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Windows 7: Customizing Windows


26 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Customizing Windows

Hey all so i just formatted and setting up windows, and well I'm having some trouble =( First i installed 7Pro off of deviant art the custom theme and it worked like a charm. Well then i was changing all the icons on my desktop and couldn't for control panel. so I followed the tuts on vista forums and well they didn't work at all, did exactly what was said and it didn't change the icon. So I tried just logging off and then logging back in to see if it would change the control panel icon and then my theme went all messed up, it was all white and crap. so I tried to apply windows 7 start theme and then go back to the 7Pro one and it was still messed up! So i re-downloaded and replaced the files again and tried to apply and once again it was still messed up! So someone please help me before I go crazy, I can't figure out why any of this isn't working!

Thanks,
Kukag

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26 Jun 2010   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi Kukag !!
Keep a cool head, pal ! I know that you are a good help to others, and so yourself.

Have you applied the uxtheme patch, pal ? If so, first unpatch all the three dlls' and go back to default aero theme. Then reapply the patches , and apply the custom theme. See whether if fixes the problem or not
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Lol alright, ya It was just 1:56 AM and I was tired lol I'll give that a try right now, I have em patched already, does uxstyle have unpatching tools?

Update : Crap! I didn't backup these 3 things, what should i do?

Thanks,
Kukag
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26 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Lol alright, ya It was just 1:56 AM and I was tired lol I'll give that a try right now, I have em patched already, does uxstyle have unpatching tools?

Update : Crap! I didn't backup these 3 things, what should i do?

Thanks,
Kukag
Which three is it? I use uxstyle core which doesn't replace them but runs as a small footprint service so I should still have the originals if you need them. UxStyle - no more patching.
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Wait thats the one I used? I'm running a SFC through cmd.exe to replace the DLL's? but I'm guessing I didn't have to? what do i do now?

Thanks,
Kukag
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26 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Wait thats the one I used? I'm running a SFC through cmd.exe to replace the DLL's? but I'm guessing I didn't have to? what do i do now?

Thanks,
Kukag
It should have an uninstall feature in the Programs and Features window.

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26 Jun 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Lol alright, ya It was just 1:56 AM and I was tired lol I'll give that a try right now, I have em patched already, does uxstyle have unpatching tools?

Update : Crap! I didn't backup these 3 things, what should i do?

Thanks,
Kukag
There is no cause of agony, till now, pal. You must keep a cool head to overcome the problem. First, go through the tutorial : Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes . If you dont have the theme patcher, download it from the link provided there.

Now, unzip and run the themepatcher. Look carefully .... if the patches are applyed properly, the patcher window should look like this
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Look... no need for manual backup. it is already there Just click the three restore buttons.

And if the patcher window looks different ... that means if the Backup rows are empty and patch buttons are highlighted ... it is to understand that theprevious patching somehow disabled during the logoff - logon . Apply the three again. Do the next (you know it well, but for this time only ake the help of the tutorial), and apply the theme.

But if it is neither the first nor the second condition .... please let me know what happened


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I'm gonna try and uninstall the UXstyle thing first and then reinstalling it.

Thanks,
Kukag
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
I'm gonna try and uninstall the UXstyle thing first and then reinstalling it.

Thanks,
Kukag
After uninstall, if you like, you could try Arc's tut on patching it. I've never been fond of the patching method although I did it in XP. Always had a tough time deciding which version of the patch to use. It appears the one mentioned by Arc has taken the guess work out of it though
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26 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Ya I thought about it, but this seemed simpler and i like the uninstall to remove em so I did it and the theme works great =D Thanks a bunch, now all I need help on is why my control panel icon will not change =(

Thanks,
Kukag
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