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 PostPost subject: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:28 pm 
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1. Download the lastest Resource Hacker (3.6 - 16 September 2011)
2. Takeown System32\shsxs.dll.
3. Open it in Resource Hacker
4. Replace the 5231 and 5232 (PNG) resources.
5. Backup it.
6. Save the resource hacked shsxs.
7. Reboot

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:30 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:37 pm 
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The part in between the tiles is still green, another entry to edit for that?

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:00 pm 
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The SysWOW64 doesn't need to be changed since the Start screen is always opened in 64-bit on 64-bit Windows.


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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:07 pm 
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Panda X wrote:
The SysWOW64 doesn't need to be changed since the Start screen is always opened in 64-bit on 64-bit Windows.


How do you edit the background color (I mean the green band) ? ;)
I guess it's in UI files right? :P

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Thanks :)
But I'm waiting for Panda X's or Hounsell's guide as they changed everything from the green band in the middle, to the lockscreen and sidebars.

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:34 pm 
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TechDudeGeorge wrote:
Thanks :)
But I'm waiting for Panda X's or Hounsell's guide as they changed everything from the green band in the middle, to the lockscreen and sidebars.


No problem. I did what i could.
If they don't want to make public their method, not my fault.


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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Nice tutorial, but I am gonna hold off for now. Surely somebody will create an app to change the background soon.

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Andrew Tapferke wrote:
TechDudeGeorge wrote:
Thanks :)
But I'm waiting for Panda X's or Hounsell's guide as they changed everything from the green band in the middle, to the lockscreen and sidebars.


No problem. I did what i could.
If they don't want to make public their method, not my fault.

Hounsell said he'll be posting the files soon for the blue version. So hopefully someone can edit it to purple or other colours.

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:00 pm 
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TechDudeGeorge wrote:
Hounsell said he'll be posting the files soon for the blue version. So hopefully someone can edit it to purple or other colours.


As far as i understood their method,

WinDBG (x86) - Open Crash Dump - System32\uxtheme.dll -

Code:
.sympath srv*C:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
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dd g_ImmersiveColors
ln g_ImmersiveColors


But i can't get it working.

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Andrew Tapferke wrote:
TechDudeGeorge wrote:
Thanks :)
But I'm waiting for Panda X's or Hounsell's guide as they changed everything from the green band in the middle, to the lockscreen and sidebars.


No problem. I did what i could.
If they don't want to make public their method, not my fault.


It's not that we didn't want to make it public, I had to write a basic tutorial/guide while also finishing up and make sure everything would work. However as of a few minutes ago we've published a quick tutorial so people could do it themselves. http://metrothemes.deviantart.com


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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:54 am 
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I think this may be what your looking for, at least part way.



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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:38 pm 
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There is a better program for Windows 8 Start Screen Customization, My WDP Tools.


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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:38 am 
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This one did it for me. Pay attention to the resolution instructions!

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 PostPost subject: Re: TUT: Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Background        Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:31 am 
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The start screen changer(s)/start screen is really glitchy.

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