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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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Hi Tihiy,

Since I installed "Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8", the "Screen Sharing" function of Skype conversation does not work.

Someone else has the same problem?

Edit: and when I hung up the call, the conversation window with that person gone mad

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here windows 8 RTM Core x64 is non-english (zh-TW), when I right ciick a shortcut to exe on desktop, it shows me "Pin to Start Menu" which sould display in my native language zh-TW here.

below is my file structure, explorer.exe version 6.1.7601.17514 from Windows 7 SP1

zh-TW\explorer.exe.mui
7.reg
8.reg
explorer.exe
patchex7.exe
Readme.txt
wrp32.dll
wrp64.dll

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Are you sure the .mui you put into:

zh-TW\explorer.exe.mui

...is in Tradicional Chinese and not in English, by mistake?

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I copy the files from tw_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677414.iso, as it is.

And the start menu is showing text in Traditional Chinese.

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@Tihiy

How about adding 7 shell32.dll.mui to explorer7 folder and load pin/unpin text from it?

2 things I've noticed while using explorer7 :

1 - The MRU programs and the start menu pinned list missing the pin/unpin text in context menu

2 - The "nice" closing of explorer doesn't work, the process remains in memory

cheers.gif

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"Screen Sharing" function of Skype conversation does not work
Can anyone confirm this?
it shows me "Pin to Start Menu" which sould display in my native language zh-TW here
It should be fixed by next version.
How about adding 7 shell32.dll.mui to explorer7 folder and load pin/unpin text from it?
Yep, should do it.
The MRU programs and the start menu pinned list missing the pin/unpin text in context menu
Yes, that's an issue but it's minor since you can still pin by drag&drop and unpin using "remove from this list".
The "nice" closing of explorer doesn't work, the process remains in memory
Thanks, i'll look into it.
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Thanks for this lovely mod, worked great, Microsoft should really listen to consumers and customers if they want their product to succeed because Windows 8 lacks its soul without the start button, don't know WTF was Microsoft smoking when they thought "nobody" uses the Start button anymore and decided to remove it, what a stupid idea.

Now if somebody can bring back Windows Aero I would use Windows 8 as a full time OS.

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Groundbreaking News - Totally New Version!

http://tihiy.net/files/ex7forW8_0.8.zip

ex7forw8.png

- New, automated Andrea Borman-proof GUI installer / patcher. Automatically extracts or copies needed Windows 7 files.

- Explorer7/8 are treated as the same program on taskbar; no need to re-pin

- "Pin to Start Menu" strings are localized from shell32.dll.mui

I'm not dead and bring you goodies! Now Ex7forW8 (that's how i call it for short) is totally awesome.

NOTE: registry is no longer changed when you switch shells, 7.reg/8.reg are obsolete. That's is the reason you must uninstall previously installed beta versions!

Edited by Tihiy
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Wholly SHI*! Handsome work Tihiy! Posted about your project on the Server as a Workstation Forums here -- hope you don't mind

:w00t:

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Tip

for your easy to use, just copy these files and folders from Windows 7, to the installation dir of the program, like this:


en-US\explorer.exe.mui
en-US\shell32.dll.mui
explorer.exe

And run ex7forw8.exe to switch explorer

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AB-proof. ROTFL. rotflmao.gif

Edit: No offense please.

Edited by xpclient
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Outstanding work. Works fantastic :):thumbup

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- New, automated Andrea Borman-proof GUI installer / patcher. Automatically extracts or copies needed Windows 7 files.

rotflmaoslaphandlol.gif Oh man. My poor cat is stuck to the ceiling from when I LOL'd

P.S. absolutely no offense Andrea. Enjoy life and the laughs because it is far too short!

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Good, it's not a beta any more. Thanks for the new version.

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Hi Tihiy -

I have found a minor bug with the ex7forw8 installer.

When trying to install on an en-GB localised install of Win8, the ex7forw8 installer requests the

en-GB Win7 folder which does not exist for Win7.

Renaming the en-US folder to en-GB allows the installation to complete, but the Win7 explorer

is then unable to start until the installed en-GB folder is renamed back to en-US.

Yatsura2k

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When trying to install on an en-GB localised install of Win8, the ex7forw8 installer requests the en-GB Win7 folder which does not exist for Win7.
There is no en-GB variant of windows 7? Anyway i'll provide en-US fallback.
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There is no en-GB variant of windows 7?

Apparently not. My locale, keyboard etc. are all set to 'English (United Kingdom)',

but there is only en-US present.

Anyway i'll provide en-US fallback.

Many thanks !

yatsura2k

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under explorer7, the show desktop button at bottom right corner is visible, it should be invisible as it is in Windows 7.

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it should be invisible as it is in Windows 7.
You mean as in Windows 8, right?
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it should be invisible as it is in Windows 7.
You mean as in Windows 8, right?

Yes it is. That show desktop button is invisible in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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Yes it is. That show desktop button is invisible in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

It is visible in Windows 7:

Windows_7.png

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Hey there Tihiy,

I just created an account just to write this and say thanks a bunch load for this!

Been looking for quite a few apps to do this, but this is just awesome!

Does the job (Windows 8 Pro, 64bit) and no more tiles and I have a start button back!

Do lose multiple task bars though on more than one monitor, but I can live with that.

Thanks so much for this - really really awesome!

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Version 0.9

http://tihiy.net/files/ex7forW8_0.9.zip

- Tool: accepts en-US mui files as fallback for any language

- Tool: improved open speed (does not try to patch explorer each time)

- Tool: command line options (see scripting guide)

- Explorer7: fixed 'Exit explorer' not unloading explorer.exe fully.

Scripting guide: http://tihiy.net/files/Ex7forW8_scripting.zip

Tells you how to install / uninstall / patch silently. Also add a nice context menu to desktop menu to switch shells on the fly.

NOTE: if you run installer from explorer7, installer will restart explorer.exe elevated which can be undesirable. So better switch back to explorer8 before upgrading.

I just created an account just to write this and say thanks a bunch load for this!
Thank you. Now donate :rolleyes: j/k :angel
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Just sent through some cash for ya.

Screwed up the first transaction and it did everything in Russian, wasn't sure if it went through so did it again.

Hope it helps, thanks again for the app!

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