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Albook extended VS V1.2 64bits by StopDreaming Albook extended VS V1.2 64bits by StopDreaming
This package contains the complementary 64bits files for the visual style "Albook extended VS V1.2" [link]

Updated: New version of explorer.exe file in order to avoid problems that could be caused by the latest Windows updates.

Please note that all this conversion work has been made by my friend DELRUBB [link] ! I strongly suggest to all german speaking people to visit his website [link] !

An other person I have to thank is ToMOFFeL [link] , 'cause he beta-tested all of the files included into this package!

The package contains:
- explorer.exe (File Version 6.0.6001.18000)
- browseui.dll
- imageres.dll
- shellstyle.dll
- shell32.dll
- wmploc.dll (windows media player skin)
- A text file about how to install those system files

To complete this package, you can download the full icon set here [link] for .ico, and here [link] for .png

Notes:
- All the system files are made to work together (for example, if you install the visual style without the shell32.dll, the left part of your control panel will look like shit!).
- The folder band toolbar is in auto-hide mode, I don't use it at all, so a simple mouse over will make it appear.
- Don't try to change things if you have doubts about the manipulation needed, bad manipulations would damage your program or your system.
- The original Albook concept is from Laurent Baumann ([link] or [link]).
He is the creator of 357 albook icons and the UNIQUE owner of the albook icon project.
- Please not that his work is under a Creative Common Licence 2.5 ([link]).
It means that you are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author, Laurent Baumann [link] (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Comments and bug reports are welcome, enjoy! :-)

Happy new year too!:-)
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:iconloismustdie555:
loismustdie555 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Does it work for Windows 7?
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:icongabriela2400:
gabriela2400 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I hope you port it to windows 7, all the albook stuff are great. :)
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:iconjedi974:
JEDI974 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
a quand une version win7 ?
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:iconmydogjake:
MyDogJake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
I didn't find a visual style in the download, am I missing something?

The visual style looks great!

Thanks for sharing.
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Don't worry, it's just an add-on for the main deviation [link]
The visual style is included in the main package with some other skins.
All I hope, it's that there are not too much system files that have been updated since sp2 release (I only have 32 bits at home and can't work on 64 bits files if nobody send them to me lol).
Thanks for your kind comment :-)
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barb-e-dehl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Is it just me or is the explorer version 6.0.6001.18164 and not 6.0.6001.18000? I went Explorer>;Properties>Details and it said 6.0.6001.18164
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:iconsamm547:
samm547 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You fixed my problem before I wrotre it, thats pretty cool!
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I'm glad to see you're pleased ;-)
When there are updates on 64 bits OS, people signal it here, and I make updates.
It's a bit hard to maintain everything up to date, but with the help of the other deviantARTists, life is sweeter :-)
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SonnstNix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Salut !

Mais... Ce qui m'échappe à moi qui suis simple d'esprit, c'est le pourquoi du comment on doit mettre des versions 64bits dans C:\Windows\System32 plutôt que, par exemple, dans C:\Windows\SysWOW64 lorsqu'on utilise un Vista64... Je sais, c'est ballot... Mais c'est quoi la différence entre ces dossiers ?

Voilà !.. Sinon, ce VS est très, mais alors très très beau !
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Salut :-)
lol non, tu n'es pas simple d'esprit, et dans l'affaire, ça serait plutôt moi le simple d'esprit!
En fait, je n'ai pas d'OS 64 bits sous la main, et mes amis sont soit sous xp, soit sous des distributions Linux, du coup je fais comme je peux en pêchant les fichiers chez d'autres deviantARTistes. Donc, je ne suis pas très au point sur le 64 bits.
A force de faire des deviations à la sortie du boulot, il m'arrive de choses élémentaires comme ce que tu viens de me signaler.
Puis bon, avec les updates de vista et des autres applications, plus les requêtes de nouvelles icônes, le plus tu en fais, le plus tu as de maintenance et de demandes.
Mais enfin, on fait tous ça pour le plaisir et pour partager :-)
Pourquoi est-ce qu'on doit mettre dans SysWOW64 et pas dans system32? Sincèrement, je n'en sais rien, sans doute une question de structure sous 64 bits, en tout cas, c'est ceux que je connais et qui utilisent Vista 64 qui m'ont donné l'information pour les dossiers de destination.
N'hésite pas à demander si tu as des questions ou des commentaires à faire, c'est tjrs avec plaisir! (en plus, ici y'a peu de trolls et pas mal de critiques constructives).
Merci pour le VS, ça fait plaisir :-). En tout cas, je fais de mon mieux pour que ça plaise à tout le monde, n'hésite pas à visiter ma galerie si tu cherches des thèmes d'applications qui iront bien avec :-)
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SonnstNix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Back for more (pass'qu'on l'vaut bien...) !

