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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?


21 Jul 2012   #21

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Going to have dinner will be back later.
Jerry

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21 Jul 2012   #22

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OK Chuck
I did some testing, using your settings in Window Color and Appearance when using Aero or Basic themes it can not be done but using Classic theme it works. See screenshots
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Aero, Basic, Classic
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-personalization.png

Aero
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-aero.png

Basic
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-basic.png

Classic
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-classic.png

Quote:
I have been using the same color set since back in the Windows 2000 days
You need to remember Windows 7 changed with Aero and Basic themes added.

You would need a custom theme to get it to work on Aero or Basic themes.
I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
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This will be a custom theme and 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

Let me know.
Jerry


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21 Jul 2012   #23

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Here is what can be done with Windows Style Builder.
Those color can be changed to your colors.
Jerry
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22 Jul 2012   #24

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Jerry;

I appreciate your time and effort. Thanks. I won't even BEGIN to try to understand why Windows 7 -- or WHEN for that matter -- made those changes -- without warning! 'Cause I'm telling you, I was using that type of colo0r for years -- bad eyes mad the red more easily locatable.

At least I know I'm not totally daft!

As for patching:

The second choice seems the more "friendly" of the two. I could do it...my question would be would it hold up under Windows Update processes? Or would it be something one would always have to "re-do"? I don't see myself "upgrading" to Windows 8 anytime soon, so that isn't an [initial] issue, so if it would remain in effect once complete, I could do that.

Although I certainly appreciate the effort Jerry, I feel bad that you would have to spend "hours" on this for me.

Lemme know what you think / feel about this...

Regards,
Chuck

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
OK Chuck
I did some testing, using your settings in Window Color and Appearance when using Aero or Basic themes it can not be done but using Classic theme it works. See screenshots
Attachment 222700

Aero, Basic, Classic
Attachment 222701

Aero
Attachment 222702

Basic
Attachment 222703

Classic
Attachment 222704

Quote:
I have been using the same color set since back in the Windows 2000 days
You need to remember Windows 7 changed with Aero and Basic themes added.

You would need a custom theme to get it to work on Aero or Basic themes.
I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
&
This will be a custom theme and 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

Let me know.
Jerry
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22 Jul 2012   #25

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote:
my question would be would it hold up under Windows Update processes?
Yes it does.

If you use this Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes sometimes you need to repatch if you use sfc /scannow.

This 1 is a service and no need to repatch, it's the1 I use Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Let me know.
Jerry
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22 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote:
my question would be would it hold up under Windows Update processes?
Yes it does.

If you use this Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes sometimes you need to repatch if you use sfc /scannow.

This 1 is a service and no need to repatch, it's the1 I use Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Let me know.
Jerry
No. 2 looks pretty straightforward -- so I don't need to replace any files -- just run the unzipped prog? That would be cool -- and quickly re-done if need be...

So Jerry, will the patched files just "allow" the changes -- not force the changes?

If so, I'm all for it...

Anytime...

Chuck
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22 Jul 2012   #27

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Jerry, OK, I installed UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits. Now, if you set up a custom theme, will I be able to then "adapt" that theme? Or should I set up a theme, and then send it to you for modification?

Regards,
Chuck Billow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
OK Chuck
I did some testing, using your settings in Window Color and Appearance when using Aero or Basic themes it can not be done but using Classic theme it works. See screenshots
Attachment 222700

Aero, Basic, Classic
Attachment 222701

Aero
Attachment 222702

Basic
Attachment 222703

Classic
Attachment 222704

Quote:
I have been using the same color set since back in the Windows 2000 days
You need to remember Windows 7 changed with Aero and Basic themes added.

You would need a custom theme to get it to work on Aero or Basic themes.
I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
&
This will be a custom theme and 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

Let me know.
Jerry
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22 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Jerry, here's a copy of a current theme. It's the "Selected Items" that's all screwed up...

Chuck


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23 Jul 2012   #29

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Chuck
Sorry for the late reply was a little sick.

Here you go try this download and extract the zip folder to your desktop, put both 1 CWB theme folder and 1 CWB.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-cwb.pngWindows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-themes.png

It will show up in Personalization as CWB
Windows 7 Ultimate with NO SP-1?-personalization.png

Let me know if it's OK or not.
Jerry


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23 Jul 2012   #30

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Hi Chuck
Sorry for the late reply was a little sick.

Here you go try this download and extract the zip folder to your desktop, put both 1 CWB theme folder and 1 CWB.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Attachment 222918Attachment 222919

It will show up in Personalization as CWB
Attachment 222920

Let me know if it's OK or not.
Jerry
We are getting closer! But look what I just saw in an explorer window:

Is this fixable?

CB
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That is TOO cool! You the MAN!

I had almost resigned myself to those colors being gone.

Now all I have to do is backtrack and make sure that I can re-do this in case I have a system meltdown!

I hope you're feeling better Jerry. Being sick can be a total pain.

A funny aside: My daughter was a counselor at camp a couple summers ago, and had picked up the nickname 'Bongo' from the kids. She says you stole her name!

So, in the future, until I can shell out the $30 or so for the software, I just need to replace those three files in the system32 directory, and run that one patch, and then the altered theme will be good to go? Too cool...


Thanks,
Chuck


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