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Windows 7: How Do I use custom themes in Windows 7?

29 Nov 2009   #11
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Take ownership of the C:\Windows folder (%windir%).
I did this but the same issue occurred.


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30 Nov 2009   #12
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go through these steps.

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30 Nov 2009   #13
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did that for both the windows folder and explorer.exe and it still says the same thing. I even went into the admin account and tried even though this account should be an admin. But, even as administrator I still can't replace it.
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30 Nov 2009   #14
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nobody knows how to fix this?
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30 Nov 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evilhugbear View Post
Nobody knows how to fix this?
Everyone always forgets my tutorial...

I wish that everyone would dump the stupid system patches that screw more computers than help them and do this...

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30 Nov 2009   #16
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your problem is in the permissions, double check the ACL of either Explorer.exe or %windir% and make sure that your user account is added to the ACL, has full permissions and is part of the admin group.
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30 Nov 2009   #17
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doesn't this mean I have full permission?


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30 Nov 2009   #18
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used the uxstyle thing on vista and I had to uninstall it because it messed it up so badly. I never used uac, first thing I turned off after installing. So I figured I would try patches and it has worked so far :).

I just can't replace explorer.exe!
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01 Dec 2009   #19
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

See the 2nd & 3rd pic of this post;
https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...tml#post413093

Your username in the ACL for Explorer.exe must have full control not the "Users"
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01 Dec 2009   #20
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still won't let me.

You can't see it but my account is highlighted on explorer properties.


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