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i want to change my icons for my UA install. how should i do this? is there a program that allow me to make my icons into an exe file so that all i need to do is to run that file and it will edit the system files? or should i just copy over my system32.dll and stuff like that?

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actually resourcehacker can solve ur problem

what i do is ,

edit shell32.dll (replace all bitmaps, icons, dialogue, strings

and save it as shell32.res....

so to update every release or newer shell32.dll

i use this command to update newer shell32.dll

"ResHacker.exe -modify shell32.dll, shell32.dll, shell32.res,,," (without quotes)

all three files must be in the same folder

then "modifype shell32.dll -c" (without quotes)

then "makecab shell32.dll" (without quotes)

then replace i386\shell32.dl_ with new modified shell32.dl_

can be done with any cpl, dll, exe ********

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my respatch.cmd file seems like this

ResHacker.exe -modify explorer.exe, explorer.exe, ex.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify iexplore.exe, iexplore.exe, iexplore.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify shell32.dll, shell32.dll, shell32.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify msimn.exe, msimn.exe, msimn.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify msoeres.dll, msoeres.dll, msoeres.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify mydocs.dll, mydocs.dll, mydocs.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify msgina.dll, msgina.dll, msgina.res,,,

ResHacker.exe -modify zipfldr.dll, zipfldr.dll, zipfldr.res,,,

pause

i got all

resourcehacker.exe

*.dll

*.res

files on the same folder

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you need to recompress that...

first run

modifype shell32.dll -c
now compress it
makecab shell32.dll

or u can jcarle utilities to compress (dotnet framework needed)

now replace original shell32.dl_ from ur xpcd\i386 with new created shell32.dl_

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if u left out all the file u modified just in expended form,

then the UAXPCD won't fit on normal 700 MB CD.

coz size matter

:)

my expanded shell32.dll is 45 MB

and compresses is just 11 MB

just see the difference

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