New uxtheme patcher

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Lighter, May 13, 2003.

  1. Lighter

    Lighter . . . . . . . . .

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The NTFS one we made several months ago works fine here.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm using the NTFS one right now, have done since it was made ages ago, works fine.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Works for me too & I'm using OEM. :) :)
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Then why advertise it? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Just had a quick look. Heaps of people can't get it working. :eek:
     
  9. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i have same opinion as Jewelzz on this one.
     
  10. thebear

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    NTFS is perfect, and I'm on OEM
     
  11. Lighter

    Lighter . . . . . . . . .

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    'Cause it's an update to an existing tool many users have taken advantage of, supposedly with a fix for a problem a lot of members posted in this site forum and several others.

    What's with the defensive posture, the news source? Kinda like Angel333's claim of improving the active desktop tutorial. Reactions to that post were less than fond, as I recall.

    Gimmie a break folks...fragility is a trait not to be found within NTFS. I dare ya to prove me wrong. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I wasn't being defensive it was a simple question, meant in a joking manner. It has nothing to do with Neowin, they are an affiliate of NTFS, we ocassionally share news with each other.
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    hahahahahaha

    I come in here to see how people are going with it & it's disappeared. Poof! Gone!
     
  14. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Is that why you can't still post pictures they have uploaded. Why don't you tell them to stop HTLink protection for you?

    B*****ds :mad:
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm sure if you offer neobond the cash for the extra bandwitdth then he will gladly enable image hotlinking.


    p.s. I never knew the NTFS patcher worked on OEM copies, thought there were problems.. good going andyp :D ;)
     
  16. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    If you're a member and log into their site you can see images
     
  17. lynchknot

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    Just got a new pc - installed XP pro - installed sp1 and all updated - applied uxtheme patch from EP's post
    and it does not work - I did reboot. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  18. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Yep, I had the same problem, here is what you need to do

    Oops forgot to add instuctions :p

    You need to download this file
    uxtheme.zip
    Unzip that file and place the uxtheme.dll file in C:\

    next place your XP CD in the drive bootup and choose the recovery console
    (or install the command console)

    Once in the recovery console, select your installation from the numbered list and then enter the administrator password
    next preform the following commands

    cd C:\windows\system32\dllcache\
    ren uxtheme.dll uxtheme.bak
    copy C:\uxtheme.dll C:\windows\system32\dllcache\
    cd C:\windows\system32\
    ren uxtheme.dll uxtheme.bak
    copy C:\uxtheme.dll C:\windows\system32\
    exit

    now reboot and all should be well


    Command Console
    To install Recovery Console as a startup option

    1. Log on to Windows 2000 as an administrator or as a user with administrator rights.

    If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.
    2. Insert the Windows 2000 Professional CD into your CD-ROM drive. If you're prompted to upgrade to Windows 2000, click No.
    3. From the command prompt--or from the Run command in Windows 2000--type the path to the appropriate Winnt32.exe file (on your Windows 2000 CD), followed by a space and the /cmdcons switch. For example:

    e:\\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
    4. Follow the instructions that appear.

    To run Recovery Console on a system that does not start

    1. Restart your computer, and then click Windows 2000 Recovery Console from the list of operating systems.
    2. Follow the instructions that appear.

    Recovery Console displays a command prompt.
    3. Make the required changes to your system.

    To see the commands available on the Recovery Console, type help at the command prompt.

    Or click here

    To restart your computer, type exit to close the command prompt window.
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Andyp's patch worked great on my Oem :D
     
  20. yoyo

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    Geffy, with Service Pack 1 installed (unless slipstreamed) the Windows file protection copy of uxtheme.dll won't be in C:\Windows\system32\dllcache but in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386.
    Best to check in both places.