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Windows 7: help with theme?

19 Aug 2010   #1

help with theme?

hi guys i am having trouble getting this theme to work it's my first time using custom themes and i need some help the theme is called "windows 7 basic black theme"

heres a link to it: Windows 7 Basic Black by ~cryeR on deviantART

i do what it says to do but it wont let me take control of the a particular file i think its the areo file i have to take ownership then swap it i take ownership but it wont let me replace the file could someone please try to use the theme on there computer and see if they can get it to work?

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19 Aug 2010   #2


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19 Aug 2010   #3

Win7 HP 64bit

A thought. Is the file you have to Take Ownership of, being used as your current theme. If so swap out to another one temporarily while you do the change.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

You need to patch your system files: Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

or, if you don't want to change system files: Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Then take ownership of the aero.msstyles found in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero

then replace it with the one found in the zip: Aero folder Aero.msstyles
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