System Properties tweak.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking for the thread a while back on how to change the icon or pic and mod the "System Properties". (right click on My Computer->Properties). I can't seem to locate the thread, but I do remember it. I would like to change the pic in there.

    Thanks in advance.

    Heeter
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Take a look at this page:
    http://www.happyman.com/betterxp.htm

    Scroll down a bit to see the section on how to customize the system properties window. It's well-written and easy to follow.
    ;)
     
  3. Bman

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    i made one here before, but dont know where it went now.
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks NetRyder!! I am going to go there.

    I do remember that one, I have been looking for it since yesterday, BMan.

    Heeter
     
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  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I am using ResHacker, doing just like Bman says in the thread, and I still can't change anything.
    Been at it for the last two hours with Reshack, with no luck.
    There must be a better way.

    Heeter
     
  7. NetRyder

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    You could try rebooting after you make the changes, in case you didn't already try that.
    Also, have you made sure you deleted sysdm.cpl from the system32/dllcache folder, because if you don't WFP kicks in and replaces the file with the default one automatically in the background.
     
  8. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    No I didn't reboot. Gonna try that right this sec.

    I thought that I was modifying the sysdm file, not outright deleting it. With what do I replace it with? AmI suppose to recreate a new one, is that it?

    Thanks NetRyder.


    Heeter
     
  9. NetRyder

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    When you modify the sysdm.cpl file in ResHacker, and save it, you're replacing the default sysdm.cpl file. WFP detects the change, and replaces it with the original version if it's found in the dllcache folder. Because of this, you need to delete any versions of sysdm.cpl other than the one found in the system32 folder.

    Let me know if either of the suggestions worked.
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Ha- that's what's happening!! So I delete the one in the system32 folder and mod the one in the ServicePack folder.Got it Now!!!

    Thanks, I will try that right flippin' now, NetRyder

    Heeter
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Actually, you delete the one in the ServicePack folder, modify the one in system32, and save the file in system32 itself.
    WFP will then try to replace the modified file in system32, but it will be unable to find any backup copies since you deleted the file from dllcache and ServicePack, so it will display a warning asking you to insert your XP CD. Just hit Cancel at the prompt, and you should be all set.
    :)
     
  12. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Whoa...so many steps. Just use Xteq X-Setup
     
  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Coathanger,

    You make it sound soooo dam easy. hehehe

    Heeter
     
  14. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Certainly is. I say let freeware do the work for you :)
     
  15. NetRyder

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    That's always an option. :)
    But it's sometimes nice to know what you're doing to your system rather than leaving it to third-party software. Just a matter of choice, really.
     
  16. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    You can see exactly what's happening in X-Setup because a simple right click gives you the code ! :)