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Windows 7: replacer doesn't work

08 Nov 2009   #1
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 
replacer doesn't work

I've tried to get some custom themes and were told I needed to replace some dlls using a program called replacer.
It asks me to drag the uxtheme.dll into the window, then drag the new uxtheme.dll into the window after confirming with a Y and pressing enter I just get an error:

* uxtheme.dll:
- Replacing system file...
! Copy failed.

Press any key to quit.

I've turned off UAC and also tried to run it as administrator with no luck.
what's wrong? :S


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09 Nov 2009   #2
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

I guess I've located what's causing it all, when I try to copy there I get an error which says something like "you need permission to perform this action" but I've even activated the hidden administrator and turned off UAC. How am I supposed to gain permission? :S
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09 Nov 2009   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you taken ownership of the files required?
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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09 Nov 2009   #4
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

I'll try that one, really hope it will work now, getting desperate. tried everything now, also tried safe mode
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09 Nov 2009   #5
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

Finally, thank you very much! Though it is annoying finding such a simple answer when it has annoyed me for so long

anyway to force windows into giving the hidden admin user all of trustedinstaller's rights so I don't have to do it manually whenever I wish to modify something? shouldn't compromise the security too much seeing I only use that admin for that purpose.
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09 Nov 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just make sure that you create backup original copies of any system files you intend on modifying & don't run the hidden admin account on a daily basis.
I'm glad you got it sorted

Oh, remember to re-enable UAC too
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