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Tihiy

Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8

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  1. 1. Will you be able to use explorer7 with current limitations?

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it patches the Win7 explorer file. Running the newer version complains about already patched file.

Oh I see.

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If one wanted to have everything automated the tool would have to download Win7 SP1 (500MB), extract explorer.exe & explorer.exe.mui from there and then patch them.

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If one wanted to have everything automated the tool would have to download Win7 SP1 (500MB), extract explorer.exe & explorer.exe.mui from there and then patch them.

Actually, he probably would be allowed to for instance:

1. Create the patched Windows 7 Explorer file on his own machine.

2. Run a DIFF between the Windows 8 RP Explorer and his now patched Windows 7 one.

3. Do the same for the MUI.

4. Have his patcher apply the DIFFs to the RP Explorer and MUI to create the patched Windows 7 ones.

Beyond that his program would be the same, wait for user prompt to decide whether they want the Windows 7 Explorer or Windows 8 RP one.

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I've cleaned up this thread of unnecessary drama. Sorry if some on-topic stuff had to go with it.

For the record: we cannot legally share original MS files (from Windows or anything else, be it explorer.exe or whatever else). It's also against the forum rules, and understandably the site owner doesn't like getting DMCA takedown notices in his email. If someone doesn't like it, they can feel free to provide a better solution (while remaining legal of course).

Constructive criticism and on-topic discussion is more than welcome as usual. Let's keep it at that please.

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This explorer 7 is more interesting than I thought.

- Now there are sounds when I sign out, sign in or shut down or start the computer.

- With explorer 8, the automatic theme always makes the title bar and the taskbar have the same color when I change the wallpaper. This explorer 7 lets them choose color severally. The color of the taskbar always blends well with the color at the bottom of the wallpaper, while the title bar will have the dominate color of the whole picture. This means sometimes they have the same color, sometimes they have different color. And I really like this!

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Are you sure this patch is still working?

I tried it today on Windows 8 x64 updated Build 8400 and it didn't worked. No start menu here!

Thanks!

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Anyway, how about getting Win7 SP1 explorer.exe from this hotfix?

expand the MSU and use expand.exe to extract the CAB.

I tried it today on Windows 8 x64 updated Build 8400 and it didn't worked. No start menu here!

have you used the 64Bit Explorer? Is the MUI at the correct place?

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I wonder why he can't solve the problem relating to the scroll bar I mentioned in my own topic. It is explorer 7, and this problem doesn't happen on W7 at all.

In case there is a new update, I would like it possible to log out through the start menu instead of having to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

And ... I think Tomasz86 just offered where to get explorer 7, he didn't ask for the way how to get it!

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I think Tomasz86 just offered where to get explorer 7, he didn't ask for the way how to get it!

ok, I misunderstood this.

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have you used the 64Bit Explorer? Is the MUI at the correct place?

Yeah, you were right! I didn't place the MUI in the /explorer7/en-US, it was rather in the explorer7 directory.

Now with the old explorer I'm wondering how can one connect to Wifi, since the network icon doesn't have that function like in windows 7 and the right menu isn't anymore.

And would the windows 8 explorer work in windows 7 ? Not that I want it, but just a testing question.

Thanks!

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it could but would be crippled by some functions

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Beta 2 released - attached to first post

- New Alt-tab window works;

- Start menu shutdown choices shows Log off, Switch user, Lock.

When upgrading, you must first run patchex7 and select "8", then re-logon in order to be able to replace files. After replacing files, run patchex7 and select "7".

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awesome, thanks :)

:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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Actually, I always copy folder Explorer7 with the two needed unpatched files to a new place. Then I put the new patch into this folder and run it there. When I know the new explorer runs OK, what I need to do is delete the old folder. I don't have to change it back to explorer 8 before using the new patch.

Thanks for this upgrading.

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Thanks for the update

Works great :thumbup

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Hell! I've just read through some old posts and find out I made a big mistake in this one:

I wonder why he can't solve the problem relating to the scroll bar I mentioned in my own topic. It is explorer 7, and this problem doesn't happen on W7 at all.

Actually, I wanted to ask why it couldn't solve my problem! And by "it" I mean explorer 7, I didn't mean you, Tihiy! Don't know why I didn't read my post carefully before posting it at that time.

Hey, Tihiy, you know well that I am a reasonable and polite person, right? I won't say something mindless like that!

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Tihiy, unless you're the user mustdie, someone else is distributing your work without mentioning you.

Edited by UltimateSilence
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Weird thing the fact that ribbon is not explorer dependent. I know the main part of it is in explorerframe.dll , talking the guy who figured out that if we delete this we get rid of ribbon. Now to the point, wondering if we would import the file to Windows 7 explorerframe and add back/forward button images to .msstyle would we get ribbon in windows 7 explorer as well.

Edited by kala
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Btw, it is possible to fix the "connect to network" dialog and bring the Win7 version back? I hate when Win8 fill so much space which this dialog.

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Btw, it is possible to fix the "connect to network" dialog and bring the Win7 version back? I hate when Win8 fill so much space which this dialog.
You're not the only one. Win7 one is hard to port, but if you have Win8 DP around, you can try swapping pnidui.dll, van.dll and netshell.dll (and corresponding mui files) from system32 dir. Edited by Tihiy
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Tihiy, unless you're the user mustdie, someone else is distributing your work without mentioning you.

thats what you get when you show your work to MDL kids

its inevitable but they won't have most recent versions

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Well, in any case, that's a Russian site, so Tihiy is better equipped than most of us to complain there. But, in any case, with threads about it here, and over in Neowin and MDL, all linking Tihiy to this product in particular, that "mustdie" must be out of his mind if he thinks he can get away with pretending to be the developer! :wacko:

Later edit: I don't think "mustdie" is trying to claim authorship, really.

I just noticed that just above the download link, there is a lone word: "Источник" that, according to Bing Translator means "Source", and if one hovers the mouse pointer above it, it's a link to the MDL thread. So I think he's just trying to spread the word. Of course Tihiy can complain about unauthorized redistribution... but I do not think he will. dubbio.gif

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Well, in any case, that's a Russian site, so Tihiy is better equipped than most of us to complain there. But, in any case, with threads about it here, and over in Neowin and MDL, all linking Tihiy to this product in particular, that "mustdie" must be out of his mind if he thinks he can get away with pretending to be the developer! :wacko:

Later edit: I don't think "mustdie" is trying to claim authorship, really.

I just noticed that just above the download link, there is a lone word: "Источник" that, according to Bing Translator means "Source", and if one hovers the mouse pointer above it, it's a link to the MDL thread. So I think he's just trying to spread the word. Of course Tihiy can complain about unauthorized redistribution... but I do not think he will. dubbio.gif

I just figured that he should know.

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