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Win7 Start Orb Loader v1.1.1 by stkov Win7 Start Orb Loader v1.1.1 by stkov
System Requirements
Windows 7 x86 or Windows 7 x64
with default shell (i.e. Windows Explorer.)

Note: not tested on Windows Server 2008 R2.

1. Change your start orb WITHOUT changing explorer.exe. This prevents unnecessary UAC prompts.
2. Choose different start orb for each user.
3. DPI-aware.

Install/Uninstall Guide
Uninstall of version 1.0: run the loader (renamed to explorer.exe), press 'Unload' button, and delete it. Current version is not compatible with ver. 1.0, so uninstall old loader before using current release.

Install of version 1.1: run the loader (w7soldr.exe in the zip, and you can rename it as you want), check 'Options' > 'Enable start orb loader' and press 'Save changes' button. Read usage section for details.

Uninstall of version 1.1: run the loader, uncheck 'Options' > 'Enable start orb loader', uncheck 'Options' > 'Shell integration' and press 'Save changes' button. This will restore all changes done to your system. Delete the loader then you're done.

Summary of Usage (Check details in readme.txt!)
1. Extract w7soldr.exe and run w7soldr.exe.
2. Check 'Options' > 'Enable start orb loader'.
3. Press 'Browse' button to choose the location that contains start orbs you want to use.
4. Choose a start orb you want to use.
5. Press 'Save changes' button to save changes.

* Checking 'Options' > 'Shell integration' appends a menu item labed 'Start orb' on the context menu of desktop background.

* .resources files are language files. If there's no .resources files, English is displayed by default. See Localization Guide for details.
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charlesmilette Featured By Owner 57 minutes ago
Can you configure it so that it doesn't ask admin, because I'm in a limited account. Asking for admin means running as the admin user, so no visible changes for me...
master412160 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can someone tell me if this program works or not for win 7 64 bit?
arcanan18rannie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
i think i have problems. after the latest windows update. the start orb wont work anymore
diego1es Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
tuansiro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
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Burnsmh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am using 64 bit win7 and when I used this it changed my orb but it also changed my taskbar back to default and it wont let me customize it anymore. It looks like the windows XP option list when I bring it up via Control panel > personalize > Window color > looks like winxp options. Never had this problem before I changed the orb via this program. Any ideas?
maverickcruz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
this is thr best web
astrojay17 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
My BitDefender comes up with

BitDefender has blocked a virus!
Virus Name: Trojan.Generic.6493520
Accessed by: w7soldr
Loacation: C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe

This is a false positive and is safe right?
kishorekaustubh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
SAME HERE WITH AVG 2013 trojan.generic [link]
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