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Windows 7: Theme Installation Help

01 Jun 2012   #1
nomac11

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Theme Installation Help

Recently,i downloaded a couple of installer themes.....I found several files like"Theme,Explorer.exe,OobeFldr.dll,ExplorerFrame.dll,Shell32.dll".... i don't know how to begin installation or where to paste these files....I have already patched the system with universal theme patcher.....now how do i advance?


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01 Jun 2012   #2
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Themes are in,.....C:/windows/resources/themes
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01 Jun 2012   #3
koolkat77

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C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Paste your themes there.

Have you restarted after patching the files?
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01 Jun 2012   #4
nomac11

windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

Yes .....but simply pasting the files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes didn't work.....it does work for a basic theme package ..but what about "Explorer.exe,OobeFldr.dll,ExplorerFrame.dll,Shell32.dll".....where do i paste these files?
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01 Jun 2012   #5
koolkat77

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AFAIK whatever files are needed to patch, are patched by the uxthemepatcher.

Which themes you are trying to use? Could you share the links here?

Have you Right Click Personalize and selected the theme that you are trying to apply?
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01 Jun 2012   #6
Arc

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Changing explorer.exe will change the start button. Explorerframe will change the back\forward buttons. The others will also change some of the system elements. .

There are several ways to do it. One of those is by using System File Replacer

Another widely used tool is Windows 7 Theme Installer

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I would suggest you to have a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup before you mess with the system files .
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