Need help finding Windows logo

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Okay, so I am trying to make my Windows XP look like an authentic Windows 95 machine. I have hit a huge problem though. While the classic these is good, I want to change the Windows logo that is on the "Start" button. I found out how to do this, but I can't find the Windows 95 logo in the right size. It NEEDS to be 25x20, and I only have one that is 32x32. http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/entertainment/fakestart/icons/start.gif

    Can someone help resize this or help me find a 25x20 Windows logo identical to that? I would appreciate it A LOT.
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    why are you trying to make xp like a OS that came out over 8 years ago?
     
  3. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    25x20 exactly. All you need to do is adjust the size in Preview.
     

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Here you go, 25x20, and still proportional.
     

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  5. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, for some reason it still isn't working. It needs to be a bitmap, 16 million colors??? :confused:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Bitmap:
     

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  7. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately for some reason I cannot replace the icon... if someone knows how to do it and can explain it to me better than the websites can, I would appreciate it A LOT.

    And the reason I want my desktop to look like Windows 95 is because I love nostalgia, but don't want to give up functionality.
     
  8. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    Only 8 years ago? More like 14 years.


    Ugh, now I feel old.
     
  9. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    thats why i said over 8 years ago. meaning more than 8 years.
     
  10. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    Isn't there just a theme you can click called "Classic"?
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but he wants it to look exactly like '95, not just similar.
     
  12. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    Oh right makes sense. It looks the same to me, but then again I did not use Windows 95.
     
  13. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ugh I spent all night trying to get this thing to work, but I think I've given up.... It would've been really awesome to be able to make it look identical to Windows 95... :(
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Here, you go. 20x25.
     

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  15. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    IIRC, all Windows GUI elements are kept in a DLL called shell32.dll or something similar. You'll have to replace the icons in that to get it looking similar.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Here you go:

    They are both the same image: one .gif, one .bmp.
     

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  17. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    COMPLETED!!! :D :D :D :D

    Amount of time spent on making Windows XP look identical to Windows 95: 8 hours

    Amount of time of experiencing pure nostalgia: Infinite. :D :D :D

    I loaded some old Windows 95 icons, and had to edit the 16x16 bitmap photo r.j.s. gave me since the colors blended together by making it smaller. Big thanks to everybody, especially r.j.s. for being patient with me and my failed attempts. I will give an attachment of what my desktop looks like, and the final file I created for anybody that wants to do what I did.
     

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