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Hello everybody!

In advance, sorry 4 my english level. I try to do my best.

After almost 1 year ½ of searching/learning/optimizing, i'm very happy to share this work with u : the Vista2XP Packs.

Packs_Vista2XP_enu_AIO.png

Nota : The retro curves in picture above have been created with Photoshop CS3. Tuto >>> Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs written by Fabio, member of excellent site PSDTUTS.

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SPECIAL BIGS HUGE THANX

To wallace87000 (my eternal hommy), for his encouragements & to Vivi, for her tenderness & so on, so on.

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THANX TO

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TECH NOTES

For the Vista2XP Pack #1 - Sample Pictures, I've used a trick like Vista's files localization/translating.

PREREQUISITES :

  • Alky For Applications v1.1 (XP version)
  • Restorator2007/2009 (shareware) | Resource Hacker v3.4.0.79 / Resource Hacker v3.5.2 Beta (freeware)
  • A non registrable, without resources DLL (it's my departure point to create Xtr3mAddOnRes.dll)
  • Images/Pictures (from Vista/Se7en or others, as you like. See listed sites above)
  • Following Vista's files:
    • %SystemRoot%\System32\SampleRes.dll
    • %SystemRoot%\System32\en-US\SampleRes.dll.mui --> (MUI Dir name depends on your Vista native english : en-AU|BZ|CA|CB|GB|IE|JM|NZ|PH|TT|US|ZA)
    • %ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoLibraryResources.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Gallery\fr-FR\PhotoLibraryResources.dll.mui

    ************** Don't worry : details will follow later. ************:

    SamplePicts_Patching_Step1.pngSamplePicts_Patching_Step2.png

    SamplePicts_Patching_Step3.png

    %SystemRoot%\Resources\Xtr3mAddOneRes

    SamplePictures_LiveResDir2_enu.png

    Not enought clear?

    Ok. Open My Computer, and follow guide in images :

    Options_Dossiers_1.png

    Options_Dossiers_2.png

    After that, click on Start ---> My images & open link Sample pictures

    Now, you can see a hide file named Desktop.ini : it contains images names (in english) & the paths (pointers) to file resources translated (here %SystemRoot%\Resources\Xtr3mAddOneRes\fr-FR\SampleRes.dll.mui have localized files name (in french) [i.e, creek.jpg = Rivière.jpg = resource 101 --> in SampleRes.dll.mui].

    Desktop_ini_myPicts.png

    SampleRes_ResHack_View_enu.pngSampleRes_ResHack_View_fra.png

    Make a test like this : comment any line of file Desktop.ini, save modifs & refresh (Key F5 on keyboard) or close window & reopen it. ...Appreciate!

    This feature can also apply to others Vista2XP Packs.

    PS : If u prefer, u can choose an easier way to translate : "by combining" CopyFiles & Strings sections (like I do in Vista2XP Pack #3)

    CopyFiles Section

    MyPicts_Localization_Method2.png

    [strings] Section <--- No ID = default language [ here en-USA = English(USA) ]

    MyPicts_Localization_Strings_enu.png

    Section [strings.040C] <--- 040C = fr-FR language ID = Français(France)

    MyPicts_Localization_Strings_fra.png

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    Vista2XP Packs are XP customization/replacers addons based on Vista's resources & work on sme way : replacement (with/without backup) XP files with ones from addons.

    UAP_InstallPrompten.png

    At the biginning, it was a AIO bilingual (ENU/FRA) addon for my own use. But, I decide, 9 months ago, to also create some standalone packs (Read MY REQUEST HERE ---> in french :blush: ) and to share all with the members of upd.fr, my 1rst community on the net.

    But, due some help I've received on script rewritting from various sites members,I decided to share my work with a largest communauty :icon_cool:

    Addon(s) is(are) available (u've choice) as :

    • AIO Pack :
      Btn_Telecharger.png Compatibility_EN.png
      Size : 61.3 MB
      MD5 : 36B482F5316B9463C9E98EBEF895102B

    and StandAlone packs below:

