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Windows 7: Can't install custom themes

08 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Can't install custom themes

Hi, I'm having issues installing this theme on Windows 7 x64 sp1:

Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART

I have run the theme patcher as well as the take ownership reg key change. However, the instructions on that deviant art page clearly don't explain how to install it correctly.

Every time I try to install it through the theme installer, it gives me some error about how folder names aren't matching. Also, the explorer frames are never applied. THE ONLY change that's happened is my explorer arrows being skinned.

I've spent hours and at least 20 restarts trying to do this... Can anyone please, please, please provide me a step-by-step on how to get the theme I linked working correctly?


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09 Oct 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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1st the theme (Install the font if you want Right Click, Click install)
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Put all 4 in C/Windows/Resources/Themes
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Are they in Personalization? If so click on one. Did it work?
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2nd ExplorerFrame.dll
Follow post #6 in this thread ( use ExplorerFrame.dll where it shows shell32.dll) Basic Networking Information do not skip any steps you need to take ownership and then give permissions then change the name then add new ExplorerFrame.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 (x86)and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 (x64) because you have 64 bit. Be sure to use the right .dll (x86 in C:\Windows\System32 and x64 in C:\Windows\SysWOW64)

3rd the start orb use this Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v4 by =Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART
Let me know how you do.

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09 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

great work bongo....repped u!!
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