how can i replace the explorer.exe on a windows xp disk

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how can i replace the explorer.exe on a windows xp disk

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how can i modify and replace the explorer.exe on a windows xp install disk? any help would be great

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Delete explorer.ex_ and drop in the modified explorer.exe. Recompressing explorer into explorer.cab and then changing extension to .ex_ is optional.
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yourepicfailure wrote:Delete explorer.ex_ and drop in the modified explorer.exe. Recompressing explorer into explorer.cab and then changing extension to .ex_ is optional.
so i dont have to make it "explorer.ex_" when i add it back? all ive really done is add the old windows flag to the start button via changing the bitmaps.

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The underscore extension indicates the binary was cab compressed. Recompression is optional. Adding the underscore extension to an uncompressed file will cause problems.

As long as you delete the compressed version, you'll be fine. If you don't, the underscore is alphanumerically before any other symbol in the extension and will be copied/extracted while the uncompressed will not.

TLDR again delete the compressed version and drop in the modded binary.
Don't pass it off as a "new" build.
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yourepicfailure wrote:The underscore extension indicates the binary was cab compressed. Recompression is optional.
As long as you delete the compressed version, you'll be fine. If you don't, the underscore is alphanumerically before any other symbol in the extension and will be copied/extracted while the uncompressed will not.

TLDR again delete the compressed version and drop in the modded binary.
Don't pass it off as a "new" build.
no intention of passing it off just wanna create a install disk with all updates and mods for myself.guess i should have been more clearer on my reasons to start with

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Re: how can i replace the explorer.exe on a windows xp disk

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https://mega.nz/#!FENHjSzY!wAyBro0ry0Vm ... sranCN9dCU

Something I made and used while modding Windows XP Starter Edition... Modify one of the scripts and you should be able to get a working file. It won't just work, you need to copy modified explorer.exe to that folder, edit the WINLOGON_EXE.BAT (replace winlogon with explorer) and run that script.

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