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Windows 7: Third party themes no longer working

25 Oct 2017   #1
varlaamus

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Third party themes no longer working

Lately I found that my third party themes no longer work switching and I don't know why. I use UxStyle as patcher. I tried uninstalling it and installing it back again, or repairing from the Programs and Features menu but it gave me the error that the theme subsystem has been tampered with. So I did an sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt so I can fix the issues.

The trouble is that I use Windows 7 Starter which doesn't have the ability to change themes altogether out of the box. So when I ran the sfc command it reverted me back to that state of ugly-blue-style-ugly-blue-wallpaper that I had before. I then tried everything: repaired UxStyle, reinstalled it, ran sfc /scannow a gazillion times even in safe mode, even followed some advice on the forum telling to restart the Unsigned Themes service. Nothing worked.

Now I am back again with a genuine personalisation panel fully functional but third party themes reverting to Windows Classic. The theme in use right now is the last 3rd party one that works. If I change it it will go like this (it is this https://nitrium-oxide.deviantart.com...me-269594078):




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31 Oct 2017   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I am using UniversalThemePatcher . It works fine for third party themes.
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31 Oct 2017   #3
varlaamus

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

1. I heard about it. Can I uninstall it after patching the needed files?
2. Did any update kill it so far? if so, how did you fixed it?
3. Did you have UxStyle working while patching those files? I am afraid of some errors or breaking stuff.
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02 Nov 2017   #4
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

The program works by patching the system files to make third party themes to work. When You patch - it works , if You unpatch - it stops working. I am using it for abour 7 years and it causes no probelms so far. For UxStyle I have no oppinion - never used it till now.
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