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Windows 7: Cannot Apply Themes


20 Jul 2011   #1

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Cannot Apply Themes

I've downloaded a new theme from DeviantArt.com and Installed Universal Theme Patcher. I've followed the rules (patching, restarting the computer, placing extracted theme in C:/Windows/Resources/Themes.) Yet, every time I press "Apply" my computer does absolutely nothing. No "Please Wait.." or anything and the theme does not change.

Someone please help?

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20 Jul 2011   #2

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Did you put both (1 theme folder and 1 .theme file) like in screenshot in C:/Windows/Resources/Themes?
Cannot Apply Themes-themes.png

Click on start button in the search box type Aero and look for Find and fix problems with transparency and check for problems
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Let me know if this helps
Jerry


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23 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I am having the same problem! I did the find and fix thing, and it says that the "current theme doesn't support aero."
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23 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I just gave up, I tried to use a theme that required you to replace the "shell32.dll" and it messed up my computer. I used the recovery cd.
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23 Jul 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midamah View Post
I am having the same problem! I did the find and fix thing, and it says that the "current theme doesn't support aero."
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midamah View Post
I just gave up, I tried to use a theme that required you to replace the "shell32.dll" and it messed up my computer. I used the recovery cd.
You do not need to replace "shell32.dll" if you don't want to it's a option. post a link to the theme and I will look at it.
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Will be back in about 8 to 10 hours time for bed.
Jerry
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25 Jul 2011   #6

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Hey Jerry, I attempted Find and fix problems with transparency but I opened it, and then it quickly shut down for some reason. Also, if I type in Aero in the search, it doesn't even give me the option Find and fix problems with transparency, I have to type it in manually.
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26 Jul 2011   #7

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emarlier View Post
Hey Jerry, I attempted Find and fix problems with transparency but I opened it, and then it quickly shut down for some reason. Also, if I type in Aero in the search, it doesn't even give me the option Find and fix problems with transparency, I have to type it in manually.
Can you fill out your system specs look at post 2, 4 will tell you how to fill it out http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post23230

Have you used Aero theme before on this computer?

Try this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker if you use the Universal Theme Patcher this will remove the patch and you'll have to do it again.
In post 5 there are two links the first one is a service that allows you to run custom themes you do not need to patch files and then if you need to run the file Checker it does not remove it I thought I would just mention that.
Jerry
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26 Jul 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Hello Jerry,

Sorry I just got notice that you replied to this thread.

Here is one of the many themes I was trying to use. Not sure if this was one with the shell32.dll thing, but this wouldn't work at all for me.
Snow Leopard for Win7 FINAL by =sagorpirbd on deviantART

I will review the links you've provided. Thank you for responding!
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27 Jul 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midamah View Post
Hello Jerry,

Sorry I just got notice that you replied to this thread.

Here is one of the many themes I was trying to use. Not sure if this was one with the shell32.dll thing, but this wouldn't work at all for me.
Snow Leopard for Win7 FINAL by =sagorpirbd on deviantART

I will review the links you've provided. Thank you for responding!
First next time would you please start a new thread it gets confusing trying to work on two things in one thread thank you.
I downloaded the theme you posted a link to and installed it and it works fine.
I noticed under your username and your system specs say Vista that is confusing to please let us know which operating system you are using.
Did you put 4 (1 theme folder and 3 .theme files) highlighted in red?
Cannot Apply Themes-themes.png

In C/Windows/Resources/Themes as shown in the screenshot highlighted in red?
Cannot Apply Themes-themes2.png

Do they show up in the Personalization as shown in the screenshot highlighted in red?
Cannot Apply Themes-personalization.png

Jerry


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