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Windows 7: replacer doesn't work

08 Nov 2009   #1

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2009   #2

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Have you taken ownership of the files required?
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 / Vista

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

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2009   #6

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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