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Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria

UPDATE : v5 has huge improvements in the orb replacing process, new option for debugging and many changes in the code.

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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.


  • 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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lady-santura Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To clarify, it worked seamlessly and perfectly for me in the past over many different computers, and now, when I finally have a computer worth having, it doesn't work.  Just my freaking luck.  I will say that if you can get the program to work for you, there really is no better, but if it doesn't work for you, tough deal, I guess.  Because the infamous 'has stopped working' error apparently has absolutely no solution, so far as I am aware, except for you being s.o.l.
lady-santura Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't even work anymore. Normally I would be a lot less likely to comment negatively on /anyone's/ work, but I am not the only person having the problem, and yet, there is no answer whatsoever to my problem.  Pages and pages and pages of 'I HAVE THAT PROBLEM TOO' gets old, when there is no freaking solution.  Why should the program immediately 'stop working' every time I load it, as Administrator or otherwise?  It's broken and pointless.
i tried to get this file and NO I DON'T DO SOCIAL...
i managed to get a truncated version of it and no way will i get i livid and all that malware junk.

make it available here.

welcome to my black list
You clicked the wrong download link. You just need to click the blue button with the text "DOWNLOAD" written over it in the link given in the description and wait, the download will automatically start after few seconds.
got it another way but just make sure it won't go there,we don't need ilivid and all that junk.i am not accusing you.
so i consider this accidental,keep up the good work.
Yes, I know, I will try to block them so that they don't appear again.
if i understand their M.O;it's usage habits and tracking DA would be quite a catch...
good work man.
You can disable tracking by switching on the Do Not Track (DNT) option in your browser.
You may not have seen the error if I knew what caused it. It occurs randomly as far as I know. Reboot, close all other apps and try the app again.
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