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Windows 7: Is there a way to install Windows 7 themes without applying them?

05 Oct 2010   #1
bratboy1

Vista
 
 
Is there a way to install Windows 7 themes without applying them?

Stupid question but is there a way to install win7 themes without applying them at the same time? I have a handfull I've downloaded as themepacks and I would like to add them all at once without having to apply each one as I go.

Thanks


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07 Oct 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

All my 3rd party themes consist of a folder and a .theme file.

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I just copy them to the C:\windows\Resources\Themes folder. When both files are in the folder, they will show in personalize window

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Right click desktop> Personalize

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14 Oct 2010   #3
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Its not at all a stupid question .
Do as A Guy said. Just before proceeding, you have to patch three dll files , in order to copy-paste the file folders (theme & msstyle.dll).

There are 2-3 patching softwares are available; you can try this: Click here (Softpedia link).
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14 Oct 2010   #4
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

WindowBlinds are availible @ Stardock.com....Have a look around there not sure thats what you want
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15 Oct 2010   #5
bratboy1

Vista
 
 

Oh, I had just downloaded a bunch of themepacks over time from MS site. I had just hoped was a easy way to install them all at once.
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16 Oct 2010   #6
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bratboy1 View Post
Oh, I had just downloaded a bunch of themepacks over time from MS site. I had just hoped was a easy way to install them all at once.
If they came from Microsoft they wont need patching, just copy or drag them to the folder A Guy stated in his post above.
They don't require installation
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