Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
February 5, 2010
File Size
216 bytes


1,461,319 (473 today)
2,705 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria

Download Link (211 KB)

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
Add a Comment:
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.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
430 out of 454 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!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
136 out of 139 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Works perfectly on Win7 x64 SP1 (just need to verify files permissions)

Amazing work !! Thanks dude !!
theTacolord Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic. Thanks a lot!
ChiisanaENVY Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I use this, the start orbs in other user accounts gets changed too. And when they change it with a different one, the one in my user account gets changed as well. Help?
When I try to start the program it immediately stops working no what I do. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate if that helps.
Whenever I start the program it immediately tells me it stopped working, no matter what I do. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit if that helps.
it says success, but it doesnt change, and it just opens windows explorer? Help please.
SpontaneousMixx Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I try to download it via your site, the download gets flagged by my security appliance as Trojan "LockScreen.AYO"
Hello, perhaps you could help me?

I want to restore my original Windows 7 icons.
When I click "restore", the Start button has no icon.

How do I get back the original icons?
Run sfc /scanfile=%windir%\explorer.exe in admin command prompt.
Installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 and this program will always give me "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer has stopped working" after launching it. Tried everything and running as admin and no fix.
Add a Comment: