How Do I Change my Window's Theme/skin/layout?

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by GunBlade008, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. GunBlade008

    GunBlade008 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Well question stated above. Are there any skins without bugs? I've done a search already..to no avail.
     
  2. Sazar

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    The theme patcher tool from Neowin. Should be a link to it from our frontpage downloads section IIRC.

    It's the tool a number of people use.

    Alternatively you can use StyleXP or windows blinds.

    Then you can install and run the skin you want to run and there are a number that you can see in our "show your desktop" threads that might interest you.

    :)
     
  3. GunBlade008

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    Thanks for the quick reply. AND thanks for not flaming me because I just found the Windows Customization Thread.
     
  4. Sazar

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    Welcome to the boards.
     
  5. madmatt

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    Latest version.
     
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    matt, i just downloaded the patch, not knowing what it was and it has changed my theme to windows classic. i cant get it back to xp. iv been to the control panel.
     
  8. GunBlade008

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    How do i change my theme to one of those, and how would I go about switching it back if I don't like it?
     
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    Once you run that program which was posted, download a theme you want, and extract the files to C:WINDOWS/Resources/Themes, and then go to your Display Properties, and it should be in there.

    bobsalot, if you go to Display Properties, you can change it back to what u had before.
     
  10. GunBlade008

    GunBlade008 OSNN Junior Addict

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    the one posted by madmatt?
     
  11. Bman

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    Yes, that one.
     
  12. bobsalot

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    no its not there. xp is missing.
     
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    That's really weird, ok, you ran the patch, and then what, did u restart? Restart if not, or do it anways, and then try installing a theme. If none of that works, do system restore to just before that.
     
  14. bobsalot

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    look...
     

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    oh lol, have you checked out the appearance tab, I never look or use the Theme tab.

    If it's not in the Appearace tab, then run the patch again and restart.
     
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    thanks alot dude, it was in the appearence tab. reps.
     
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    np

    gunblade, did you get it to work?
     
  18. GunBlade008

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    starting it right now
     
  19. GunBlade008

    GunBlade008 OSNN Junior Addict

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    It worked perfectly, thanks! BTW, where can I find nice looking icons to replace my default xp ones? AND how do I give rep? Sorry for the barrage of questions
     
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    did you look at www.themexp.org yet? they have a huge archive of themes/icons/bootscreens/logons ect.