We always like to customize our Windows to make it pretty. There are hundreds of themes available to spice up Windows.
" is a very small utility created by well-known "Rafael
" @ Withinwindows
As you all know, Windows doesn’t all you install third-party themes by default. To install a third-party theme in Windows
, you need to patch Windows
system files. Of course, there are many patches available, but many novice users find this as a tedious task.
Here is a great application for Windows, named UxStyle Core that lets you patch Windows in a few seconds easily without playing with system files. It works fine for XP, Vista and Windows 7
. So, just download and install the UxStyle Core to start playing with new themes.
UxStyle is a light-weight system service named Unsigned Themes, complimentary to the Themes service, and a kernel driver, sizing in at ~500k and ~17kb respectfully (beta builds). The service handles the enabling/disabling of custom theme support and the kernel driver handles patching. For 64-bit platforms, the kernel driver is signed with a digital certificate, as required by Microsoft.
Simply download and install the tool and get ready to enjoy 3rd party themes. It works in Windows XP, Vista and 7
Note that it doesn't have any UI
. It'll run as a service in background and will allow you to use 3rd party themes. UxStyle - Enjoy 3rd party Themes.zip
In builds 72xx you may need to run an elevated command prompt and copy paste exactly what the code shows below to make it work.
sc config uxpatch group= "File System"
sc config UnsignedThemes group= UIGroup