List of Resource Hacker Tutorials to Customize Windows Look-n-Feel

If you are a Windows customization lover and if you are a long time reader of this blog, you must be aware of the best Windows customization tool "Resource Hacker". Resource Hacker is a free software for Windows which allows you to view and modify system files such as dll, exe, cpl, etc to change and customize Windows UI and functionality.

You can read following exclusive tutorial to learn more about this awesome tool:

[Review] All About Resource Hacker, The Ultimate Windows Customization Tool

Almost all tutorials which include customizing Windows look-n-feel, require editing system files with the help of Resource Hacker, so Resource Hacker is a must have tool for all Windows customization users.

We have posted several Resource Hacker tutorials in past but there are many people who are new to this blog or who have not read some of these tutorials. That's why today in this ultimate tutorial, we are going to list some of our best and exclusive Resource Hacker tutorials which will help you in tweaking and customizing Windows UI.

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

1. Enabling Hidden Secret "Debug" Menu in Built-in Microsoft Games in Windows

AskVG is the one and only website posting about this hidden secret trick for Windows. A few months back we posted a series of tutorials which helped you in revealing a secret "Debug" menu in all built-in Microsoft games such as Solitaire, FreeCell, Minesweeper, Chess, etc. This debug menu can be used to cheat in these games. You can instant win, enable autoplay feature, etc with the help of this hidden menu.


Check out following exclusive tutorial to learn more about it:

Revealing Hidden Secret "Debug" Menu to Cheat in Built-in Microsoft Games in Windows Vista and 7

2. Customizing Login Screen in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Login Screen (also known as Welcome Screen or Logon) is one of the widely customized components of Windows OS. Microsoft keeps changing appearance of login screen in each version of Windows and we keep customizing its appearance according to our requirements with the help of Resource Hacker tool.


Long time back we posted a tutorial which allows you to change text entries such as welcome, type your password, etc which are shown on login screen. You can change these text entries and replace them with your desired text using Resource Hacker.

How to Change or Customize Windows XP and Windows 7 Login Screen Text Entries?

You can also check out following tutorials which allow you to remove unwanted items from login screen such as shut down button, branding logo, ease of access button, etc:

How to Remove Shut Down Button from Windows Vista and 7 Login Screens?

How to Remove "Branding Logo" and "Ease of Access" Button from Windows Vista and 7 Login Screens?

Also check out following ultimate tutorial to tweak and customize Windows 7 login screen:

Ultimate Collection of Guides and Freeware to Tweak and Customize Windows 7 Login Screen

3. Customizing Command Bar in Windows Explorer

Command Bar (also known as Folder Band) is an advanced form of classic toolbar present in Windows Explorer. Command Bar was introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista and the same Command Bar was also present in Windows 7. But Command Bar was not very customizable. Microsoft didn't provide any built-in option to add or remove buttons from Command Bar or to show/hide Command Bar in Windows Explorer.

We have posted a few tutorials in past to tweak and customize Command Bar appearance in Windows Explorer. With the help of these tutorials you can add new buttons, remove existing buttons, rename button labels, change button positions and also you can hide the whole Command Bar in Windows Explorer.

Check out following exclusive tutorial to learn more:

Ultimate Tutorial to Tweak and Customize "Command Bar" in Windows 7 Explorer

4. Customizing Details Pane in Windows Explorer

Details Pane (also known as Shellstyle or Common Tasks) shows details about the selected item in Windows Explorer. Its an advanced form of common tasks section present in Windows XP Explorer.

Following tutorials will help you in customizing Details Pane appearance such as moving it to top or enabling a secret animation in Details Pane:


How to Move / Show "Details Pane" at Top in Windows Vista and 7 Explorer?

Enable Hidden Secret Animation in Details Pane of Windows Vista and 7 Explorer

5. Customizing System Properties Window

System Properties window helps you in finding useful details about your computer system such as amount of installed RAM, processor information, installed Windows version, etc. We have posted several tutorials to customize System Properties window look such as removing unwanted items from it or replacing existing logos and images with your own images.


Check out following tutorials to learn more:

6. For Windows XP Users

We are posting about Resource Hacker tricks when Windows XP was the latest operating system released by Microsoft so you'll find many Resource Hacker tutorials which are only applicable for Windows XP.


If you are still using Windows XP, you should definitely check out following exclusive Resource Hacker tutorials to customize Windows XP UI:

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  • ^^VG, Thanks for publishing RESHACK tips on web.

  • That was very Useful. Thanks VG'.

  • Hai VG,where did you get that login screen wallpaper?I want it.

  • @Faann

    You can download this image here:

  • I have always loved your resource hacker tips and this article is a bonus for us. Thanks VG. :)

  • does this tool available on linux?

  • VG

    ^^ No.

    Thanks for your comments. :)

  • very nice

    thank u !

  • I want place of vista logon screen

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