modifyed imageres.dll preventing windows startup

  1.    13 Sep 2016 #1

    modifyed imageres.dll preventing windows startup

    Hi guys,
    after various experiments about Windows customization i found out two things:
    1) The registry way is the safest, plus it's "portable". But you HAVE to know the apparently meaningless numbers sequence that identifyes every icon within imageres.dll (if there's a logic i'd really like to know it). Without a full list i can't do all i wish.
    2) Directly editing imageres.dll is fastest, more direct, and you can easily modify every single icon.

    I found that many people customized icons by modifying imageres.dll. But everytime i try it, after computer shutdown i can't boot anymore. Windows gives Always different bsod errors apparently completely unrelated to imageres.dll. First times i thought there was nothing in common, and probably i had an hardware problem. Still, just renaming my "imageres.dll.old" to "imageres.dll" (which was the original one) and deleting my custom "imageres.dll" Windows magically boots without problems...

    Just... why? Why does a file which only contains images prevent from booting giving errors like "kernel file damged" or other random stuff?
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, I modify mine using a program called Icon Changer and its default Win 7 icon library. I've never had the difficulties you mention.

    This is mine for the anniversary edition x64. You can download it and try it if you wish.
    Dropbox -

    (Hope I've used Dropbox correctly.. not sthg I use).
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  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    well at least now i know that the solution for even the most scary error is just... restore original imageres.dll xD
    i'll try yours later, then if it doesn't give problems for 3 or 4 startups i'll use the program you said. Ty a lot for advices
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