Vishal Gupta Posted November 29, 2007 Share Posted November 29, 2007 Hi guysIn this tutorial, I'll tell about various system files in Windows Vista, which can be hacked using Resource Hacker / Resource Tuner to change the look of Windows dialog boxes, menus, login screen, boot screen and many other things. So here we start the tutorial:Approx. all Windows Vista system icons -> %windir%\System32\imageres.dllLogin Screen Background -> %windir%\System32\imageres.dllStartup ORB animation images -> %windir%\System32\authui.dllStartup ORB Sound -> %windir%\System32\imageres.dllShutdown/ lock, etc. buttons in Startmenu -> %windir%\Explorer.exe -> Bitmap -> 7051 - 7056Windows Version Image in About Windows dialog box -> %windir%\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dllWindows Version Image in Login Screen bottom -> %windir%\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dllClassic Start button flag and Classic Start menu left side image -> %windir%\Branding\Shellbrd\shellbrd.dllControl Panerl Left Sidebar Bottom Image -> %windir%\System32\Shell32.dll -> Bitmap -> 632Back & Forward, Search, Stop, Refresh buttons in Windows Explorer -> %windir%\System32\browseui.dllBack & Forward, Search, Stop, Refresh, Progress animation, tabs, tab close, etc. buttons in Internet Explorer -> %windir%\System32\ieframe.dllWelcome Center Images -> %windir%\System32\oobefldr.dllBoot Screen background image in "No GUI boot" condition -> %windir%\System32\en-US\Winload.exe.muiWindows Media Player Resources -> %windir%\System32\wmploc.dllAbove are the new system files/locations in Windows Vista which were not present in earlier versions, like XP. But if you want to change look of various dialog boxes like RUN, Progress, System Properies, Startmenu and Taskbar Properties, etc. Then you'll have to edit the same system files which you used to edit in Windows XP. The difference is, now those files dont contain the resources but their .MUI files do.So if you want to edit RUN dialog box which was present in "%windir%\System32\Shell32.dll" file in XP, is now present in "%windir%\System32\en-US\Shell32.dll.mui" file in Windows Vista.So in following list, I'll tell you where all those files are present in Windows Vista:All those files are present in any of following 2 locations: %windir%\en-US\%windir%\System32\en-US\To know about those various system files containing dialog boxes, menus, etc. resources, please visit following link: TUTORIAL: List of Files to be hacked using Resource HackerTUTORIAL: List of a few Locations in Windows XP System Files to be Hacked using Resource HackerAll those file names and resource locations are same in XP and Vista. I hope you guys will like it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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