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What is the location of the Windows Vista Start Menu? Like in the C:/ drive? where is the location?

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  • Have you checked the default ( *.msstyles) file in the C:WINDOWSResourcesThemesaero.msstyles
  • To edit the start menu you should have Resource Hacker.exe which can be freely downloaded from http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/
  • To actually edit the file Open ResourceHacker.exe and go to File menu, Open...(option)
  • An Open file dialog box appears .
  • Navigate to the specified directoy and if the file is not shown ; select All Files(*.*) from the Files of Type dropdown Menu.
  • Now you should be able to see aero.msstyles (or whichever is the default *.msstyles file)
  • Click on that file and click on Open.
  • Unlike windows XP *.msstyles files you will not be able to see the bitmaps anywhere.
  • So all you have to do is click on Bitmaps on the left side of the tree view of ResourceHacker and select BITMAPS and go to Action menu ; Save [BITMAP] Resources and change the filename to *.bin
  • Note:save the files in a folder or there will be a large no of files in the wrong place.
  • Close Resource Hacker and Create A New Batch file(Create a text file & rename it as *.bat) in the current folder(where the *.bin files are
  • Edit the batch file and paste the following code: rename *.bin *.png
  • Save and run the batch file.
  • Instead of *.bin files you will see many *.png files
  • All these files are actually being used by windows Vista's explorer.exe
  • Among these files you have to search & find all the files which make up the Start Menu of Vista.
  • The only problem is that not only VISTA but even XP's Start Menu is made up of different images (AND not a single bitmap).So finding all the images takes time.But once you have done it, it's easy to customise the start menu.
  • If at all you want to change the images ,you have got to have a image editor and Use ResourceHacker.exe to replace the corresponding Binary files and save it as (say)aero1.msstyles.
  • To apply the theme you must find by googling, a uxtheme patcher which will let windows VISTA to use multiple themes and of-course a win Vista activator.

I hope I've tried my best to tell you all about windows Vista's Start Menu.Any questions can be mailed at:bhaskar_longhorn@yahoo.co.in

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