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Windows 7: Enabling Custom Themes

28 Mar 2010   #11
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Derek....your reply is very encouraging and I just may go for it! I'll keep you posted, if and when I do and let you know what the outcome is! It's funny, when I had my old XP pc, I would try many things, but since I've got this Windows 7 machine I've been extremely careful of any and everything I apply to it. I was saying in another forum that it seems as if Microsoft was determined to discourage any 'tampering' with 7, and went all out with the personalization in an effort to satisfy eveyone's need for eye candy! LOL!! I heard even Stardock was having trouble getting Windowblinds to perform properly in 7!! Thanks again!


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28 Mar 2010   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpioninblue View Post
Thanks Derek....your reply is very encouraging and I just may go for it! I'll keep you posted, if and when I do and let you know what the outcome is! It's funny, when I had my old XP pc, I would try many things, but since I've got this Windows 7 machine I've been extremely careful of any and everything I apply to it. I was saying in another forum that it seems as if Microsoft was determined to discourage any 'tampering' with 7, and went all out with the personalization in an effort to satisfy eveyone's need for eye candy! LOL!! I heard even Stardock was having trouble getting Windowblinds to perform properly in 7!! Thanks again!
You're Welcome,
I think you'll find most personalizing pretty painless but any questions or problems you have, just post back here and it will get you all the help you need, This is a great forum full of helpful people.
Derek
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28 Mar 2010   #13
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Derek for the great words of encouragement! I'm feeling more confident and just may take the plunge after reading your post!

Like so many here, I was a former XP user...... I didn't waste my time or money on Vista, so when Microsoft finally got 7 finished and after reading the great reviews, I decided it was time for a new desktop. I have a HP machine and it runs as smooth as silk, so you can see my extreme caution at applying anything that would disrupt that!!!

It seems that Microsoft was determined to satisfy the user desire for personalization in 7 and they went all out to fulfill that need. They made a lot of effort to keep people from 'tampering' with it, and I heard that even Stardock was having trouble getting Windowblinds to work well. When I first read about Uxstyle, I thought......there is no way this can work and not cause some unforeseen problems! But apparently I'm wrong!

I'll probably do a full registry back up and set a restore point before starting anything when I do decide to try it and of course report back with the outcome! Thanks a million!!
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28 Mar 2010   #14
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for the duplicate post!!! LOL! I didn't see the first one and thought I forgot to hit the submit button!!
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28 Mar 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpioninblue View Post
Thanks Derek for the great words of encouragement! I'm feeling more confident and just may take the plunge after reading your post!

Like so many here, I was a former XP user...... I didn't waste my time or money on Vista, so when Microsoft finally got 7 finished and after reading the great reviews, I decided it was time for a new desktop. I have a HP machine and it runs as smooth as silk, so you can see my extreme caution at applying anything that would disrupt that!!!

It seems that Microsoft was determined to satisfy the user desire for personalization in 7 and they went all out to fulfill that need. They made a lot of effort to keep people from 'tampering' with it, and I heard that even Stardock was having trouble getting Windowblinds to work well. When I first read about Uxstyle, I thought......there is no way this can work and not cause some unforeseen problems! But apparently I'm wrong!

I'll probably do a full registry back up and set a restore point before starting anything when I do decide to try it and of course report back with the outcome! Thanks a million!!
You're welcome,
Uxstyle is harmless, the universal theme patcher was what altered files which is why I switched to Uxstyle plus it's just easier. As for windowblinds I didn't have any problems with it but I just took it off to get rid of some startup programs.
I never used xp but I did and still use vista and I find 7 alot easier to play with as far as customizing, Just my experience anyway.
Anyway keep us posted and enjoy the forum and your new themes should you decide to start customizing.
Derek
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28 Mar 2010   #16
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

I just uninstalled uxstyle a few days ago. I would lose areo when logging off and logging on. I could still see uxstyle in task manager, but I could not get aero back on until reboot. This was on a very fresh Win7 32bit install. I went back to patching the theme files and all is fine.
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28 Mar 2010   #17
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your post....it's good to hear both the pros and cons beforehand!
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31 Mar 2010   #18
Shrantellatessa

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Hello Scorpion,
Sorry for the late reply

I'm still using it and it runs just fine, no problems at all; and if this can help you, I too was very worried and afraid before enabling custom themes, now I don't regret using UxStyle and I'm enjoying the beautiful themes!
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01 Apr 2010   #19
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply! Well I'm going to take the plunge also, it all seemed to easy which is why I was so hesitant.......but now after reading your reply I can see I have nothing to worry about! Thanks again!
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01 Apr 2010   #20
Shrantellatessa

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

You're welcome! ^_^
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