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Windows 7: Can't replace Aero.msstyle

22 Jun 2009   #11
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If your trying to change a visual style , you need to place the extracted folder in :

D:\Windows\Resources\Themes ( obviously change the drive letter if needed )


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22 Jun 2009   #12
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

^ I know where to put a theme. It's where to put uxtheme crack that I don't know.
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23 Jun 2009   #13
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i've not tried that new patcher. i've used his old pre-patched files (they go in /windows/system32) which work fine, and now i run AveStyler for its GUI (it costs a few euros).

it took me a while to get a hacked aero.msstyles file running with the old manual method. not sure how it finally worked. it's too bad you can't just double-click on .msstyles files to apply them like you could in XP...
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23 Jun 2009   #14
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Here's what you do:

1) Switch to one of the high contrast themes, or Windows Classic
2) Take ownership of the Aero file, then click ok until all of the properties windows are closed
3) Give yourself Read & Edit permissions and all of that stuff...
4) Do whatever you want with the file
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23 Jun 2009   #15
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK... in summary.

1. Took Ownership
2. Can't give myself any privilege other than Read, Execute and Show content of folder.
3. UAC doesn't do anything about it.
4. Can't replace any of the uxtheme patched files.
5. Still can't replace the Aero.msstyle
6. Tried in Safe Mode

I've tried everything now... help.
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23 Jun 2009   #16
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
OK... in summary.

1. Took Ownership
2. Can't give myself any privilege other than Read, Execute and Show content of folder.
3. UAC doesn't do anything about it.
4. Can't replace any of the uxtheme patched files.
5. Still can't replace the Aero.msstyle
6. Tried in Safe Mode

I've tried everything now... help.
I think step one is where you went wrong, if you have taken ownership then you should have no problems getting full read and write controls.

First, right click Aero.msstyle and select properties.

Go to the security Tab and select advanced.

Go to the Owner Tab and select Edit.

Select Administrator(your user name) and hit OK and OK again.

Now you are on the security tab again, select Edit.

Select Administrator (your user name) and give yourself full control and Hit OK and OK again and your done.

You should now be able to move, edit or delete the file.
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23 Jun 2009   #17
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Mr Grim! It worked. The Take Ownership shortcut doesn't work then...

But, now, when I replaced my Aero.msstyle, after patching the uxtheme and tralala, gives me Windows Classic. I've restored my backup now. So, why can't I have Windows 7 basic's taskbar in black -_-
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23 Jun 2009   #18
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I think step one is where you went wrong, if you have taken ownership then you should have no problems getting full read and write controls.

First, right click Aero.msstyle and select properties.

Go to the security Tab and select advanced.

Go to the Owner Tab and select Edit.

Select Administrator(your user name) and hit OK and OK again.

Now you are on the security tab again, select Edit.

Select Administrator (your user name) and give yourself full control and Hit OK and OK again and your done.

You should now be able to move, edit or delete the file.
I thought that was what I said...


I'm not accusing you of copying or anything, its just that it seems familiar.
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23 Jun 2009   #19
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

So any help in getting this the theme working?
*changes the topic name*
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24 Jun 2009   #20
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

did you replace aero.msstyles with the new one? are you launching it via aero.theme? what happens, does it go to the classic theme? if so, either the msstyle is no good, or your theme files are not properly patched.

do any other themes work? try this one:

style for Windows 7 7057 by ~warulez on deviantART
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