Elémentaire, mon cher Watson ! Suffit-ce que j'arrête de jouer trente secondes avec la Sidebar de mon Vista64 tout neuf pour trouver ze answer :

"WoW64 stands for "Windows on 64-bit Windows", and it contains all the 32-bit binary files required for compatibility, which run on top of the 64 bit Windows. So, yeah it looks like a double copy of everything in System32 (which despite the directory name, are actually 64-bit binaries)."

... Donc, les fichiers 64 bits dans le "System32" et les compatibilités 32 bits dans le SysWOW64 ! Pfff !.. Comment j'y avais pô pensé ?!..

Et j'en reviens encore pas du taf' que tu as fait ; bravo !
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
lolllllllllll
T'inquiète, j'y avais pas pensé non plus! ;-)
Booooh, t'utilises la sidebar! T'as pas tenté yahoo widgets par exemple? y'en a quelques uns de vraiment sympas et pas intrusifs (c'est en fait ce que je reproche à la sidebar, avec le manque de widgets variés, style pour surveiller le monitoring des températures ou des ventilos).
Pour le taf', ça ne s'est pas fait en un jour, mais petit à petit ça avance, y'a un an j'aurais été incapable de créer la moindre icone et encore moins de faire un skin. Là, je finalise "albook extended CD Art Display" et une update du set d'icones :-).
Ca fait plaisir de voir du frenchie zoner ici, même si y'a de bons sites fr pour la custo. Si ça te dit de discuter à l'occasion, n'hésite pas à m'ajouter à tes contacts: Lile_end@hotmail.com.
Bon, c'est pas tout, mais on va ré;pondre aux mails du taf, et là c'est pas pour le plaisir!
Bonne journée et @ bientôt :-)
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:iconsamm547:
samm547 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
It there possibly a version for home premium????

Is there possibly a way to get this to run on home premium? the sceenshots look really cool and i want this theme. :)
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Hi, the page on which you've posted this comment is dedicated to the 64 bits OS users, and it's just the add-on of the main albook extended visual style
[link]
I also use Vista home premium ;-)
Don't hesitate to look at the description of the file, it gives many links to skins agreeing with the theme, and the albook icons that you can see on the preview :-)
If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask!
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samm547 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Thanks, I have home premium and a 64 bit OS, however I experienced an error which required me to restore twice while installing this and people posted about Ultimate. My problem was actually my Explorer version, I have 6.0.6001.18000, is there a patched explorer in my version?

By the way I have the theme on my computer with everything except for the explorer, and it is amazing :)
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
lol I was about to reply ;-). The package has been updated since a moment, you must be having it on your computer since a moment!
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p0pst4r Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
would be awsome with sp2 support aswell ;)
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
When SP2 will be fully released, there'll be a sp2 update ;-)
(I don't want make one at each beta step... that would drain all my free time!)
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:iconp0pst4r:
p0pst4r Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Hehe, I understand. But latest build would be nice, coz I wont update after this. Was stupid enuf to do it now :x
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Lile_end@hotmail.com
We could chat a bit and I would show you some new icons (I've seen your request of new ones, and I'm actually working on a bitlocker icon) :-)
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:iconp0pst4r:
p0pst4r Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
sweet! U are added :) Talk to you soon
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iceblade896 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
sweet theme! thanks for posting :)
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Thx :-)
Thanks for commenting ;-)
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:iconkurisupaifuaa:
KurisuPaifuaa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I'd be happy to.

Should I use the email in your profile?
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Yep, that's the one :-)
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:iconkurisupaifuaa:
KurisuPaifuaa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Sent
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Sent
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:iconkurisupaifuaa:
KurisuPaifuaa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I'm having an issue with explorer crashing on reboot running Vista Ultimate x64. My current version of explorer.exe is 6.0.6001.18164 whereas your edit is ver *18000. The date for mine is 10/29/2008. Wondering if this might be the cause. Everything is fine after I restore the modded files.

Your work looks outstanding and I'm anxious to get it going so any help here would be greatly appreciated.
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Hi, and yeah, you're right, the version of explorer.exe is older than yours, so it can't work with your system.
A friend of mine has made the 64 bits system files 'cause I don't have any 64 bits OS at home. When he sent me the files, he told me everything was up to date with his vista, but I had a doubt about it 'cause a recent update had changed some system files like explorer.exe.
Well, you have two options:
1. Not using the "modded" explorer.exe files (it's only a minor change 'cause it just affects the reboot/shutdown/embed buttons of the start menu, nothing else is affected).
2. Sending me a copy of your explorer.exe in order to help me to have this file for sending you a changed one (and making a little update of the 64bits package).
Have a nice day :-)
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KurisuPaifuaa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Update:

Ah. My bad. I thought I had read that you had provided an update for MS's December release of explorer.exe for x64, but that was over in the 32bit thread.

