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NT4VU3 Beta 2

The aim NT4VU3 is to patch every image resource in NT4 possible with newer

resources mainly from Windows XP and Vista. Dialogs and Wizards are also

updated to give a nice and newer feel.

NT4VU3 Patches:

Desktop Icons

Dialog Images

App Icons

CPL Icons and Images

Internet Explorer 6 Icons

Internet Explorer 6 Bitmaps

Outlook Express Icons

Start Menu Icons

Folder Icons

Setup Icons

Notepad Shortcuts

Systray Icons

Windows Media Player 6.4 Icons

Windows Media Player 7 Icons \ Dialogs

Terminal Server Client Icons

Printer Wizard Update

Network Dialog

Proxy Login Dialog

Logon Screensaver

(Thats all I think.)

[New Features in NT4VU3 Beta 2]

NT4 Server support.

Shell Update support reinstated again.

New Logon BMP

Seperation into Packages

[updated in NT4VU3 Beta 2]

Fixes here and there.

[system Requirements]

Windows NT4 Workstaion

Service Pack 6

Internet Explorer 6 (Not required)

(OE6 for OE stuff and wmp7.0 and or wmp6.4 for wmp stuff)

A computer capable of Running Windows NT4

Video card capable of 32bit Colour may be required for some icons and definately required

to see NT4VU3 Beta 1 in all its glory.

(Shell Update is not supported in this release)

Screenshot

nt4vu3b1xr1.th.jpg

[Packages]

NT4VU is now seperated into different packages. This means that you can choose to an extent what stuff you want which means the size should be smaller. The base package uses the NSIS installer present in previous versions, the other packages are zip archives which need to be extracted into the resources folder. For NT4 Workstation you need to choose either the standard shell which is the default shell or the shell update which comes with IE4. I have not made a shell update package for NT4 Server because I do not believe this necessary.

NT4VU3_B2_Base: The base package needed by everyone.

NT4VU3B2_IE6: Needed if you have installed IE6.

NT4VU3B2_Server: Needed if you have installed Windows NT4 Server.

NT4VU3B2_Workstation: Needed if you have installed Windows NT4 Workstation.

NT4VU3B2_Workstation_Shell-Update: Needed if you have installed the Shell Update on Windows NT4 Workstation.

NT4VU3B2_Workstation_Standared-Shell: Needed if you have not installed the Shell Update on Windows NT4 Workstation.

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i do, well i use 98se to but i do use nt4

i more created because i was sick of the nt4 look

and im sure there are people who use nt4 in a vm or

on an old computer

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New version NT4 Visual Update Beta 2 (0.8)

Fixes:

winver image removed because it causes user32.dll errors

removed giant start menu icons

Features:

- Newer looking installer still relies on batch files but the front end is an installer if you choose to install it and you can

install only the things you want, no need to have mstask.dll if you havent got scheduled tasks

- Patched systray however havent got a 256 colour systray patch.

- Patched a few more shell32 icons

- Patched some network dialogues and network icons

- Patched browsing icons

Download unfortunatly you have to wait for a ticket

http://files-upload.com/130679/nt4vub2.exe.html

Notes:

- will restore winver image in next version.

- will try to do user32.dll icons as well.

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Update: NT4 Visual Update Release Candidate 1 (0.95)

Fixes:

Fixed Backup so it copies files to %windir%\nt4vubck instead of C:\nt4vubck.

Fixed Readme so its up to date.

Features:

Patched icons here and there.

Patched Dialup Networking Icon.

Patched Web Folders Icon.

Created proper Restore that can be used in windows and includes all files that have been changed.

Installer now includes more options.

DOWNLOAD 7.11MB

http://files-upload.com/179723/nt4vurc1.exe.html

ScreenShots

Logon Screen:

http://awergh.110mb.com/logon.jpg

http://awergh.110mb.com/logon2.jpg

http://awergh.110mb.com/logon3.jpg

My Computer:

http://awergh.110mb.com/mycomputer.jpg

Control Panel:

http://awergh.110mb.com/control panel.jpg

PS: I really should find a proper file hoster but i havent yet.

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Finally decided to Fix this thread so that it was updated.

I kind of skipped over quite a few versions.

New Version:

NT4 Visual Update 2 RC1

The aim NT4VU2 is to patch every image resource in NT4 possible with newer

resources mainly from Windows XP and Vista. Dialogs and Wizards are also

updated to give a nice and newer feel.

NT4VU2 Patches:

Desktop Icons

Dialog Images

App Icons

CPL Icons and Images

Internet Explorer 6 Icons

Outlook Express Icons

Start Menu Icons

Folder Icons

Setup Icons

Notepad Shortcuts

Systray Icons

Windows Media Player 6.4 Icons

Windows Media Player 7 Icons \ Dialogs

Terminal Server Client Icons

Printer Wizard Update

Network Dialog

Proxy Login Dialog

(Thats all I think.)

Check Readme for more details

General Screenshot

th.c06b87e385.jpg

NT4VU2RC1 Download 5.53MB

http://www.divshare.com/download/2163870-28a

PS: Be aware that this mostly patches your files however some files are copied over because of weird issues experienced.

