off ---> set clock off , also set any other you want to off position
6. AS AN OPTION: again go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window to Default or to whatever u like, then restart.
POSIBLE PROBLEMS -- to some specific systems
There is only to some specific computers, after the changed of the system files, and specially with the shell32.dll , possible problem with the sound card driver.
Those kind of problems appears to some systems, because we change the system files, specially the shell32.dll this has not to do with the new code i have added for working the system in osx styling, but with the fact that we replace system files. original system files are cooperating with registry and programs AND drivers that have previous been installed , so when we copy paste new system files in some cases in some systems may some problems appeared. this has to do with the windows 7 code behaviour.
For NOT having problems is best the changing of the system files to ne to a new installed windows system, to a system with no application installed. So, not programs to our system installed, only windows and all the updates [if we use microsoft Update], the we change the system files and then we install any APLICATION we like. this because sometimes if we do the changing to a system that has aplications installed it may some of them not worked, as one of the original system files we change ---> the shell32.dll 'cooperates' with the registry and the programs in a way that a replace of it sometimes[not ever] it MAKES some applications not working. but this does not happen ever.
i writte those to you for understanding what happened: there are 2 solutions to such problems of windows7 code: first make a restore point. 1. or use the originall shell32.dll of your system. how --->
if you have already changed the system files with mines : you go to C:\Windows\System32 and you rename the current shell32.dll to shel32.bak and then rename the shell32.old [this was our original microsoft file] to shell32.dll this method has some disandvantages such as some folders and positions of elements are in windows and not in mac osx style settings. but if the sound driver coorperates good then use this method. is the best for your functionality.
or 2. method make restore point. then unistall complete sound driver. then via microsoft updATES install a generic sound driver from microsoft, that solved your problem. this last solution is posted by people on past which has such sound driver problems that are made because of the cooperation of registry, driver and shell32.dll. with this solution your sound it works, but some extra possibilities of the card its perchaps not.
from my experience there not many systems which have such kind of problems.
------------------ so : For NOT having problems is best the changing of the system files to ne to a new installed windows system, to a system with no application installed. So, not programs to our system installed, only windows and all the updates [if we use microsoft Update], the we change the system files and then we install any APLICATION we like.
to my system i have never problem with sound card drivers.
How To Rebuild Icon Cache In Windows 7 To Repair Icons
when we change imageres.dll or shell32.dll which contain new style icons, to this current pack mac osx style icons, its sometimes that we see some folders dont change looking taking the new icons looking but using the old one.
If for any reason, one or more Windows 7 icons are not showing correctly, you can repair by rebuilding the icon cache. Icon cache is a hidden file located at the Local Folder. Here is how to do it:
go to control panel (large icons or small icons) select 'fokder options'.
As the IconCache is a hidden file, you need to enable “Show hidden files” option to see the same. To do this, head over to Tools > Folder Options, switch to View tab, and finally enable Show Hidden files, folders, and drives option.
Now navigate to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local folder and then delete IconCache.db file. Here username is your user profile name.
Reboot your computer to rebuild the icon cache.
All icons should be displayed correct now.
-1. For having to the left side the min, max, close buttons, use please leftsider [link]
-2. For having close the min,max,close buttons an Ave's application needed CloseButtonChanger needed, (login to [link] ) , transparent and brushed styles will use number : 1.35 , (leon)lion styles will use number : 1.45 (but you can experiment with your values).
-4. Download RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard Inspired [ [link] (by Yoni) [RK Launcher created by RaduKing.RK Launcher 0.41 [link] (Leopard Inspired project by Yoni)]
Alternatively there is RocketDock great dock application Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins, download it from [link] .
-4. For having the amazing mac osx preview of windows to desktop EXPOSE style effect !!! : for aero style only : Download Switcher from [ [link] ] for basic style only : Download WinExposé from [ [link] ] , these kind EXPOSE style programs are giving the sense of osx using style, you can see all windows you have added to your desktop at once and with a clik to choose any window of them as the active one !
Making the looking of the right side of windows 7 taskbar as possible as mac os x right side of taskbar, without changing any system files. [also included : Adding your country's flag to your windows taskbar.] SEE [link]
MAKING SOME APPLICATION WHICH DOES NOT START WITH THE START OF WINDOWS, ENABLE TO START.
[ATTENTION, DO THIS ONLY IF YOU TRUST THOSE APPLICATION]
FOR leftsider, for example
For starting with windows start up , go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and select show hidden files and folders. then go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and add a shortcut of the leftsider or Yz Shadow
then go again go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and deselect show hidden files and folders.
(do the same for any other application, but only if you trust it, and does not automatically work with the start up of windows) [if you want also to uninstall an application , like leftsider and reinstall a new version of it, you have first go to "C:\Users\[enter your username here]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\" and delete the folder called "leftsider" = delete the folder with the name of the application , in this case current "leftsider".] -------------------------------------------------------------
Conditions of using ---------------------------
This Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll & imageres.dll are Copyright By : ZEUSosX (Pavlos Pitselas).
You Use This Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll & imageres.dll For Personal Use Only & Don't Modify or distribute For Commercial Perposes & you cannot use them for their distribution, neither to give credit for their creation.