It all makes so much sense now.

Anyway, any plans for a fix? I'm big on UIs that don't fight with content for attention and yours is the most aesthetically pleasing I've seen to date.
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Yolik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Interface Designer
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1. Björk's logo is being used in this artwork without proper acknowledgement;
2. You are not entitled to sublicense the logo, especially under Creative Commons or any other non-commercial license.
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
It's also my tattoo, symbolizing a deep change into my life. I'm also a big Bjõrk's fan, and I don't hide it.
I really feel agressed :-)
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:iconyolik:
Yolik Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Interface Designer
No agression, simply trying to get your point. It really seems to be a misuse. :)
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I don't feel this is a misuse. I just consider it as a part of me, as I wear it on my skin since five years ;-)
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Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I don´t use VSs for vista , but this one looks really great. Great work on the overall concept. :thumbsup:
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Thx a lot for such a comment! I particularly appreciate it when it's coming from somebody like you: A talented provider of quality variated deviations!
I really like your work too, it's great :-)
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Leuchtstoff Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
:D
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Albook extended kaspersky skin on the way:-p (totaly unnecessary, so I had to make one lol)
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:iconroyal-decapitation:
Royal-Decapitation Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Tag !

Okay, what's that toolbar above the taskbar, I'm young and new too alot of customizing, but i'm getting the hang of it.
I just like that little bar, it's a very nice VS btw.
Been looking for a lighter version and will be sure to try it after I'm bored of SteelFlash
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Thx :-)
The toolbar is an highly customizable Yahoo! Widget named "Informer".
It can work with speedfan temperature/fan sensors, for keeping an eye on the thermal health of the computer (particularly if it's overclocked).
It also can give you the date, the time, the wifi quality, the network activity, the disks free spaces, the ratio of activity for the ram or the processor, check your new mails, etc... I love it!
Steelflash is a very nice and full concept, very colored, so very different of albook extended;-)
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Royal-Decapitation Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Yes, I did really like your albook, but atm i'm going for a minimalistic dark theme, i'm using Transblack v1, Looking for a nice background to suit it at the moment :/
But i'll be sure to try albook out eventually.
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
To my mind, Transblack V1 and Lumen VS [link] are counting through the list of the best dark visual styles.
Albook extended is just a clear work which has started from Albook icon concept. A visual style made to match with albook style icons!
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:iconroyal-decapitation:
Royal-Decapitation Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Hmm, I agree.
My only problem with Albook Extended, Is that in the picture,
It seems very crowded. Obviously, That won't be for every person.
Just put me off that theme for a small while.
I'm a picky person and change my mind about things alot.
As I said, I will try Albook eventually :D
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StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I can understand that, but it's the preview which is looking like that... Everything is crowded 'cause there are a lot of things shown!
I have a Full HD wide screen, and opened a lot of windows to show how many changes have been made compared to the main Vista classic theme... to show that there's absolutely nothing remaining unchanged, in fact.
Here's a screenshot of my actual desk with a different font and only one window opened [link]
Here, it looks clearer and less overcharged :-)
Haha, don't feel forced to try it! I mean, you're making constructive comments, and fresh looks are always welcome for improving things!
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Royal-Decapitation Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Well, I had been going for black for a while..
And realised it's time for a change.. so I tried Albook..
And I must say i am very impressed, I'm half way through installing it and i've been trying for 15 minutes :D
I just need to know, how do you change your SystemTray Icons?
and, If you use PSTRayFactory How do you do it in that?
But i am very impressed and i'll get you a screenshot when i am done.
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StopDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Well, for the tray icons, I don't use PSTrayFactory. I use reshacker or Restorator 2007 to edit the .exe files of the programs and change the main icons by home made adjusted to the right sizes. It's a bit longer but not that hard to make (and it works on the icons present on the taskband for active/inactive windows).
Thx for the screenie, I'm very curious to see how it'll look! :-)
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gsiddarth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
This theme is awesome, but can someone explain how to install it? I haven't the slightest idea.
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:iconstopdreaming:
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Hi! Sorry for the late answer, but my work is taking a lot of my free time!
There are some tutorials included into the package, explaining how to apply the theme and the system files, but be carefull if it's the first time you're trying to apply a specific theme.
Don't hesitate to ask for more informations!
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PimpMoth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Super Sympa !
J'adapterai bien ce VS sur Linux si ça te pose pas de soucis...

En tout cas, joli travail et bonne année !
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StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Ca serait avec un grand plaisir!
Surtout fait par un compatriote linuxien ;-)
Bien entendu, une petite notification vers la version vista serait la bienvenue, et je donnerais aussi un lien vers ta version linux!
Si tu as besoin de ressources ou de suggestions, n'hésite pas!
Lile_end@hotmail.com
Je t'ajoute à mon deviantwatch ;-)
Et bonne année!
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