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Windows 7: uxtheme patched, how to restore??

20 Aug 2010   #1
civint

Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)
 
 
uxtheme patched, how to restore??

I patched my uxtheme.dll (and the other .dlls you need to patch to install and use third party themes), however, when I try and logon (using patched dlls) it never makes it to the login window, refreshing to black and flashing blue, then refreshing to black over and over, until I reboot into safe mode and 'unpatch' the .dll files using the patcher.

I tried using an alternate patcher but it says the .dlls are already patched and so it cannot patch it :s

Does anyone know how to get my original .dlls back? or original copies of the files?


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20 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7? I'm not sure if the files is the same in both. Either way I will try to put a copy of the dll you mention in a zip file and upload it here, then you can just replace yours with my unpatched version. I recommend making a restore point before attempting this.
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20 Aug 2010   #3
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you have "windows malicious software removal" update installed, uninstall that update and try.
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20 Aug 2010   #4
civint

Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)
 
 

I'm using 32bit windows, the three files that are patched/need to be patched correctly are
  • uxtheme.dll
  • themeui.dll
  • themeservice.dll
and I patched/tried to patch them with universal theme patcher.
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20 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately, every 7 computer in my house 64-bit and the files can't be taken directly from the 32-bit DVD, but here are my copies of the files. Like I said, make a restore point before trying to replace the originals. And you might want to make a copy of them to your desktop. It might work, it might not.

themedlls.zip


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20 Aug 2010   #6
z3r010

 

Wouldn't sfc /scannow replace the files back to the originals?
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12 Oct 2010   #7
jplah

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i downloaded Universal theme manager and ran it(as administrator).Then i rebooted my system and i was having some problems finding a theme i wanted to download so i restored Universal. As of now the is nothing in the current section for the themeui.dll and when ever i press restore or patch nothing happens. How to i get the themeui.dll back???
p.s. i have a 7 x64
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12 Oct 2010   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jplah View Post
i downloaded Universal theme manager and ran it(as administrator).Then i rebooted my system and i was having some problems finding a theme i wanted to download so i restored Universal. As of now the is nothing in the current section for the themeui.dll and when ever i press restore or patch nothing happens. How to i get the themeui.dll back???
p.s. i have a 7 x64
Open a Command Prompt (with administrative privileges) and run the following command: sfc /scannow

See if that fixes it.

To everyone using these patchers, I truly suggest using a program (created by the guy who originally made these UXTheme patches) called UXStyle which runs at startup and allows use of custom themes.


UxStyle - no more patching.
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15 Oct 2010   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Wouldn't sfc /scannow replace the files back to the originals?
Yes, run SFC

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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