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steelOrb square2 for Windows 7 by ap-graphik steelOrb square2 for Windows 7 by ap-graphik
steelOrb (square version n°2), a start orb for Windows 7
suits iPhone icons
last version of explorer and suits better my kARÉ icons

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 (check my gallery ^^)

Wallpaper not included : DREAMS by Psychopulse


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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 :
> original steelOrb
> small steelOrb
> arrow steelOrb
> arrow big steelOrb
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:iconorange-pirates:
orange-pirates Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Nice start orb, thanks.. :w00t:
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:iconparry:
parry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Do you have this for Windows Vista as well?
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:iconskullmarathonx9500vr:
no i don't think
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:iconargoyogo:
argoyogo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thank's for start orb...
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:iconlycuris:
Lycuris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
After installing this the Power, network and volume notification icons on the taskbar have disappeared. When I try to enable them via "Customize >> Turn system icons on and off" all of the options are greyed out. Help! I love these icons, but I can't not have those notifications. Thanks
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Check the version of the explorer.exe you were using before and the one you're using now, there may be a mistake.
Are you sure you've not made another changes recently ?
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:iconmed-kh:
Med-kh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i can't install this icons !
plz help me !
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
The Star Orb ? I'm not what I could tell more that what's already in the description, where are you stuck, what happens ?

By the way, don't foirget that it doesn't work if you're using a zoomed font, it only works at 100% and not 125% or 150%, because that imply to make a new png for each size.
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:iconpsycztar:
Psycztar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Is it possible to change the color of the taskbar to black?
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:iconkyanony186:
KyAnony186 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
do you have a smaller version for small taskbar??
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Updated :)
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:iconwueel:
Wueel Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Woot! Thank you very much! :D You rock! ^.^
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:iconwueel:
Wueel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Same here. Windows Update installed 6 new updates yesterday:

- KB2492386
- KB2506928
- KB982018
- KB2522422
- KB890830
- KB2515325

I'm guessing one of these updates either replaced of modified the explorer.exe file.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
It appears it was the KB2515325 ! :)

And the new version of the explorer.exe is the 17567 !

I'll do the updates... But with 18 Start orbs + 32 and 64bits for each, plus the one that have a version for taskbar on top and even on side... I'm near 50 explorer.exe to updates... So I'm not sure it will be done today :D

Use Restorator if you want it sooner :)

Thanks again for the help !!
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:iconwueel:
Wueel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
You're most welcome! Glad I could help! :) Take all the time you need to update the start orbs and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Windows 7 themes and start orbs! :D
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I've just updated it :)
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:iconwueel:
Wueel Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Thank you very much! :D It's great to use your awesome steelOrb again! <3
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Ok :) The thing is that I've just re-installed everything... yesterday :) So I didn't notice the change and I just replaced the explorer with the previous version already in the pack...

So now I'll have to uninstall all the updates and see if the change happened.

Thanks for making the list of the updates, because to me they all happened in the same day, so I couldn't knew the responsible. :)

I hope it will work !
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:iconnotnobody21:
NotNobody21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
New windows update broke this one (today: April 26)... patiently waiting for update
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I've just updated it :)
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:iconnotnobody21:
NotNobody21 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Scratch that, it works!!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Oh ok, nice to hear :)
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:iconnotnobody21:
NotNobody21 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Ah ok... Well the thing is that I've just re-installed everything... yesterday :) So I didn't notice the change and I just replaced the explorer with the previous version already in the pack...

So I'll have to uninstall all the updates and see if the change happened.
Thanks for the heads up ! :)
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:iconzoinhu:
zoinhu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
i'm neew heere ;(
how to download this ? ://
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:iconnecrom3:
NeCrOm3 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you, i was looking for something like that since a long time !
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I'm glad you like what you find ! ^^
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:icontreloxelo:
TRELOXELO Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
thank u!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
My pleasure ! :)
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:iconrose-76:
Rose-76 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Need Update on SP1 :heart:
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:iconluizrv:
luizrv Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
make one for the service pack 1 build, please!
my desktop is horrible now since the update. :(
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I thought I've answered to everyone about that but I missed you. The update is now made :)
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:iconaveblein:
aveblein Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011   Writer
i have windows 7 x64 and i couldnt get it to work, everytime i replace explorer.exe it somehow automagically gets reverted to the old one, I mean I use the command prompt as Administratr and do move F:\explore.exe C:\windows\ and it moves the file from the source but the destination is still the same!

my sistem version is 7600.16617 windows home premium
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:iconfrancisforward:
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
From all you beautiful startorb I love this squared the most.
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:iconshmewtant:
shmewtant Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this start orb... Using it with your Soft7 2.0 beta... Looks Amazing....
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:iconsponix:
Sponix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I got 7600.16617, can you make it for that one, please?! I love your work btw (:
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Is the 16617 under 32bits ? Because I make all the updates under x64 and it's still 16450.
Also, does this update get rid of your customize start orb ? I mean did it replace your start orb by the default one ?
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:iconlamwhite:
lamwhite Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
and can you make a small taskbar version?
:+fav:
nice Work mate :)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Yep I'll work on it near the end of September ^^

Thanks :)
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:iconlamwhite:
lamwhite Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
thaaanks mate :D
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:iconfpsdown:
Fpsdown Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010   Interface Designer
Will this work with Windows 7 build 7600 version 6.1.7600?
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:iconfpsdown:
Fpsdown Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010   Interface Designer
Nevermind it worked xD
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:iconmanningqb18:
ManningQB18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Can you make a version usable by a start orb changer utility? It's so much simpler than replacing the entire explorer.exe
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:iconone1soul:
one1soul Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I'm also having a problem with a "explorer" icon. everything is working fine when I change the shortcut icon for an application. however when it's a folder, the icon shows up as the default folder or explorer icon in the taskbar regardless of what i change icon to in the shortcut.
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:iconone1soul:
one1soul Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
i love your work!!!!

can you PLEASE make an icon for firefox? it's such a popular browser and i'd love to see it in your lovely collection!!

Thanks again!!!!
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:iconjuraj-k:
juraj-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
when i try to replace the explorer.exe by the method 1, the program saids that access is denied.
how can i replace it?
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:iconjuraj-k:
juraj-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
when i try the first method, the program saids access is denied.
how can i replace the explorer.exe?
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:iconthemoodude:
TheMooDude Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Love all your Orbs, and am currently using the Arrowhead on (small taskbar). Would love to use this style, however it only fits a large taskbar. I know you don't do "requests" but if you do ever find the time to provide one resembling this style for use with a small taskbar I'd be increadibly greatful!
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:iconfatezoom:
FateZoom Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
print request by accident
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