Linkin Park Logo Start Menu Button (Windows 7 only)

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    VorteXLP

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    Hi guys,

    A friend of mine came up with the idea to create a LP theme for Windows 7.
    Now I don't want to create a whole theme, but a LP start menu button seemed cool to me.

    So I made it, and here's a screenshot:
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    It has a nice hover/clicked state too.

    For the people who want it too, here's a simple tutorial.
    It isn't hard and you can always change it back :) (I'm not responsible if it causes any problems though, of which the chance is minimal)

    How-To Install in 5 simple steps:
    1) Download the .ZIP file attached to this post
    2) Unzip the file
    3) Open 'Windows 7 Start Button Changer.exe'
    4) Click the start button icon next to 'Select & Change Start Button', and then select my LP orb image
    5) Wait for it to show up and enjoy :D

    Troubleshooting
    - In the rare eventuality that you lose your explorer.exe, then from your desktop, press CTRL-SHIFT-ESC to bring up the Task Manager. Click File tab > New Task > Type cmd > Click Run. In the command prompt which opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Restart when asked to.

    - IF in x64 version, you receive an ‘unhandled exception‘ error, please click on Continue or try running it again ‘As an Admin‘.

    - IF the Start Button does not get changed, you may have to follow these steps:
    a) Make sure that the program is closed.
    b) Manually take ownership of “C:\Windows\explorer.exe”
    c) Run the program and select the orb. It should now work.

    Questions/Suggestions
    Reply in this topic :)

    Enjoy!


    Thanks to Kishan Bagaria for the button-change-software
     

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    hawk

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    That. Is. Fucking. Sweet.
    Just because I might have to how can I remove this? Seeing as my whole family uses the computer, and may not approve.
     
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    VorteXLP

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    @Hawk: Thanks :D If you want to restore your original button, click the icon next to 'Restore Original Explorer Backup'
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    hawk

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    Thats awesome man - I love it.
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    Sweet as, thanks!
     
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    Dude! Thanks man!!!
     
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    caselimor

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    It worked! Thanks! :lol:

    This is awesome.

    NOTE: I had to choose "Run as Admin" to get it to change on my computer.
     
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    Rahat

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    This is cool, thanks!
     
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    OkamiSensei

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    This is when I don't want to be a Mac user. :p
     
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    VorteXLP

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    I'm a Mac user myself too, but I use this in my Parallels VM.
     
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    ernieball003

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    Looks like I have to go as the Admin too.
     
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    morra

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    let me say that i like that.
     
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    rcm034

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    Just installed this... effing awesome man thanks.
     
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    travz21

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    I came. Everywhere. This is awesome. Thank you.
     
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    Todd Jensen

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    sweet
     
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    Wait, it's not working for me... When I open it and try to choose it, it says an unhandled exception has occured. Then it says that if i click continue it will ignore the error and continue. Then nothing happens... What's going on? Please help!
     
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    Todd Jensen

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    wait! Forget it! I figured it out! all i had to do was right click on the program and click run as administrator and BOOM! It worked! Thanks man, looks fuckin AWESOME!
     
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    Hidia

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    It doesnt work for me.. I dont know how to instal it as a Administrator. Im the administrator of this laptop, so why doesnt it work for me? :(
     
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    LPSoul

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    Right click on the Windows 7 Start Button Changer and click Run as Administrator and it should work ;)
     
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    jedibeaner

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    Ooooooo. When I get home I am going to try it.
     

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