Restoring the original Alienware OEM "Look and Feel" after a clean install of Windows 10

GoHack

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Hi,

Is there a procedure, or a file, for restoring the original Alienware "Look and Feel" after a clean install of Windows 10?

I found an older procedure for windows 7, 8, and 8.1, but none for 10.

I just installed a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD in my new Alienware 15 R3 (2018). It's setup as the boot disk (C:), using the Microsoft USB procedure. I still have the original 1 TB Boot HD, which came w/the system, so is there a core file there which I can copy over to the SSD?

Thanks
 

Alienwulf

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You could with Win7 it was pretty easy..but now with Win10 not so. You can change the load and splash screens to give it that Alien look again. Plus add the Alien start-up and shut-down sound file's for effect. This link will help you with the screens.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-change-the-desktop-and-login-screen-image-in-windows-10/
Sound files are here..
http://www.alienowners.com/threads/alienware-startup-logoff-modified-system-soundpack.1813/
Hope this helps get you started..
 

Ragusa

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I used Macrium Reflect software (freeware version), for cloning original HGST HDD 1TB to SSD M.2 Samsung 960 EVO. There are 6 partitions and
all 6 are cloned with adjustment of size of visible c:\ partition, to fit size of smaller SSD. Atfer that is several time tested SSD for boot and looks good( with removed original HDD), but I made additional clone on external HDD for any case. Original HDD C:ppartition is formated using external USB connection for SATA disk. I did not touch other partitions and disk is fitted back and is used for storage. With Macrium Reflect this operation going smooth.
 
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