    • Pack Vista2XP #1 : Sample Pictures ( images sizes : 1024x768 | 1600x1200 )
      Default Pictures
      XP_SamplePicts.png
      replacer
      XP_SamplePicts_Replacers.png
      Images from Vista
      VistaSamplePicts.png
      Images added
      XP_SamplePicts_Added.png
      Sample Pictures Backup Dir (%AllUsersProfile%\My images\Sample Pictures)
      SamplePics_BackupDir.png
      Btn_Telecharger.png Compatibility_EN.png
      Size : 12.3 MB
      MD5 : 55BD42F586B4A78E1A31ED4B11A26985
    • Pack Vista2XP #2 : Screen Savers
      PREREQUISITE : OPENGL32.DLL (included in WinXP, in addon & copied to %windir%\system32)
      Default Screen Savers
      XPScrSavers.png
      Replacer
      ScrSavers_Replacers.png
      Added
      ScrSavers_Added.png
      Screen Savers Backup Dir (%SystemRoot%\system32)
      ScrSavers_BackupDir.png
      Btn_Telecharger.png Compatibility_EN.png
      Size : 6.66 MB
      MD5 : 727FF439919C52878355D48C7DC61C86
    • Pack Vista2XP #3 : User Account Pictures (Avatars) ( images sizes : 128x128 )
      PREREQUISITES : Windows Script 5.6
      Defzult UAP
      XP_UAPics_Original_1.pngXP_UAPics_Original_2.png
      Replacers
      XP_UAP_Replacers_1.pngXP_UAP_Replacers_2.png
      Added
      UAPicts_Added_1x.pngUAPicts_Added_2x.png
      Avatars backup Dir (%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures)
      UAPicts_BackupDir.png
      Btn_Telecharger.png Compatibility_EN.png
      Size : 4.19 MB
      MD5 : C1E9AD6BB52E6096E211B79E90A6169A
    • Pack Vista2XP #4 : Wallpapers ( images sizes : 1024x768 | 1280x1024 | 1600x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1920x1200 | 1920x1440 )
      Default Wallpapers
      XP_Wallapapers_Original_mini1.pngXP_Wallapapers_Original_mini2.png
      Replacers
      XP_Wallapapers_Replacers_mini1.pngXP_Wallapapers_Replacers_mini2.png
      Added
      Wallpapers_added_1.png
      Wallpapers_added_2.png
      Wallpapers_added_3.png
      Wallpapers_added_4.png
      Wallpapers_added_5.png
      Wallpapers_added_6.png
      Wallpapers_added_7.png
      Wallpapers_added_8.png
      Wallpapers_added_9.png
      trave404.jpg
      Wallpapers Backup Dir (%Windir%\Web\Wallpaper)
      Wallpapers_BackupDir.png

      • Windows Movie Maker : ( images sizes : 640x480 | 640x360 )
        MMaker Default Images
        MovieMaker_original.png
        Replacers
        MovieMaker_Replacers.png
        Added
        Movie_Maker_NewImgs.png
        MovieMaker Backup Dir (%ProgramFiles%\Movie Maker\Shared)
        MovieMaker_BackupDir.png
      Btn_Download.png Compatibility_EN.png
      Size : 43.9 MB
      MD5 : A9DA99A24374AEB2A29C44BA064EC155

////////////////////////////////////::: INSTALLATION/UNINSTALLATION ::://////////////////////////////

NB : Install/uninstall dialogs/messages/prompts may be differents as ones visibles on snapshots available in topic. It's normal : I'm tryin' to make them more "professional".

All Packs are installable/uninstallable by Add/Suppress Windows Component fonction

Packs_Vista2XP_AsComponents_enu.pngStandAlonePacks_AsComponents_enu.png

And a prompt message displays, giving u the ability to check ( and thus to remedy it) that no file from pack whose have uninstallation in progress is in use.

Pack_UninstallPrompt_msg.png

If u click on :

  • Cancel : System will consider the componant as uninstalled; but really, it is false. ( TO FIX ).
  • OK : opens Display Properties Window on tab (in case of pack #2) Screen saver. By caution, choose (NONE). U can change/modify after uninstallation of pack.
    Set_ScrnSaver_enu.png

///////////////////::: PARTICULAR CASE : Vista2XP Pack #3 :::///////////

During installation/uninstallation, u can choose to de modify/change your avatar :

UAP_ChooserPrompt_enu.png

WARNING : during uninstallation, please follow procedure below :

UAP_Uninstall_Prompt_enu.png

If u click on :

  • Cancel, nothing happens.
  • OK, script %windir%\Resources\Xtr3mAddOneRes\Scripts\Avatars.js starts & Choose a new picture for your account window appears (Timeout = 15 seconds):
    UAP_MainPage_mini.png
  • NB : WAIT until u see Vista2XP Pack #3 window files deletion
    UAP_RestoreFiles.png
  • After that, double-click on any avatar & close all others windows.
    UAP_EndUninstall_Prompt_enu.png
  • If u double-click on an image before deletion of Vista2XP Pack #3 files, your account will keep an avatar from Pack #3.
    UAP_MainPage_Bug_mini.png
  • To fix it, click on 'Start' button ---> click on the image near your username
    UAP_StartMenu.png
  • Now, choose any avatar. Voilààà...

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Hi!

Ok, the last pack (Pack #4 : Wallpapers) is online.

I also fixed a minor bug in file Vista2XP from AIO Pack (without that,Vista2XP Pack #4 - Official Wallpaper.jpg won't be copied during integration.)

Bye ;)

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