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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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451 out of 476 deviants thought this was fair.

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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Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Well, this program has been on the internet since Feb 2010. The app itself doesn't have any malicious code. When you download the app and run the installer, you'll get offers to install 3rd party apps. This is why some antiviruses block the installer. If you don't want to install offers, that's completely okay and nothing extra will be installed in your computer. I also provide a "Direct Download" link, which will download just the app, without the installer.

I know the app doesn't work for many people but I would have fixed it already if I knew the reason.
SevionFX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Does anyone know of an alternative tool doing this job?
This tool always crashs on multiple computers, even on a freshly new installed Win7.
Unquiet-mind Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  New member
Malware beware! 
Do not download this, i just went through 30 minutes of dealing with the crap it installed on my pc. I should've known better.
heres a list of shit it comes with: Sweet page, windows protect manager, security protect.. wtf?! Screw you op and screw your program! 
SapphyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
McAfee is saying its a giant Trojan!!! I am NOT downloading this! 
masterx1234 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
this seriously fucked my pc up, im sorry dude but i have to tell you that this completely rendered my pc useless, i had to restore my pc because after i applied it, all i would get is a blank screen with nothing on it, even tried booting in safe mode and the pc was still fucked
flickayy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please get rid of the stupid, stupid download manager. 

Until you replace it with a .zip package like previously. I'll not be using it. 
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Scroll a bit in the Downloading page and click the orange Direct Download button.
sayidnurfatah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
stopped working in my notebook. what's the problem?
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Do you have any additional info? Error messages etc.?
MercuryX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
does this work on Win10 Tech Preview?
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