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  1. W3bbo

    Vize 2.0 Release 1

    So... this is Vize 2.0 Release 1, which is more of a beta than anything else. It includes all the resources patched by Vize 1.1 Beta, and then some, including the fixes developed by Saarineames ( http://saarineames.deviantart.com ), including: 256x256 Flip3D icon Fixed the back/forward button background hover stretch when in Classic mode (great for WS2008 users!) x64 support (untested, which is what this beta is for) Uses the same installation system as xpize 5 And some other stuff What doesn't work: UxTheme patching system. I need to modify my code (which is based off Deepxw's) first. Vize 1.x didn't patch UxTheme anyway so you're not missing out on anything. What hasn't been tested: x64 (it should work, in theory) Uninstallation (it probably won't work, it doesn't change file permissions during uninstallation) What's coming in future releases: Getting seasick of the blue/green combo? I'm working on something to match WS2008's silver wizard art style for Vista, including fixing up ShellStyles UxTheme (God willing) I'm just working on the binaries right now, I'll post them in a couple of hours. Update: Download it now from the downloads page: http://www.vizeos.net/download.php
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    Team of Developers for XPize & Vize continuation

    Ugh, I need to move it on to GitHub... It's been 8 years since I took over from XPero (wow...). Thing is, the project isn't needed anymore - Windows 8 and 10 are already fairly consistent - and the new aggressive Windows Update and Windows File Protection systems make it harder to resource-patch Windows' system files. Send me a PM if you'd like to move everything from my private TFS to GitHub. I'm too busy right now
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    I've had this domain name for some time now, I thought now would be a good time to launch a website for it, especially after a few people started begging me for something. Sevenize itself isn't ready just yet, but I've been searching the Internet for existing work, and I'm pleased to announce that Alexandru Ghinea, creator of the Windows 7 Refresh Pack, has allowed me to use his work in Sevenize. If anyone has any other suggestions or pre-made improvements let me know and I'll work on including them. I'm also working with Long Zheng with his windows 7 Taskforce website to see what UI quirks we can fix. Discuss! EDIT: Oh, here's the URL: http://www.sevenize.com
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    So uhm, "hi"... What's the current status of Windows 7 thesedays? Are many GUI fixes still needed? I use Windows 8.0 and 8.1 a lot at work and I don't feel there is anything I can do there - all of the 2000 and XP-styled resources seem to have gone now, which is good. All that remains is the Metro environment everyone hates, but that's fixed with Stardock's utilities or the free stuff that's available, like Classic Shell / Classic Start Menu.
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    XPize corrupts WinXP CD

    With respect, xpize 4.7 does not support XP SP3 or XP x64 at all... just saying Patching I386 files itself is a temperamental process and cannot patch as well as a post-install run (e.g. making registry changes). For this reason, I'll remove I386 patching from the next release, if there is one. Also, I think it's better to have trustworthy and unadulterated installation images.
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    XPize and XP x64

    What issue? I run XP64 with xpize 5R6 without issues.
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    File types have generic icon after XPizing XP x64

    I've looked into this and cannot identify the cause. Windows handles HTML files specially anyway (e.g. if you have Microsoft Word installed, if a *.html file contains certain <meta> elements then the file will have the Word HTML icon instead of the standard HTML file icon). For this, and other reasons, I strongly suggest running xpize after you've installed Windows, rather than patching a CD image. If I ever do release a new version, I'll remove the I386/CD-image patching feature because it doesn't work as-intended.
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    XPize 5R6

    The files modified are too numerous to list here, sorry. I suggest that you uninstall xpize then re-install, but click on the "Advanced" button and uncheck the files you want to preserve (e.g. for winrar, etc).
  9. The cursor pack included in xpize is from the Fedora project (used under license). The "Denied" cursor is the Skull and Crossbones. I disagree with the design, I think it's inappropriate, but I don't have a suitable replacement. If you revert back to the standard XP cursors you'll get a "Forbidden" symbol (a circle with a line through it) if you perform the same action. This is because you cannot drag and drop files onto the Windows Explorer chrome area.
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    If I want change Dialog command.How can I do?

    You'll need to dump the raw binary DIALOGEX resource to disk, then use a tool like Visual Studio's dialog editor to make the changes and save it, then include the replacement with the following XML <patch name="Foobar" path="%windir%\system32\somefile.cpl" enabled="false"> <res type="dialog" name="1" lang="1033" src="Base\Windows\system32\somefile.cpl\1-1033.dialog" /> </patch>
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    Still have old Control Panel Date and Time clock

    Changes to the Date and Time control panel are disabled by default, there is an option to enable it during installation. It's disabled because a large number of users complained about it crashing the control panel. Click the Advanced button during installation, it's located under xpize > Icons > Control Panel Applets and Administrative Tools > Res patch: timedate.cpl (the 2nd entry)
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Changelist: Fixed the Luna Element and Darkside Shutdown/Log-off dialogs Resources Improved or Added to:Windows Defender Internet Explorer 8 Cards Windows CardSpace System Error Reporting Windows' branding banner images for x64 systems [*]Improved uninstallation so all your settings are now reset [*]Added a Feedback system [*]And to top it all off, the download is over a megabyte smaller than Release 5 Downloaderise it.
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    Is there a tutorial?

