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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 themes

07 Feb 2012   #1
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Installing Win 7 themes

Hey guys, I have been looking at sum laptop themes I think look really cool. Are they easy to install and uninstall? Could you please help me do this?

Thanks


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07 Feb 2012   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi TWardy

If you post a link to the theme you are looking at we can help you through it. If it a third party theme you will need to patch some system files in order to install it. Have a look at this link for some more information - Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Danny
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07 Feb 2012   #3
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Hey guys, I have been looking at sum laptop themes I think look really cool. Are they easy to install and uninstall? Could you please help me do this?

Thanks
Yes, they are easy to install and uninstall. Unless if you mean a theme that requires system files modifications or if it is a 3rd party theme, you will need to do more things, which will take more time and may be difficult depending on your experience. If you can tell me what theme you meant or link us to "sum laptop themes", I may assist you well.
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07 Feb 2012   #4
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm really not sure. I would love a dark theme. To have everything black with red writing. I have tried to download a couple of dark themes but it just seemed to change desktop background - but i can only see the same high contrast themes?
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07 Feb 2012   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did you patch the system files and reboot before installing. You mentioned high contrast themes have you got aero enabled. Is it an aero or HC theme you want to install.
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07 Feb 2012   #6
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I did none of these and am really not sure what any of that means. I downloaded an original win 7 dark theme as it was supposed to be easy.
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07 Feb 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Please point the theme out ... it will be easy to tell you what you are to do to apply it.
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07 Feb 2012   #8
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Win7themes.net

Dark concave 7

Can you recommend a cool dark theme, easy to set up

Thanks
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07 Feb 2012   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Download the theme, extract it on your desktop.
Now , download the themepatcher from the link that Danny provided Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes, the 64 bit one. Run it as admin (Right click > run as admin). Patch all the three offered dll files, and restart your computer.

Open the themes folder from your desktop ... there should be one file folder named Concave7, containing two folders viz en-US and shell, and a windows visual style file. There is another windows theme files named Concave7. Copy the entire folder described first, and the theme file, and go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes; nad paste the both there.

Come back to your desktop. Right click > personalize. In the resulting window , scroll a bit down and look for installed theme concave 7, it should be there already. Apply it, and see the changes.

There are more system components in that theme, but those are bit difficult to apply.
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07 Feb 2012   #10
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If thats this one - Concave 7 by =MrGRiM01 on deviantART you need to patch the files as I posted above download and extract the files then place the theme files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
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