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Windows 7: Need Help Newbie

08 Jul 2010   #11
icepik09

Windows 7
 
 

ok thank you, sry about this i was a pro with xp and somewhat good with vista but doin the themes on 7 seems complicated as crap, what im pretty much tryin to do is do a complete conversion to look like a MAC OS ive already got safari and all that just need the theme for one lol


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08 Jul 2010   #12
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepik09 View Post
ok thank you, sry about this i was a pro with xp and somewhat good with vista but doin the themes on 7 seems complicated as crap, what im pretty much tryin to do is do a complete conversion to look like a MAC OS ive already got safari and all that just need the theme for one lol
That's alright you've got the best help on it's way.
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08 Jul 2010   #13
icepik09

Windows 7
 
 

ok cool thanks man
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08 Jul 2010   #14
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Snow Leopard for Windows 7 by =sagorpirbd on deviantART

Leave this one . There are really better things, like Snow Leopard for Win7 Beta2 by =giannisgx89 on deviantART and JONGHYUNPARK Vr.2.1.7 by ~jpyss on deviantART .

Want to replace explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll ? First run the take ownership regedit as Derek supplied . Now right click on explorer.exe, take ownership of it , and rename it to explorerOLD.exe or something other. Place the supplied explorer in place of the original.

Do the same for explorerframe.dll, too .
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08 Jul 2010   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepik09 View Post
ok thank you, sry about this i was a pro with xp and somewhat good with vista but doin the themes on 7 seems complicated as crap, what im pretty much tryin to do is do a complete conversion to look like a MAC OS ive already got safari and all that just need the theme for one lol
Well Windows 7 is pretty tight when it comes to permission . If you couldn't get permission then Turn Off UAC (Changing it to Never Notify) then reboot the System once. User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings then Right Click on Explorer.exe and click on Take Ownership. Make sure you followed this Tutorial first Take Ownership Shortcut to enable Take Ownership shortcut. A command prompt will blink and disappears. Then try to rename explorer.exe to explorer.bak and copy the custom explorer over then Log off and Log back in.

Good Luck,
Captain

Edit: Didn't see your replay Arc
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08 Jul 2010   #16
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Didn't see your replay Arc
It's ok ,Captain I hope you can help anybody far better than me

But I forgot to tell the OP that it is to restart the machine (or explorer) to take the changes effect .
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08 Jul 2010   #17
Arc

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Moreover, usually replacing explorer.exe makes only one change , that is it changes the start button. As the download includes the start button, Windows 7 Start Button Changer may be applied to change the button insted of changing\replacing explorer.exe .
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08 Jul 2010   #18
icepik09

Windows 7
 
 

oh crap guys i did the explorer.exe thing and now i restart and the screen stays on the logon saying please wait and it keeps blinking the only way i can get into my desktop is goin into safe mode ?? what just happened lol, btw if i can ill post a video from my palm pre on here
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08 Jul 2010   #19
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepik09 View Post
oh crap guys i did the explorer.exe thing and now i restart and the screen stays on the logon saying please wait and it keeps blinking the only way i can get into my desktop is goin into safe mode ?? what just happened lol, btw if i can ill post a video from my palm pre on here
I have seen that before !! Did you use UxStyle Core Beta to enable custom theme ?? If so go to the Safe Mode and try to uninstall it. If that fails the do a System restore. I had a similar experience with it. This happen if we try to patch the uxtheme.dll and run the software it's either one of them. I would go with patching uxtheme.dll

Good Luck,
Captain
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08 Jul 2010   #20
Arc

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As an alternative, you may follow this tutorial : Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes . It involves patching of three dll files, and it applies the theme properly
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