Customize The Windows 7 Start Orb

First, Download the Windows 7 Start Button Changer, and extract the contents of the folder. It contains the app along with a selection of alternate start button orbs you can try out.

  1. Run the Windows 7 Start Button Changer as administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting “Run as administrator”.
  2. You should now see the Windows 7 Start Button Changer.
  3. Here we browsed to the sample orbs folder, and selected one of them. Double Click the orb you want,or select it and click open.
  4. When you click Open, your screen will momentarily freeze and your taskbar will disappear. When it reappears, your computer will have gone from having the old, default Start orb style to your new, exciting Start orb!

Now, you Have a new Start orb. If you would like to revert to the default orb, simply click the folder icon to restore it. Or, if you would like to change the orb again, restore to the original first and then select a new one.

Download Links:

Download the Windows 7 Start Button Changer

Find more Start orbs at deviantART

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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