PatchXP Help (SH*T!!)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DFX, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    I get an error when I open Add/Remove Programs. This is since installing PatchXP. Any help guys?
     
  2. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    That doesn't look too good. I am not fimilar with patchXP, what does it do? If possible do a system restore to before you installed it.
     
  3. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Now I know why I should have used System Restore :mad:

    ...should take people's advice more often. Anyway... that isnt helpfull... anyone got a solution?
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    What version of XP are you running? I don't think PatchXP works with OEMs
     
  5. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    What's an OEM?

    Im running SP1 if that helps.
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    OEM usually means you purchased your computer with the software already loaded

    I'm running XP Pro with SP1 and don't have a problem with PatchXP. My XP isn't OEM
     
  7. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    I bought my copy of XP, so that makes it not OEM then.

    Hmmm... would re-installing XP work?
     
  8. ace5600

    ace5600 Guest

    That usually happens when the syle your using isn't really compatible with XP, or actually compatible with the Add/remove section.

    Switch to a different theme, try the regular XP theme first, and see if it goes away, then use a theme that doesn't cause that error.

    That's what I did anyway.

    ace
     
  9. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    I reinstalled SP1, and the error has gone away. It must have been a problem with the theme then, because I ran the patch and it works without the theme on.

    The theme I was running was: FatalE from http://www.studio-28.tk/

    Ooooh, I just found this on their site.

    I guess Ill give themes a miss for a while then.
     
  10. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    So far, I haven't had any problems with PatchXP and themes :shrug:
     
  11. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    just rename the shell folder of the theme you are using to the name of the theme and voila problems solved
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    sboulema hit it. Read this. :)