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Vista Resources?

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Hello,

I'm looking for the Vista resources and bitmaps, in particular for the version banner shown in the About Windows dialog, for example. I've looked in the usual files (winbrand.dll, shell32.dll, explorer.exe, user32.dll and so on) but they aren't there. Does anybody know where MS has hidden them?

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Microsoft has stored some of these files in the *.mui files located in similar locations to *.exe files. In the system32 folder they are located in the computer named versions of your language (such as en-us for English) and so on.

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Post by empireum »

Thanks

edit: I looked in some of the *.mui files, none of them contained any bitmaps.

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empireum wrote:Thanks

edit: I looked in some of the *.mui files, none of them contained any bitmaps.
you should extract the RC Data in wim files

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Namronia wrote:
empireum wrote:Thanks

edit: I looked in some of the *.mui files, none of them contained any bitmaps.
you should extract the RC Data in wim files
Would you mind being a bit more detailed?

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I thought that the about windows bitmap was in basebrd.dll ? I dont have vista to verify that though
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Post by empireum »

I looked in several files that were good candidates for them in the predecessors of Vista, but I found just their, i.e. pre-Vista, "about" bitmaps.

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those Bitmaps are in C:\Windows\Branding\

shellbranding.dll and basebranding.dll
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Post by empireum »

Many thanks! Firing up the Vista VM now...

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