About Sevenize

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Sevenize is an upcoming GUI enhancer for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It replaces most of the non-Aero style icons, animations and bitmaps that Microsoft is still overlooking.

Sevenize automates the process of replacing resources in system files, applying the real fit and finish to Microsoft Windows.

Sevenize does not contain any spyware or ad-ware of any kind, it's a non-profit ego-stroking exercise for the developers.

If you are not satisfied with the results, you can completely and safely uninstall Sevenize.

Sevenize is compatible with any version, any language, and any architecture (both 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64 builds) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

For a similar utility for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, check out the xpize Project, and if you're running Windows Vista or Server 2008 check out Vize.


News & Updates

2011-05-25: Sevenize Update

I've received a few emails lately asking me for a status update. I figured you deserve at least something :)

Presently I'm in the middle of my final university examinations, and my dissertation is due shortly after that, so don't expect to hear a word from me until mid-July at the earliest.

Now, I do have a plan in-place for Sevenize, and I'm putting a whole load of great ideas together (in conjunction with my good Aussie pal, Long Zheng) and I've even put together a private testing release to see how well my Anolis resource-hacking platform works on Windows 7...

...unfortunately that test earlier this year was a bit of a disaster, so there's a whole load of bugs in the software I need to work on.

If anyone fancies helping out (preferably with a working knowledge of C# and how Windows resources works) or if you're a top-grade vector art illustrator who can do work in the Vista/Win7 style then you're encouraged to contact me. I'm also prepared to pay bounties (yup, cash!) for any vector artwork I would need done. So please get in touch via the forums!


2011-01-02: Sevenize.com launches

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I've had this domain name for some time now, I thought now would be a good time to launch a website for it, especially after a few people started begging me for something.

Sevenize itself isn't ready just yet, but I've been searching the Internet for existing work, and I'm pleased to announce that Alexandru Ghinea, creator of the Windows 7 Refresh Pack, has allowed me to use his work in Sevenize. If anyone has any other suggestions or pre-made improvements let me know and I'll work on including them.

I'm also working with Long Zheng with his windows 7 Taskforce website to see what UI quirks we can fix.

Credit to Lloyd Humphreys for the fab icon/logo for Sevenize!