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Windows 7: Patching UXTHEME.DLL

01 Jan 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Iam using 7 ultimate.Can i use third party themes by patching uxtheme.dll by using universal theme patcher.If i so, what are affects on OS??

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02 Jan 2014   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

It will not have any other effect on your computer unless for some reason you would need to run a sfc /scannow it will then unpatched your system.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

The standard uxtheme.dll will not permit the installation of a theme unless it is digitally signed. This is for your protection. Having a theme digitally signed is not a trivial thing and has a significant cost associated with it. Most third party themes require a modified uxtheme.dll or some other method used to subvert this protection.

Many third party themes are poorly written and may have stability or security issues. Many people consider the benefits of third party themes are worth the risk. I do not.

See this article for more information:
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