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Windows 7: Can't replace Aero.msstyle

21 Jun 2009   #1
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Can't get custom theme to work (see post #17)

Hey.
Don't get me wrong, I did take Ownership of the file but Windows still doesn't want to replace the file. "I need a special permission".

I've download the black Win7 Basic theme and I wanted to try it out but... I can't find a way to replace the file. Help?


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21 Jun 2009   #2
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It'll be because the default Aero theme is in use.


Going off the presumption it has identical filenames:
Download another theme first with a different filename to place next to Aero's files,
then switch to the new temp theme and log-off or restart to free up the Aero msstyle (they stay loaded in the memory).

Once restarted, replace the original Aero files.. (Do a backup though incase Aero Black is broken in anyway so you can revert!).


The Ideal way is to leave Aero intact and add themes as extra ones though. It should be a totally seperate theme, name & file wise. I don't know how windows will react if Black is broken & there's no default Aero in working order!!!
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21 Jun 2009   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've downloaded and installed MrGrim's Digital Pack and I still can't replace it :\

Already did a backup.
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21 Jun 2009   #4
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Oh Ok.. I'd wait for MrGrim's advice then because I'm not familiar with his Digital Pack. Hope you manage to sort it out.
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21 Jun 2009   #5
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I hope too coz the Basic Theme's colors s**** b****.

Also, the Aero.msstyle is suppose to only change the ugly Basic Theme's grey to black.
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22 Jun 2009   #6
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I hope too coz the Basic Theme's colors s**** b****.

Also, the Aero.msstyle is suppose to only change the ugly Basic Theme's grey to black.
instead of replacing it, just copy the Aero folder and call it AeroBlack or something. delete the aero.msstyles file in there, and replace it with the one you downloaded. then make a custom .theme file that points to the new .msstyles file.

just open up an existing .theme file in notepad and you'll see what i'm talking about.

it's a much less intrusive option since you don't have to replace any system files to apply the new style...
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22 Jun 2009   #7
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah! Good idea! Didn't thought of that!
Thanks... turns out that the msstyle file doesn't work (gives Windows Classic)
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22 Jun 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

The Digital pack is only a themepack and is only meant to give you some wallpapers, a few icons and change your Aero colour, as far as I know it has nothing to do with Aero.msstyle.

I have had some luck changing the Aero.msstyle by switching to classic and then you should be able to do your modifications and when you have finnished editing just apply it and it should work.
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22 Jun 2009   #9
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Yeah! Good idea! Didn't thought of that!
Thanks... turns out that the msstyle file doesn't work (gives Windows Classic)
i assume you patched your uxtheme and related files?
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22 Jun 2009   #10
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i assume you patched your uxtheme and related files?
I installed that Ux Style Core thingy. If it's not that, where do I install the files? I already have them.

Forgot about that detail.
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