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Windows 7 Start Orb Changer by Kishan-Bagaria Windows 7 Start Orb Changer by Kishan-Bagaria


Windows 7 Start Orb Changer is a freeware from door2windows that allows you to change your start orb/button with just one click in Windows 7.


  • Allows you to change the orb in four different ways:
    • Context Menu
    • Drag & Drop
    • Change Button
    • Command Line (Syntax only contains orb location)
  • Works with all DPIs (If the orb is too big or too small it will automatically resize it)
  • Works with both x86/32-bit and x64/64-bit
  • Works with both PNG and BMP file formats
  • Can integrate with desktop context menu
  • Can integrate with PNG and BMP file formats' context menu
  • Allows you to change the orb in two different methods:
    • Memory Patching - Edits the start orb in memory which doesn't cause any UAC prompts
    • Resource Editing - Edits the start orb by replacing resources of %windir%\explorer.exe
  • Easy-To-Use & clean interface
  • Two modes for normal and advanced users
  • First & ultimate Windows 7 start orb changer available on the net
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Critique by Bongaboi Nov 17, 2010, 5:35:32 PM
"I'm a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea." Such is the nature of the current incarnation of Microsoft Windows, the incarnation we know as Windows 7. For a time, I was content with using the previous incarnation of the OS, known far and wide as Windows Vista. But later on, in comes this new version that has become accepted far and wide as a relevant OS, just like the predecessor before that and the predecessor before that and the predecessor before that. There is something about Microsoft Windows that makes you say: this is what computing is all about.

That being said, I like the tool that you brought out here on deviantART. Now users will get to customize their own start orbs and have fun with it. I can't wait to use this baby. Five stars across. This was badly due.
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this is a brilliant tool. Microsoft will do all they can to make the UI better, and yet it is the ability to customize the interface with tools like these that make it the best.

This tool is also extremely easy to use, and so it needs almost no input from a developer for users to be able to work it, which is more than can be said for some tools.

The program itself has an intuitive UI , and the wide vareity of options included lets individual users change the start orb in whatever way they want. Keep up the good work, Kishan Bagaria!
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abe1223 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that did not work. I guess my Windows 7 install is so screwed up after all of the tweaking and stuff i did over the last two years that it just can't take anymore. at least the start orb i'm stuck with is a good one.

However, i do have a few registry backups, they were made back when Start Orb changer worked for me, i'll load one of those and see if that fixes the issue. i will let you know of it works. 
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner 14 minutes ago
I guess this is the issue:…

Try the fix given there.
Carnage2K4 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Fuck this, Kaspersky went nuts, Do not DL this Trojan Virus
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Sorry you had to go through all that. The downloads are powered by an installer that offers additional apps which get installed if you click "Accept". I have no control over which apps are offered. The apps are not always malware as stated by the antivirus, most antiviruses flag them as PUP (potentially unwanted program) just because users don't like it. There's nothing installed without your permission, clicking "Decline" wouldn't have installed them.
cr355 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
there is no direct download link buddy, so stop fobbing ppl off with lies, if you want to help just post a direct link to the exe file instead of a link to bloatware crap and a useless download manager
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
This is how it looks like:

Scroll down in the downloading page and look closely.
FullsizeLP Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't upload it to and Avira-Check says Virus, don't know if false positive, but watch out!
bobitsch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
Don't download from this author.
ALL of his links/uploads are malware and probably even virus infested.
HollyVelocity Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Wow -the comments on this left me dazed and confused if it's really working, a virus, or not
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