I’m looking for a theme for Windows 7 that changes the overall look of the Windows Explorer. Something that would change the Start orb, the navigation arrows in the Windows Explorer, and also the min, max, and close buttons, together with the icons.
Windows 7 Start Button Changer
First you need UniversalThemePatcher
Like Ezlo Port Theme for Windows 7
-You need to have uxtheme patched to be able to use this.
-Copy the Ezlo folder and Ezlo.theme file to C:WindowsResourcesThemes
-double click Ezlo.theme and enjoy!
-If you want a new start button, replace explorer.exe
to change the start button or navigation arrows in windows explorer requires some additional work, but MESSING WITH SYSTEM FILES IS NOT FOR NOOBS!!!
here's what to do:
1. the goal is to replace some system files with the ones provided with the theme. to do that you need to take ownership of the file you want to change ( in most cases the files are explorer.exe and ExplorerFrame.dll )
here is what to do:
- Make sure you are logged in as an administrator
- Right click explorer.exe in C:Windows, click properties, go to Security Tab, click Advanced, go to Owners tab, click Edit, in "change owner to" box
select Username(PCnameUsername), click Apply, then OK, OK, OK,( this should take you back to the Security tab again ). Now click
Edit, from the "Group or user names" box select Users(PCnameUsers) and check the Full control/Allow check box below. Click Apply,
Yes, OK, OK.
- Rename explorer.exe to explorer.exe.old ( this is a backup of the old start button )
- Copy new explorer.exe to C:Windows
- the process is the same, file is located at C:WindowsSystem32
Win7 Style Builder
if you want to use third party themes for windows 7 then you have to install the patch for it. for 32 bit http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12486736/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits/UxStyle_Core_Jul13_x86.msi or 64 bit version http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12486736/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits/UxStyle_Core_Jul13_x64.msi . after you install the patch you can download various third party themes from the http://devianart.com (search on the site for window 7 shell style themes). i have 3 or 4 good themes if you want i will upload and give you the link. mail me