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how to make my own shell32.dll....

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when i edit my shell file and makecab it and replace it in my UADVD some icons dont change?...i added the ryanvm update pack and sp2 to it so is it because of that? how do i get by this if thats the problem?

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I use a modified replacer cmd to replace any shell files in my runonceEx.cmd

That how I get by the problem.

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I copy the shell32.dl_ from my XP Pro + SP 2 + Hotfixes sorce into an folder named The Lab, and the i i expand it, then i use res hack to replace some icons then i makecab-it and then i copy-it back to the XP Ua I386 folder.

I make the iso, and no icons chages, stiil the deafult icons.

And i dont use ryanwn update, just SP2, wich i integrate using nlite, and some hotfixes.

Srry for my eng.

Now, do u guys have any ideea how to make the modiffied shell work?

Thanx

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Nothing other then add a start / w for my replacer.cmd

What I did was modified the replacer.cmd to automaticaly

replace the shell32.dll, then after that done I reboot

and my stuff is there.

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Have you guys ever considered what Windows XP would be like without a shell32.dll? I mean, for those who don't want icons? Would save some resources/memory for sure. Just curious on your thoughts. Cheers.

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I do not think Windows wil not run with out the Shell32.dll

So your idea is no good.

The shell I make is approx Half A MB smaller then the

original shell32.dll from Microsoft. I could make it smaller

if I took out the extra bitmaps I add to the shell.

The modified cmd I use for replacer is set to some specific spots on my

computer.

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i just used resource hacker to replace the icons i wanted & then used the makecab to resize to put on my unattended cd, just took over a month resize all the icons i wanted to resize & i have about another months to do, so i can make another one............

i did use icon package to get the icon libraries from the alienware themes, all three of them, i have some other icon libraries i would like to use as well.............

i have also tried xprize, it is a great idea, not sure if i want to go that far, cause i also have modded mspaint, cmdprompt, & mspaint w/ some sweet icons i found...........

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been reading this thread and i have a question...

when using the res hacker replace icon method do u have to do any resizing of icons at all? or just replace them?

also does anyone know where the icons are stored for winamp please? i want to replace these for some of foood's icons

thanks

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been reading this thread and i have a question...

when using the res hacker replace icon method do u have to do any resizing of icons at all? or just replace them?

also does anyone know where the icons are stored for winamp please? i want to replace these for some of foood's icons

thanks

i think u dont have to resize it.. im using restorator2005 to edit my shell32 & i dont do any resizing there too... but i think resizing icons is like reducing the file size...

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cool! cos i was thinking of creating my own version of shell32.dll with foood's icons and a few others and i didnt wanna spend ages doing it for it not to work, lol

thanks :)

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when using the res hacker replace icon method do u have to do any resizing of icons at all? or just replace them?

what i did was to resize the icons to include all but the 4-bit (16 colors), all other formats are shown below

8bit - 256 colors

48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 16x16

24bit - true color

48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 16x16

XP format

128x128, 96x96, 72x72, 64x64, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 16x16

Vista

256x256 packed (so only be seen if used w/ vista)

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