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Windows 7: Custom themes just change wallpaper to black

29 Dec 2011   #1
Bommster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Custom themes just change wallpaper to black

I'm trying to install the Gizdom Reloaded theme for Windows 7. However, when I click the .theme file, I get the default Aero theme and a black wallpaper. I have patched the required files using the Universal Theme Patcher. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (build 7601) with SP1.


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29 Dec 2011   #2
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

did you patch your system so you could use custom themes? if not thats why that happens
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29 Dec 2011   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Bommster, welcome to 7F!

From what I have read, that theme is fraught with problems especially for x64 systems, nice theme though.

Did you see the notes from your link?
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Note : Check x64 system files here : [link] thanks to ~Enzoisamazing

Note 2 : some part of Gizdom Reloaded has been corrupted for no reason,so i'm sorry if some parts weren't changed or some bugs can't be fixed
If you believe you have followed the instructions properly there, and still want to try installing, see:
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes, and try that patch.

You might want to do a System Restore to before your recent attempt, you never know what may have happened to your system files.
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29 Dec 2011   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for this, really like it, just installed.

Running 32 Bit (x86)

Is working fine for me.
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29 Dec 2011   #5
Bommster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi Bommster, welcome to 7F!

From what I have read, that theme is fraught with problems especially for x64 systems, nice theme though.

Did you see the notes from your link?
Quote:
Note : Check x64 system files here : [link] thanks to ~Enzoisamazing

Note 2 : some part of Gizdom Reloaded has been corrupted for no reason,so i'm sorry if some parts weren't changed or some bugs can't be fixed
If you believe you have followed the instructions properly there, and still want to try installing, see:
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes, and try that patch.

You might want to do a System Restore to before your recent attempt, you never know what may have happened to your system files.
After being silly for a while I noticed I'm supposed to put the system files on the Windows folder. Did that. It changed the start orb, slider and back/forward buttons in the Windows Explorer, but it didn't change the frame or the close/minimize/maximize buttons. Those still are from the Aero theme, even though this theme is selected. Also, first thing I did before installing is apply the patch, so I'm pretty sure it's not that.
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29 Dec 2011   #6
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Did you change ExplorerFrame.dll?
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29 Dec 2011   #7
Bommster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Did you change ExplorerFrame.dll?
Yep. I did back it up and make a system restore point, though, just in case.
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30 Dec 2011   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I just downloaded and installed this theme on 64-bit and it works fine.
Post us been shot of C:\Windows\Resources\Themes with Windows Explorer maximize like my example below.
Jerry
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