I'm using Uxstyle too. Was using universal theme patcher, but after sfc themes wont work, then you need to take ownership of, I forgot, was it the whole windows folder (fix told by Mr.Grim aka Mark back then) or just particular files...Too messy
UxStyle simplifies things, and if you add to that Windows 7 Start Button Changer: Change Your Windows 7 Start Button With One Click | door2windows
nice, simple, easy. Now, there is and this: XPtsp Support Board - View topic - [Tutorial] How to patch your system with 7tsp
I haven't tried it yet. This program patches system files too, but its kind of "all in one" for patcing, start orb and everything else. And can restore patched files too.
EDIT: I didn't realize that this was my 900 post. Good for me I suppose