Recently RSVR85 showed you how to manually customize the start button in Windows 7. If the thought of resource hacking makes you a little queezy, you can use a tool, created by Windows Forums member Kishan.

In this guide, I’ll show you where to get the tool and how to use it.

Windows 7 Start Orb Changer

To change your Start button with Windows 7 Start Orb Changer:

  1. Read the thread and get the tool.
  2. Extract the zip file (keep everything in the same directory.)
  3. Right click Windows 7 Start Orb Changer.exe and click Run as administrator.
  4. Click Change Orb and select an image to use (the package comes with some sample images.)
  5. Click Start Explorer to view the updated Start button.
  6. Enjoy your new Start button:

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6 thoughts on “Customize the Start Button (“Orb”) in Windows 7 [How To]”

  1. Drew Kearns says:

    hello just wondering i managed to change my orb and it works perfect but how would i change back to the defalt one if i wanted to?
    Thanks.

  2. Rich says:

    Drew, this tool comes with the original button :)

  3. Drew Kearns says:

    hello just wondering i managed to change my orb and it works perfect but how would i change back to the defalt one if i wanted to?
    Thanks.

  4. Drew Kearns says:

    hello just wondering i managed to change my orb and it works perfect but how would i change back to the defalt one if i wanted to?
    Thanks.

  5. Rich says:

    Drew, this tool comes with the original button :)

  6. Rich says:

    Drew, this tool comes with the original button :)

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