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Windows 7: Uxstyle not running UnsignedThemes service, tried everything!

21 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Uxstyle not running UnsignedThemes service, tried everything!

After noticing that i couldn't patch themeservice.dll with Uxtheme, i went to the interwebs to find a solution. Found the Uxstyle Core Beta, followed the instructions i.e restore patched .dlls, turn off UAC, restart etc.
Upon checking the process list i found nothing, checked the services tab and noticed 'UnsignedThemes' wasn't running and i couldn't start it.
Then i uninstalled, restarted, used the sfc /scannow command came up with nothing and followed the instructions again and installed. Still the process wasn't there nor was the service running.
Used these commands:
sc config uxpatch group= "File System"
sc config UnsignedThemes group= UIGroup
They did nothing.

I've done everything correctly and it still doesn't work
I can provide screenshots and logs if needed.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks in advance kind people :)

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22 Jul 2013   #2

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It seems like you have done what is recommended not sure why it hasn't worked for you but do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker do this 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

Then make sure the UAC is turned off/slider all the way down restart and try UxStyle again make sure you get the correct version X86 for 32-bit or 64-bit install it and then restart again and see if your theme will work then.

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 Uxstyle not running UnsignedThemes service, tried everything!

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