Change Windows branding from Server to Windows 7 Workstation

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      Was bored, and felt like changing my branding to Windows 7 Workstation. To do this yourself, follow these steps:

      Extract the attached RAR file.

      Take ownership of C:WindowsBrandingBasebrdbasebrd.dll and C:WindowsBrandingBasebrden-USbasebrd.dll.mui (replace en-US with your locale if you have a non-English OS).

      Open basebrd.dll in Resource Hacker and replace the bitmaps for 120, 121, 1120, 2120, and 2121 with the supplied .bmp files from the RAR.

      Kill all open instances of explorer.exe.

      Save the file in Resource Hacker. (if you get an error, you’ve either not taken ownership or haven’t killed explorer)

      Open basebrd.dll.mui in Resource Hacker and open String Table 1. Change the strings to your liking (I used “Windows 7 Workstation (Standard)” for string 12), and save the file.

      Open the Task Manager and restart explorer.exe. Enjoy!

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