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Hi, I use Windows NT with the Windows Desktop Update (WDU) and it seems that nt4vu2rc1 is not compatible with it. Windows Desktop Update integrates Internet Explorer with Windows and enable futures as 256 colour icons, address field in My Computer, etc.

WDU is already in Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, but not in 95/NT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Desktop_Update. You install WDU when you install IE4. If you want to install it with IE6:

1. Start the Internet Explorer 6 installation program and open the file: '%TEMP%\ixp000.tmp\iesetup.cif' in notepad. (You must stay in the Licence question menu.)

2. Look after the '[iE4Shell_NTx86]' headline.

3. About 6 lines under, you'll see 'UIVISIBLE=0'.

4. Change it to 'UIVISIBLE=1'.

5. Save the iesetup.cif file.

6. In the setup menu, accept the agreement and click next.

7. Choose "Install Minimal, or customise your browser".

8. Mark "Windows Desktop Update" and continue the installation.

My system:

Windows NT Service Pack 6a, swedish

Intenret Explorer 6.0 SP1, swedish

3.2 GHz CPU

1024 DDR2

2x 189GB SATA HDD:s

Nvidia Gforce FX 5500

Will NT Visual Update be able to run with WDU?

dave.

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I run Windows XP in Virtual PC 5.1, so I don't need to upgrade to a newer version. Windows NT has never chrashed for me and almost no spyware and virus are compatible with it. You can run almost all software on it (if they are from 2003 or earlier) and no 3D games. I run those games in VPC..

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hmm i forgot about the shell update, no nt4vu isnt currently compatable with it you could install everything else though. the problem is that i copy explorer.exe and shell32.dll rather then patch because i had problems and explorer includes the 256 colour systray fix.

and also i cant seem to patch in new bitmaps with my method.

what you could do is edit the bat file to remove the lines which copy shell32.dll and explorer.exe hmm but then you miss much of the icons.

maybe i should include support for shell update in nt4vu2.1

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open the explorer.exe v4.72.3612.1700, which is from the WDU, in a hexeditor. Replace 01 53 6A 01 6A 32 E8 with 01 53 6A 11 6A 32 E8. Now the systray have 256 colours instead of 16.

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New Release: NT4VU3 Alpha 1

[New Features of NT4VU3 Alpha 1]

-Damian666's filepatcher is used for the installer which means no batch files

and at the is point in time will be used for all future releases.

This means i no longer copy files such as shell32.dll which means that

windows updates can be applied without problem. (even if there arent that many)

This also means there is a more reliable backup and uninstall because they

arent affected by me making mistakes in batch files like before

Also there is an option to install welcome centre after install.

You will have to restart after you have installed NT4VU3A1

-Icon error caused by the reg files has been fixed I think.

[issues in NT4VU3 Alpha 1]

-Sysdm.cpl has not been patched because im not sure how to apply Marxo's sysdm.cpl.

-Newer logon screensaver is not included because im not sure how to apply it.

-There might be some minor error messages in the installer,

but i havent found any that effect how it functions.

-REGEDIT.EXE isnt patched because it is read only by default,

if it is not readonly it should be patched.

-Shell Update is not supported in this release.

-256 Colour Systray fix has not been applied.

[system Requirements]

Windows NT4 Workstaion

Service Pack 6

Internet Explorer 6 (Not required)

(OE6 for OE stuff and wmp7.0 and or wmp6.4 for wmp stuff)

A computer capable of Running Windows NT4

Video card capable of 16bit Colour for icons

Video card capable of 24bit Colour may be required for some bmps

(Shell Update is not supported in this release)

Screenshots

installertv7.jpg

(Installer)

generaljm9.th.jpg

(General Screenshot)

Download 7.09MB

http://www.divshare.com/download/3172870-7be

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i appear to have forgoten this forum again as i usually do but here is the new version hopefully shell update support will return next version when i try something

Release: NT4 Visual Update 3 Beta 1

[New Features in NT4VU3 Beta 1]

32Bit Icons!!!!! (Thanks to alexanrs the creator of Daedalus)

Transparent desktop icon label program install option

[updated in NT4VU3 Beta 1]

Almost everything

[issues Fixed in NT4VU3 Beta 1]

-Sysdm.cpl is now patched

-Newer logon screensaver is now an install option

-REGEDIT.EXE is now patched

-256 Colour Systray fix is no longer needed

[issues in NT4VU3 Beta 1]

-Sysdm.cpl does not look right if IE6 is not installed and sometimes just goes weird.

-COMCTL32.DLL Toolbar BMP does not look right if IE6 is not instaled.

-Shell Update is not supported in this release.

[system Requirements Update]

Video card capable of 32bit Colour may be required for some icons and definately required

to see NT4VU3 Beta 1 in all its glory.

Screenshot

nt4vu3b1xr1.th.jpg

Download - 4.30 MB

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Good job. NT4 never looked that good. :wave:

But it was released in 1996, over a decade ago.

I wonder how many people are still using it.

Perhaps, its time to let it go?

Maybe make a visual update for Windows 2000 (NT5) ?

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I wish I had a copy of NT4 and Windows 2000. It would help me when I test in VMs (and I tend to test these GUI enhancements and other things too). :wave:

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