Themes and SP2

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Smoke286, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Smoke286

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    Is there a patch yet to allow your themes to work with SP2?
     
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    Well the latest StyleXP patch was _supposed_ to work with XP2 but in reality it loses the theme everytime you restart windows :D
     
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    get the patcher from *dare I say it* Neowin, it worked fine on my SP2 test system
     
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    the theme patcher works fine with sp2, and style xp sucks ass
     
  7. j79zlr

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    If you want to manually replace the uxtheme.dll, you have to rename the ones in the dllcache, or else the new version is replaced by the old version almost instantly.
     
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    theres a patch that does it automatically, but u will also have to hack ur windows file protection dll sfc_os.dll so it doesnt keep annoying you
     
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    best bet is to use a program called replacer with a different uxtheme.dll file
     
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    u will still need to replace the sfc_os.dll unless u dont mind the annoying windows file protection coming up like every five minutes
     
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    and on every restart
     
  13. Sazar

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    I thought neowins patcher does it all automatically?
     
  14. Kush

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    does it? i always did it my self then used ux theme patcher
     
  15. Sazar

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    it is a uxtheme patcher... but its installed automatically afaik...

    I used it and have been able to use all my themes w/o problems...
     
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    It doesn't, a popup right after you replace it will ask you "Unrecognized file version, blah blah blah, do you want to replace this unrecognized file?" Hit CANCEL, the one and only pop up I've seen, on both SP1 and SP2 PC's, never had another popup about it, and never hacked the file protection.
     
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    If you have a replaced version in the dllcache it shouldn't know any better and no more warnings.

    Oh and I used replacer after putting a copy in dllcache and servicepack manually :)
     
  19. NetRyder

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    That's not true. The SFC warning pops up just once after you replace uxtheme.dll. If you select Cancel, you shouldn't see the warning ever again.
    Besides, disabling SFC completely is not a very prudent thing to do.
     
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    no it is true it happend to me many times on sp1, i had to disable it cuz it was getting annoyin, maybe not in sp2 havent tried, but sp1 was pissing me off like that