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NT4 Visual Update 3 Release Candidate 1

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NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1

The aim NT4VU3 is to patch every image resource in NT4 possible with newer
resources mainly from Windows XP and Vista. Dialogs and Wizards are also
updated to give a nice and newer feel.

NT4VU3 Patches:
Desktop Icons
Dialog Images
App Icons
CPL Icons and Images
Internet Explorer 6 Icons
Internet Explorer 6 Bitmaps
Outlook Express Icons
Start Menu Icons
Folder Icons
Setup Icons
Notepad Shortcuts
Systray Icons
Windows Media Player 6.4 Icons
Windows Media Player 7 Icons \ Dialogs
Terminal Server Client Icons
Printer Wizard Update
Network Dialog
Proxy Login Dialog
Logon Screensaver
(Thats all I think.)

[New Features in NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1]
Tahooma Font

[Updated in NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1]
Minor Fixes

[System Requirements]
Windows NT4 Workstation or Windows NT4 Server (Terminal Server Untested).
Service Pack 6a (Untested on older Service Pack eg SP5).
Video Adapter capable of displaying in 32Bit Colour.

Internet Explorer 6 (Not required. IE2, IE5 etc patching untested).
WMP 6 or 7.0 (Not required and are only Patched to a small extent).

[Screenshot]
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[Downloads]
This build is seperated supports both Windows NT4 Workstation and Windows NT4 Server.
There are three different builds, NT4 Server, NT4 Workstation with the standard shell and NT4 Workstation with the shell update. NT4 Server with the shell update is not supported. NT4 Terminal Server is also not supported.

NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Workstation (Standard Shell) - Download
NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Worstation (Shell Update) - Download
NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Server - Download

To download many of the old versions of NT4VU because you have nothing better to do with your time.
http://awergh.110mb.com/archive.html

Edited by awergh, 10 October 2009 - 06:13 AM.



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Screenshots, please.

Thanks.

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added one main screenshot to the first post will add more if there is more interest

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Can you try Windows 2000 RP on NT4?

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when i tried to register rpl2k.dll it failed.
I had a look at rpl2k.dll in dependency walker and it is missing
GDI32.DLL : GdiAlphaBlend

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New version NT4 Visual Update Alpha 2 (0.6)
Fixes:
User32.dll is no longer included as it didnt work im about that i thought it wasnt there
Features:
Slightly newer looking logon screen
Better installer, no need to go into dos to install it now (you will need to restart afterwards though)
Slightly better compression

Download 1.54MB
http://savefile.com/files/529142

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New version NT4 Visual Update Beta 1 (0.7)
Fixes:
Deldold.bat is included so that you can delete those *.d.old files created by the installer (use this if installing over 0.6)
Dont need to have nt installed at C:\winnt anymore

Features:
improved logon screen and lock screen
CPLs files are now patched
winver image is now patched
comes with 2k like visual theme (not selected in appearance tab)

Download 2.38MB
http://savefile.com/files/533187


Would anyone mind if i distributed this in a 7z file?
Can i have some feedback please.
Should this be in the customising windows forum instead?

Edited by awergh, 05 April 2007 - 05:25 AM.


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Hello ,
can you put your NT4 Visual Update in an other link ,
I can't dl it to try !!
Thanks
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Yay! interest.

New version NT4 Visual Update Beta 2 (0.8)
Fixes:
winver image removed because it causes user32.dll errors
removed giant start menu icons

Features:
- Newer looking installer still relies on batch files but the front end is an installer if you choose to install it and you can
install only the things you want, no need to have mstask.dll if you havent got scheduled tasks
- Patched systray however havent got a 256 colour systray patch.
- Patched a few more shell32 icons
- Patched some network dialogues and network icons
- Patched browsing icons

Download unfortunatly you have to wait for a ticket
http://files-upload....t4vub2.exe.html

Notes:
- will restore winver image in next version.
- will try to do user32.dll icons as well.

