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Windows 7: Custom Themes in Win7 x64/x86 SP1

30 Jan 2011   #1
ElQuia

Windows 7 x64 SP1 - Ubuntu 10.10 x64 - Linux Mint 10 (dual boot + Virtual Box)
 
 
Custom Themes in Win7 x64/x86 SP1

Hello everybody, installed a couple of days ago SP1 on both my Win 7 machines, notebook x86 , desktop x64. SP1 looks like it overwrites uxtheme.dll or something with new versions. Does anybody know if there already is a patcher to be able to use custom themes on 7 SP1 ? Thanks.


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30 Jan 2011   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

When you install SP! it re-writes your system files. Just use whatever you used in the first place to re-patch them.
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30 Jan 2011   #3
sam2fish

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes I do....!

Download and execute this file... "UniversalThemePatcher_20090409". Pick 32-bit or 64-bit, according to what your Windows-7 is. It has three patch buttons that have to be presed. Then it will ask you to re-boot.

After that, install whatever theme you like.

This is the theme I'm runing right now... "Nightfall_for_Windows_7_by_oliver182", it is really cool !!!

Just for your info... the Nightfall folder, and Nightfall.theme... (or, any theme you install) have to be copied to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.

Then right-click on your desktop, go to Personalize, then scroll down to Nightfall, and click on it.

You can further tweak the theme while in Windows Color>Advanced appearance settings. There are settings as to font colors, sizes, and more...
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30 Jan 2011   #4
ElQuia

Windows 7 x64 SP1 - Ubuntu 10.10 x64 - Linux Mint 10 (dual boot + Virtual Box)
 
 

sam2fish please post the link for "UniversalThemePatcher_20090409"?, its not clickeable. tw33k: nope core uxtheme patcher from july 13 that runs as service recognizes the files it intends to patch as different and aborts. I am nearly sure we need a patcher that works on SP1 versions, will try (previous backup) sam2fish suggestion (If I find the link) and Ill be back
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31 Jan 2011   #5
sam2fish

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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31 Jan 2011   #6
ElQuia

Windows 7 x64 SP1 - Ubuntu 10.10 x64 - Linux Mint 10 (dual boot + Virtual Box)
 
 

sam2fish, will try previous doing a full acronis backup. Nobody over there seems to have tried on SP1. BTW SP1 is 6.1.7601 build.
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08 Feb 2011   #7
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

on x64, you HAVE to run the x86 patch too.

also, right click and click run as admin.
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