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Windows 7: Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

17 Mar 2011   #90
TMC

64bit
 
 

AHHHHH nevermind. Small icons had to be turned off :P My bad


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26 Mar 2011   #91
HyperThreads

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Themes do not install properly ??

I've patched uxtheme in Windows XP before, I'm technically proficient, and this ain't my first rodeo.

I wouldn't be asking here unless I've thoroughly read and understood instructions in the tutorial..

I used the Universal Theme Patcher for 64 bit edition, ran it as Administrator, rebooted, placed custom theme files in
%SystemDrive%Windows\Resources\Themes ..

Selected the theme in Personalization menu, and it applies classic look, start menu and taskbar.. The wallpaper shows up.. The gadgets work fine, however ..

I even stopped and restarted the themes service, and nothing..

The themes I tried to install are Neon Windows 7, and Black Line in the Horizon.. I'd rather patch the system files then install and run some random service. Any ideas? If anything, I hope this helps in the development of these awesome themes, the default themes are girly.

Thanks much, you guys rock!
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26 Mar 2011   #92
HyperThreads

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, and btw, as of today, it appears, virtualcustoms.net server is resonding slowly, I wonder if that's on my isp's end or if the server is actually experiencing problems ..
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26 Mar 2011   #93
HyperThreads

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Fixed my own problem..

Just restored the original files I backed up, re ran the patcher, and voila !

Now I get to enjoy the awesome art work of sergio and Mr. Grim, and others..

and boom goes the dynamite !!
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02 Apr 2011   #94
coder

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit sp1
 
 

can i do this in win7 home basic !
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28 Apr 2011   #95
checkedout

Windows 7 Pro 32bit (at work); Windows 7 HomePrem 64bit (at home)
 
 

OK... my first post is a question on this forum has to do with what I'm guessing is a problem associated with the UXtheme patch on my Laptop with Win7-HomePrem 64 on it.

Ever since installing that patch (and nothing else), Win7 tries to run an "update" every time I reboot. I wait about 5 minutes while it thinks about it and then that update fails and it says "reverting to original...yadda yadda yadda"...

Perhaps I've applied the wrong uxtheme.dll patch?
Anyone else have this problem and can point me to my booboo?

I'm going to unpatch, and rerun the patch as admin, that's one step I may have overlooked.
I'll report success/failure, but thought I'd throw this question out there just in case there's an "ah-ha" I'm missing.

This isn't my first rodeo either...

I'm really hoping for a 'boom goes the dynamite' ending on this.
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28 Apr 2011   #96
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by checkedout View Post
OK... my first post is a question on this forum has to do with what I'm guessing is a problem associated with the UXtheme patch on my Laptop with Win7-HomePrem 64 on it.

Ever since installing that patch (and nothing else), Win7 tries to run an "update" every time I reboot. I wait about 5 minutes while it thinks about it and then that update fails and it says "reverting to original...yadda yadda yadda"...

Perhaps I've applied the wrong uxtheme.dll patch?
Anyone else have this problem and can point me to my booboo?

I'm going to unpatch, and rerun the patch as admin, that's one step I may have overlooked.
I'll report success/failure, but thought I'd throw this question out there just in case there's an "ah-ha" I'm missing.

This isn't my first rodeo either...

I'm really hoping for a 'boom goes the dynamite' ending on this.
Welcome to the forum,

I don't know about that update.

Personally I prefer this method,

Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

No patching involved, just installs a service.

I would run this first, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

to fix the files that were patched.
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28 Apr 2011   #97
checkedout

Windows 7 Pro 32bit (at work); Windows 7 HomePrem 64bit (at home)
 
 

Thanks for the reply derekimo (and for the welcome) . The patcher I used was the "UniversalThemePatcher-x64" that was recommended in another thread here on installing custom themes... I'll look it up and link it here in a sec.

Edit: Here it is.

I'll give that option you linked there a try.
The UniversalThemePatcher has an 'undo' function, so, that's nice.
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29 Apr 2011   #98
checkedout

Windows 7 Pro 32bit (at work); Windows 7 HomePrem 64bit (at home)
 
 

Hey derekimo, it looks like the fix you suggested worked.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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29 Apr 2011   #99
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by checkedout View Post
Thanks for the reply derekimo (and for the welcome) . The patcher I used was the "UniversalThemePatcher-x64" that was recommended in another thread here on installing custom themes... I'll look it up and link it here in a sec.

Edit: Here it is.

I'll give that option you linked there a try.
The UniversalThemePatcher has an 'undo' function, so, that's nice.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by checkedout View Post
Hey derekimo, it looks like the fix you suggested worked.
Thanks for the suggestion!
You're welcome, and glad to hear you have it working now.

Enjoy your stay here.
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