Patching uxtheme.dll

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Xylene, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Xylene

    Xylene Guest

    Alright.. I did this a long time ago before I used SP1, and then after I got SP1 and used the patcher from this site, but it just screwed everything up and I could only use classic..

    Anyway.. my Windows XP Pro with SP1 install is all up to date.. and I want to patch my uxtheme.dll.. Any patchers available?
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    the patcher on our site works just fine :D

    couple of things though
    if you used it before & it didn't work
    you will need to delete the backup file it created before it will work again
    you'll find it in these two locations
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.bak
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\uxtheme.bak (hidden folder)

    after you've run the patch
    and before you reboot
    drag the patcher window to the corner of the screen
    and wait for the file protection error to appear
    this can take up to a minute

    click cancel ~ you don't want to put in your xp cd
    click yes ~ you want to keep this unrecognised file
     
  3. Xylene

    Xylene Guest

    Well.. I used the one from the site before and it screwed it all up. I found one somewhere a few mins ago, and it works great. Thanks anyway. You can lock this or whatever.
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Whatever :D
     
  5. Xylene

    Xylene Guest

    Heh.. I am not saying the one on the site is crap or anything, I am just saying the last time I tried it, it screwed up. I've used it before I got SP1 and it worked fine though..

    BTW.. the download for the one on the site is down anyway.
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    thats weird ??
    the patch is only compatible with sp1
    if you used it pre sp1 it would of screwed up

    we know about the download link not working
    so I uploaded a rar file for your pleasure

    see my first post
    here

    :D
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Our patcher works great, I applied it just yesterday (I have SP1) after getting bored of windows classic, I think that people just don't wait for the file protection pop-up, I know I've screwed it up in the past by not waiting :)
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    the patcher never worked for me, dunno why I left the PC waiting for about 3 hours. I use a prepatched file and the Recovery Console
     
  9. Xylene

    Xylene Guest


    Maybe I did have SP1, I forget.. was a while ago. I just remember it worked the first time, then a month or so later I formatted, and tried to do it again, and it didn't work to well.. Left me with a botched file.. and I could only run classic.
     
  10. john0877

    john0877 Guest

    ive done this as well and i keep getting the windwos file protection thing coming upa nd it even freezes games when im playing and it comes up. is there a simple way of gettign rid of it for good? i mean without hex editing or registry editing a lot and all that.