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Installed it yesterday on NT4 I have in a virtual machine. It's nice. Well done.

The icons do not update even after reboot unless I go in the Plus tab of the display properties and select big icons, apply and deselect it to go back to normal icons.

And this on copy, move, delete :

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Emptying the recycle bin transparency is fine.

Edited by eidenk, 20 March 2007 - 07:34 AM.

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thanks
have added the deletion of shelliconcache to the installation
not sure what to do about transparancy

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Maybe they just need a red background and not a pink one. The avi for emptying the recycle bin has a red background and it appears transparent.

Also I did not find the 2k color scheme as a choice in the list for an account I have created after applying the patch.

Maybe it should be installed there :

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes

Edited by eidenk, 22 March 2007 - 12:10 PM.

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It doesnt seem to work for me there, the original works
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes

you can try it if you like
Attached File  2ktheme.reg   2.26KB   20 downloads

Edited by awergh, 25 March 2007 - 05:27 AM.


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I've said this for almost every pack released:

Icons in start menu are wrong! They are too big. You have to use the smaller ones from xp's shell32. Take a closer look and you will find them.

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you have?
i fixed them but i havent shown a screenshot

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Update: NT4 Visual Update Beta 3

Fixes:
Fixed Backup so it includes all files modified

Features:
Patched more ie icons
Patched more cpl icons
Patched more start menu icons
Patched more shell icons
Patched notepad so now with shortcut keys

DOWNLOAD
http://files-upload....t4vub3.exe.html

CPLS
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Edited by awergh, 05 April 2007 - 05:40 AM.


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Hello :hello: ,
can you put your NT4 Visual Update in an other link ,
I can't dl it !! :blushing:
Thanks , Merci :thumbup
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Update: NT4 Visual Update Release Candidate 1 (0.95)

Fixes:
Fixed Backup so it copies files to %windir%\nt4vubck instead of C:\nt4vubck.
Fixed Readme so its up to date.

Features:
Patched icons here and there.
Patched Dialup Networking Icon.
Patched Web Folders Icon.
Created proper Restore that can be used in windows and includes all files that have been changed.
Installer now includes more options.

DOWNLOAD 7.11MB
http://files-upload....4vurc1.exe.html

ScreenShots

Logon Screen:
http://awergh.110mb.com/logon.jpg
http://awergh.110mb.com/logon2.jpg
http://awergh.110mb.com/logon3.jpg

My Computer:
http://awergh.110mb.com/mycomputer.jpg

Control Panel:
http://awergh.110mb....ontrolpanel.jpg

PS: I really should find a proper file hoster but i havent yet.

Edited by awergh, 27 April 2007 - 06:40 PM.


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hosting on files-upload is fine, anyone can download from there.
however, your screenshots cannot be seen (403 - Forbidden "You don't have permission to access /logon3.jpg on this server.")...

How did you manage to inflate small icon library to 7+MB? Using multiple installers within installers? ;)

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well, i sort of umm, didnt work out how to patch the files so i just included the whole file thats how it got to 7mb if you look inside the archive it is about 20mb, i havent worked out how to patch the files

fixed the screenshots you can now access them
the contents of the archive is just some exe, dll, and cpl files that can replace the winnt files
some batch files and a delphi prog which is all pretty looking which allows you to have optional components and stuff

Edited by awergh, 27 April 2007 - 06:43 PM.


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Still can't see the pics! Try www.imagevenue.com

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thats odd i hadnt noticed, well one of the images works ill post some more elsewhere when I build another nt4 box

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Nice project....

But, can u provide us with some screenshots that are not horrible like those... I mean JPG compression is terrible... It killed the point of those images... Try compressing bmps with Irfan View pls cuzz i cannot see lots from those images...

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Screenshots
http://img107.imagev..._122_1176lo.jpg
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http://img31.imageve...p_122_751lo.jpg
http://img31.imageve...k_122_698lo.jpg
http://img153.imagev...k_122_546lo.jpg

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No... these are invalid too....

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