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steelOrb arrow for Windows 7 by ap-graphik steelOrb arrow for Windows 7 by ap-graphik
steelOrb (arrow version), a start orb for Windows 7

explorer.exe for Windows 7 64bits & 32bits (build 7600.16450) included !
Now with the last SP1 versions !
DO NOT USE WITH ANOTHER VERSION of windows !!!!!


Icons not included : kARÉ by me :)

Wallpaper not included : DREAMS by Psychopulse


Thanks again to SolykZ for the alternate french tutorial :)

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You can use a resources hacker (best method !) in order to change it like ResHacker or Restorator.
(C:Windowsexplorer.exe)

OR follow this simple tutorial :

HOW TO REPLACE EXPLORER.EXE :
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Method 1 :
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Use this easy-to-use tool : Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria


Method 2 :
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add a "take ownership" shortcut to your right-click :)
[link]
and use the old trick by using the task manager, end explorer.exe, then browse and replace :)


Method 3 : (thanks to yayme)
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[link]


Don't hesitate to ask if you encounter problems !!!





HOW TO CHANGE ICONS ON THE SUPERBAR :

First, place your shortcut on the desktop, change icon by : right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)






I hope you like it !

preview made with my theme : Soft7

You should also like :
> arrow big steelOrb
> original steelOrb
> small steelOrb
> square2 steelOrb
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:iconjustdeebs:
justdeebs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I'm having a problem installing this. Or more AFTER I've installed it. It seems every time I've installed it, it removes my notifications in the bottom right other than the connection and volume icons. I would presume that this isn't meant to be affected by this download but it seems that once I reset my explorer and have the original orb, it fixes the problem... Help would really be appreciated(: I made an account just to ask this, I genuinely need this orb.
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:iconjustdeebs:
justdeebs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Never mind, I fixed it!(:
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:icondigigamer:
digigamer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is great but rather than supplying patched explorer.exe's you can just share the orb image bmp's that would be a lots smaller and platform-independent(i mean versions of windows)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I've included the bmp inside for this purpose :)
And now deviantArt doesn't allow the release of .exe files anyway, I just think it is more easy that way for a lot of people that won't know how to change the bmp inside.
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:icondigigamer:
digigamer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well it creates a lot of UAC unnecessary prompts.
There is a simple tool that automates the bmp changing procedure :
Windows 7 Start Orb changer by Kishan Bagaria
[link]
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Yep, and one of his tools is in the description ^^
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:icondigigamer:
digigamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That one is also handy!
I did not know about it.
Thanks its very useful.
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:iconwax100628:
wax100628 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
超漂亮~!赞一个!
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:iconmak834:
mak834 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
HOW DO I CHANGE IT TO BLACK AND THAT ITS SMALL
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Are you looking for this ? : [link]
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:iconeimarmeni:
Eimarmeni Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
As you probably already know, this (and the black version) is one of the best start orbs ever created by man kind ;-)

(wish Microsoft would use s/thing like this and not the stupid one they have and I hate with the same menace I hate politicians)
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:iconthanhcoc56:
ThanhCOC56 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
thank u sm :D
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:icongrinboy:
grinboy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this, can you also do it for the taskbar on top? THANKS! :)
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:iconspongygirl92:
Spongygirl92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Nice!
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:iconthekeiller:
theKeILLER Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love :)
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:iconultraclassicman:
ultraclassicman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Really a handsome start button. Thanks!
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:iconpk1st:
pk1st Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice !
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:iconpk1st:
pk1st Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know how you feel man, my works have been stolen ,too. From the internet and even from my friend :|
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Sad to hear such thing... Thanks for your support :)
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Gallery full of AMAZING skins and themes!
Amazing theme :)
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:iconakrubas:
Akrubas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
This is awesome.
I love it.
Thanks!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Updated :)
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:icontsarprodigy:
TsarProdigy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artist
Anything like this for Vista? Unfortunately, the system is a bit too low-spec for 7... as it barely runs Vista.
I haven't found any dice on orb changing on Vista. Maybe you could help? I'd love to use this specific orb/arrow too.

Vista Ultimate SP2, 32-bit
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:icontsarprodigy:
TsarProdigy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artist
Nevermind! FOR ALL VISTA USERS:

Just get StartOrbz 3.1a

2.1 doesn't support .bmp, so make sure you have the latest version.

Heres the [link]
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Reshacker and restorator 2007 works on vista ;P Remember windows 7 basically an 'update' of vista. ( too low for 7 ? no way.. if you can run vista on it than it MUST (:P) be able to run 7 , i got an old 2001 machine which ran XP, i got 7 working on it but only aero didn't work because of the bad VGA card ( Intel didn't bother making a aero driver for my type of model how lucky...) Don't loose hope ;P)
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:icontsarprodigy:
TsarProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Artist
Well, I CAN run 7... But Vista is actually faster.
Specs:
1GB RAM, single channel
Pentium D Dual core processor at 2.88GHz (The only decent thing on the damn computer)
ATI RADEON XPress 200 Integrated graphics card (sucks ass, barely does Aero, and I had to patch my theme files for Aero to work even)
Scores a 2.1 on Windows Experience, or whatever...

