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

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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.

Features:


  • 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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:iconbongaboi:
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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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
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
This is how it looks like: i.imgur.com/VK2iJqX.png

Scroll down in the downloading page and look closely.
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FullsizeLP Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can't upload it to virustotal.com and Avira-Check says Virus, don't know if false positive, but watch out!
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:iconbobitsch:
bobitsch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Don't download from this author.
ALL of his links/uploads are malware and probably even virus infested.
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:iconhollyvelocity:
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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:iconkishan-bagaria:
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.
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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.
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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! 
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SapphyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
McAfee is saying its a giant Trojan!!! I am NOT downloading this! 
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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
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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. 
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Scroll a bit in the Downloading page and click the orange Direct Download button.
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:iconsayidnurfatah:
sayidnurfatah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
stopped working in my notebook. what's the problem?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Do you have any additional info? Error messages etc.?
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
does this work on Win10 Tech Preview?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
No but Windows 8.1 Start Button Changer works on Windows 10 Preview. www.door2windows.com/windows-8…
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:iconfreezingicekirby:
FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Worked like a charm for me.  :nod:
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:iconrogue7:
Rogue7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Nice little program
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DragonianFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use this tool besides the Themes Resource Changer and if I do the memory patching I can use it with every Orb I want. Great tool, I love it! Heart :happybounce: 
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:iconpasifvoice:
pasifvoice Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
do you have another donwnload link?
i tried before but the page is not found
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
It should be working now. If not click Direct Download in the thank you for downloading page.
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:iconspykor:
spykor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
It looks like a very nice work
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xxxanimegirllxxx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
thnx u are the best :) (y)
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xxxanimegirllxxx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
goodmorning :) how are u 
help me please windwos 7 orb changer wont change

This happens when I try to open advanced dialog.

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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Are you using the latest version?
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:iconxxxanimegirllxxx:
xxxanimegirllxxx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
ohh NON :) Tnx i(y) 
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:icontefbs:
TEFBS Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Interface Designer
It's a virus!!! Norton 360 says it's a virus! And has deleted it before I could open it!
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:icontefbs:
TEFBS Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
It sends information about you to their cloud!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
False positive. Use the direct download link in the thank you page.
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:iconananchel27:
Ananchel27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It keeps telling me that I'm not connected to the internet which I am. 
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Try the direct download link in the thank you page.
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Ananchel27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It worked :) Thanks I got to change my start orb to the Steam themed one. 
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have been downloaded this but the program doesn't work, and installs a lots of junk applications, including a virus cleaner and 2 viruses. So thanks a lot !!!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I'm sorry about that. The apps were optional, clicking Accept in the installer installed them. You can easily remove the apps from Programs and Features in Control Panel. If you provide more info on what isn't working/what error messages are you receiving, I will be able to assist you further.
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Pafter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
The crapware-laden installer was a shitty move, Kishan. Why?

"Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to download any kind of free software without the installer trying to sneak some other piece of junk on to your system. Installers have become almost a puzzle game within themselves, in which the user tries to figure out the consequences of pressing a button."

www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2014/04/…

I of course saw red flags as soon as I saw it was a .exe...but not everyone does. It isn't fair.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I don't have a good feeling in general about this, wished the experience was better but I'm doing it for the same reason as mentioned in that article. If there was a better way to monetize free software, I'd definitely choose that over this.
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:iconpafter:
Pafter Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
:/
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Do you have any suggestions/ideas for improvements?
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
When i load the image (.png or .bmp) simply the application quits or the explorer restarts.

(I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit & Windows 7 Professional 64 bit)
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
That's strange. Please try the following steps:

1. Restart and close all apps.

2. Make sure your anti-virus isn't interfering. Disable it until the app's work is done.

3. Right-click the app and select "Run as administrator".
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Now loads the image but shortly after it quits and the explorer restarts, any ideea where else can i find this application ?
Thanks anyway
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I'll send you a download link of a different tool which I've been working on for some time.
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have been downloaded from the direct link and it works great ;)
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ok, thanks a lot
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DemonicPandaX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Artist
When I try to change my orb, it does this for both bmp and png: demonicpandax.deviantart.com/a… (and as you can see, the taskbar also disappeared, i had to run "explorer" as a new task to get it back)
I made my own orbs, but I used PaintTool SAI to make them. Is Photoshop required to making a custom orb? And how do I fix this?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
The orbs which you made don't have proper transparency.

For creating
manually: www.door2windows.com/how-to-cr…
using automated app: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/…
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DemonicPandaX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Artist
Ah, thank you! The button creator really helped. Now I don't have to worry about wasting another 4 hours just to make another one, haha.
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TitaniumGraphic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Where is the download link , I can't see it. pls
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
1. Click "Download" in the description.
2. Click "Continue to www.door2windows.com/wind..." in the link that opens.
3. Let the page load completely and scroll down. You will see a blue "DOWNLOAD" button. Click it.
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khalidfrenchy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Photographer
that nice
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