By downloading this Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll , & imageres.dll you agree to the following conditions:
- This Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll & imageres.dll are free for personal use only. - It must not be used commercially. - You can distribute it for free as long as the files are unmodified and this text file is included with the zip file. - You may not sell them or use them for profit. - Do not take credit for creating this Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll & imageres.dll. - I am not liable for any sort of damage to your computer from using this Visual Styles/themes, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll & imageres.dll. This is a huge work so please respect it.
Special thanks to Panda X , DM-moinmoin , Patrickgs , and and Yoni (Rafael Rodriguez) .
first of all, as you know, i do not allow any modifications of my work. this a huge completed work which works all together. ofcourse to your pc only for your self you can do your experiments.
minimize/maximize buttons exist to visual styles/themes, navigation buttons exist to explorerframe.dll explorer.exe --> start button explorerframe.dll -> back and forward buttons + code controling how to appear selected folders and the search function of explorer + others shell32.dll --> icons+control panel pictures + controling dtails and preview pane + others imageres.dll --> icons+log in screen + others
now you must understand this: there is no locations in code that enable having stripes. i have remade all the code of explorerframe.dll (its copyright property) for be enable to do this. there hundred thousands new parameters that added(they dont exist to the microsoft original code) and also change the values and the properties of the originals (after 1 year work).
then there are several windows in which the stripes work in different way (streched because of the system code < --- microsoft had not made the system dimentions for been symetrical). so i should make them all looking the same with the same distances, at a symmetrical view. also other kind of parameters, like the text position, the icon position, etc and also other kind of buttons and text like the 'search again' should be at the right position so all those are very difficult to be made.
even if you could make and fix all those you should see that the categories lines like forexample 'Hard drives' or 'devices with removable storage' etc have other kind of height. and aldo the 'Hard drives' has also different with the 'devices with removable storage' : a complete assymetry ----> so you have to fix all thos to be symmetric to each but also with the simple folders section [local disc c etc] so all to be symmetric. after all i made content : when you right clik to a window, you can set the folders as icons, list, details , content etc so there are 4 categories of content if you open explorer has a normal height content but other windows like games have by default very bigg height, i made the bigger 2 times bigger so to be as possible symmetrical, content also using the categories lines like forexample 'Hard drives' or 'devices with removable storage' etc have other kind of height. and aldo the 'Hard drives' has also different with the 'devices with removable storage' : a complete assymetry ----> so you have to fix all thos to be symmetric to each but also with the simple folders section [local disc c etc] so all to be symmetric. after fix that , then when you selected details you will found that the code because you have changed the content section one, is changed and the details windows are no more symmetrical and tben again you should add parameters and change values for finding a condition that everything will work ok
i could writte more and more about it. people see the final result. but not the hundred thousands failed experiments for making this.
someonelse asked me the same because he liked to make bigger distances, as snow leopard and lion have bigger height in each line of details if it was ease i could made myself. but i should re writte all thew code again. and its not like i would add some +2 values. some parameters take negative values, and those values are not working as you suppose. a -4 value to some lines in action when you have changed the code become -3 and in other line -5 etc complete madness. these because the windows system has not been designed to be symmetric from microsoft.
some other people asked me this: why if you change microsoft's code this belong to you. and my answer is this. i have copyright this work: i do not allow any kind of copy of the code or images to this specific copyrighted work. i allow the personal use but nothing more.
but i also to some other specific works i realease indormation or code, which can be used for non commercial way, from anyone, just giving credits to the original maker[me]. for example see this: Modifications to Preview Pane [link] anyone can use the code parameters i give and explanation and you can use the realeased code of that to your project. that was the meaning of that release, to show to users how to do it.
also to some wallpapers that i made on past, i have given on past permission for using to some people that want to use them. ------------------
but to others works i do not allow this. this sp1 ZEUS osX for Win 7 32bit is a copyrighted property, 2 years researching code, so i only allow the personal use and i ask for donation. so, please understand this, this is my personal property and i dont share the construction or the creation of it. you can only use as for personal use.
Both microsoft and apple knows my copyrighted work, and since now they have not problem with it. i recent ask them also if something i made makes any problem to them and i also writte to their forums.
my work, is not a copy of code of any of this companies, and its like a new APPLICATION. i did not make an installer because i want the user have direct access to the files used to his machine. THAT does not mean that this is not a complete work which all files works all together, and which i have the right to protect.
people use code languages for writting applications. with the logic that system files code belongs to the maker of the initial language code then those applications (such as making browser, or a paint programm or whatever work) belongs to the code laguages makers[for example to the visual basic, C++ etc] and not to the people/or companies who made their own aplication and based to those languages.
that makes different from others i supose is that : the originality of my work and the respect to my work and to both companies apple and microsoft and to each user. and i think the most of them, and specially the companies and the majority of the users, they know that. so what what makes[=me] any different is Think different.
there are many people that used works of others with no permission or licence and with no paid, and no respect to their real owners. this called piracy, and those people called Thieves.
----------- so i hope you understood why i keep this work only for personal use as is. you can not take all or a part of code or images or whatever i made, for be to someother project.
for your personal use only, i have included an aero [microsoft] version which has not that yellow area on window when we select a folder or more as details. this because some users asked also for this. you can download from my Always shown Folderband themes [link] its named Aero wt
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