I actually want to get a laptop, or a tablet.. Havent picked yet...
Either the Asus EEE Pad Transformer, or a laptop with 4GB RAM and an ATI HD 4650 or something similar to that....

And back to the topic, I'm sure it does, but I'm not really into putting so much effort into it... I have better things I could be doing... Like playing Half-life 2.
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
You sure ~.~ & was meant to be a lot faster... Ok Whatever I don't know xD

Vaio's ain't bad ( but sometimes expensive... but you get waht you pay for...) . Alienwares are amazing ( Expensive but EPIC best gaming prebuilt computers/laptops in the world) . ( Laptops ) Toshiba's are shit trust me you don't want to have one. Dell's are good too.

Well i never did it but you can. You could make your own computer, basically build it :D. It'll take around 1000$ ( don't freak out) But it'll stay for atleast 8 years, and imagine : 6 core i7 over clocked to 4.8 GHz , 4 GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 / Radeon HD 5970 etc... Imagine :D Whateva... ( all of that because i think you're a gamer xD)


Btw all you need to do is to install restorator and replace the orb in the aero theme file :P
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:icontsarprodigy:
TsarProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Artist
Yeah, I've considered building one a couple times.
I actually wanted to upgrade my current one, but there's not much I can do. The motherboard only supports single channel RAM, and they don't even make that anymore. The only thing I can do is upgrade the GPU, cause I have 4 PCI Express slots, and an PCIe x16 slot... Or the PSU, but that won't help too much...

I just need to either build one, or get one. I know second hand that both Lenovo and Toshiba's are shit, so I don't plan on it. My issue here is that there are some really decent 3GB RAM laptops out there, and I'm not too sure that the extra GB is worth it, although I'm sure it is.

Although, if I do finally get a job, and can build a computer, I already have a list of everything, and it's not too bad. This is what I had planned out. [link] Never looked for a better motherboard...
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
They're actually cheaper at the end. Only difference is that the prebuilt ones get a nice logo and nice chassis that's all :P ( So basically you can build a bad spec PC which would be like a laptop... )

Wait, you mean if the extra GB in the 3GB isn't worth it ? ( 'cuz 2GB isn't enough for digital art & stuff trust me. I got 2GB over and i choke when i have only GIMP open... ( Let's say with a ~80mb .xcf [ like a psd] open... )

And good luck ;D
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:icontsarprodigy:
TsarProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Artist
No, I mean the extra GB in the 4GB... I picked one out though.
here, just google this...
Dell Mars Black 15.6" i15R-1157MRB
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:iconrose-76:
Rose-76 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Need Update on SP1 :heart:
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Patching a resource file doesn't need an update ;P unless you where gonna use the simple replace explorerframe.dll method...
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:icontuxcayc:
tuxcayc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
love it!
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:icontomrowly:
TomRowly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Is there a way to get it like yours?
What I mean is to get it covering the whole height of the super-bar?

[link]

This is what mine looks like.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Yes : [link] :D
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:icontomrowly:
TomRowly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thank you!!!
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:icontomrowly:
TomRowly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Ignore me!
I just needed to use small icons. Sorry! :)
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:iconamir57:
amir57 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
thanks for the start orb :D
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:iconheman2008:
heman2008 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
thnx
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
My pleasure :)
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:iconhousemusix:
housemusix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
PLEASE HELP!!!

if i use this or any custom orb, the volume/network symbols near the clock disappear...
how to fix this bug? i just restored the original orb and volume/network symbols appear in taskbar again...

regards antoine
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
~.~ what the... All of those icons dissapear ?
Maybe your screen's too small ?
If you wanna get em ack ( not sure it'll work) :
right click the task-bar.
Click 'properties'
Click the 'Taskbar' tab
Go to the 'Notification area' box ( well it's in the 'taskbar' tab)
Click the 'Customize' button.
Then choose what icons must appear...

Good luck :D
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:iconmister-mx:
Mister-MX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
why this? [link]
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:iconsinead-ik:
Sinead-Ik Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try this: [link]
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:iconpermlid:
Permlid Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Very cool, very cool indeed. Sadly, I can't make the switch. I just keep getting denied, even tough I'm running it through administrator. P:
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:iconskillman92:
skillman92 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
good orb
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:iconbywalec:
bywalec Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I never knew I could make my Windows 7 look so sexy! However, when I do 'copy "C:\explorer.exe" "c:\windows\explorer.exe"' and type 'yes' or 'y' it says access denied. I ran as admin btw.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
yes this will only work if you end the process of explorer.exe while doing it.
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:iconeloquent-weapon:
Eloquent-Weapon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I'm using this on both of my windows systems now. Seriously, they should have made it the default Start Orb.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
:) thanks !
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