    I posted a two-part video tutorial on my YouTube page a couple of years ago. Note that an Anolis package isn't the same thing as a Windows visual style/theme, those are made separately.
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    xp large icons version

    Not that I'm aware of, no; sorry However the XP art style is not hard to reproduce (it's one of the few advantages to XP's style); if you're after only a handful of icons then it shouldn't be a problem to contact a competent vector artist and get them to do reproductions for you. Maybe find one on Guru.com or something, it shouldn't cost more than $20 or so.
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    IE9 already has Windows 7-styling, though there are still a few errant resources lying around (like the 'enable autocomplete' animation). IE9 has a hidden 'large buttons' mode, so I'm thinking of exposing that as an option in a possible xpize settings application.
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    xp large icons version

    I'm afraid there aren't any. The main reason is that Windows XP doesn't support icons larger than 128x128. The second reason is that 256x256 icons were never made. Most of the high-resolution icons in xpize were donated by the deviantArt user werewolfdev and the raster graphics he supplied were all 128x128 PNG images. You can download them from his dA gallery. I've no doubt that he has the vector originals he created somewhere on his computer, however he never published them, and we never needed them. You could always ask him, of course (but he isn't online much, there was a time when he didn't log-on to deviantArt at all in 2008 and 2009). Right now it says he last logged in 5 weeks ago.
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    I'm feeling very disappointed in myself for a: not keeping you guys informed, and b: not devoting enough time to the project. Here's my current situation. It's just words and promises, but I hope you can trust and believe in me that you will see something eventually: * From now until next week I have to devote my life to writing my undergraduate project dissertation. * Immediately after that I need to study and revise for my final undergraduate examinations, the actual exams run from mid-May to mid-June. * After late-June I will be a free man. Beautiful sweet freedom I haven't felt since I finished High School. I have a great many proejcts to work on If you google "trojan.fakems" you'll see that Malwarebytes frequently incorrectly identifies files as that malware. There isn't much documentation about "trojan.fakems", so my guess is that Malwarebytes flags any system file that purports to be from Microsoft but doesn't match a "known" file, in this case xpize'd Windows files are no-longer identical to the files they should be. On the other hand, this is the first time I've heard of this problem. It's quite possible you really are infected with malware. I personally recommend Microsoft Security Essentials over all other forms of AV (especially Norton), give it a try and see if it reports anything. It also might be worth uploading the file to various free online file scanner services (Kaspersky has one).
  18. To reduce support hassle and because of Windows 7 SP1's imminent public release (due out on the 22nd February), I've decided to make Sevenize require SP1 be installed first. (Before you start complaining, remember that the /ignoreCondition switch still works, so you're free to potentially ruin your HDD if you want ). Watch this thread.
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    2011-02-10 - Sevenize will require SP1

    WLE comes out every year or two, I'm wary of making any changes to it for fear of them becoming obsolete. What issues are you thinking of specifically?
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    xpize 5 release 6a

    You can't.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    You can't extract files from the installer, by design Anyway, if you're stuck at the "pending reboot" screen, just run the installer with the /ignoreCondition switch and it'll let you in.
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    Release 7

    My end-of-term is coming up soon, I'll have a short while to be able to put together xpize 5 Release 7. This release would be few fixes on top of Release 6 and there are a few resources I'd like to finish off (such as in some MMC consoles). If anyone has any suggestions that haven't already been posted on the Release 6 thread, I'd like to hear them.
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    2011-02-10 - Sevenize will require SP1

    I was going to get an initial release of Sevenize out tonight (just to see if the platform works on Windows 7 with only minimal changes), but alas I ran into a problem: Screenshot proof: You'll have to give me some more time I'm afraid.
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    Ok, lets migrate to Windows 7

    Some time within the next two weeks. ...And now it's been two weeks. Will it come out today? I have been working on it during the past few weeks; building a package isn't that much work. Testing it to ensure quality (and more importantly: that it doesn't mess up the computer it's installed on) is what takes time, especially when making arbitrary changes to executable machine code. These past few days have seen me preoccupied with my academic life, I'm having a lot of deadlines creep up on me, so it's important I get these sorted out first. Give me another week or so. If anyone is running Windows 7 and would like to help me test it please post in this thread or PM me. Thanks.