Themes

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by ming, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I've downloaded StyleXP recently, and would like to use one of it's themes on another pc. Does anyone know where I can find the location of where the themes are stored?
    Also, how would I apply msstyle files to a system in order to change the current theme to the new one?
     
  2. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    1. The other computer will need the patch or StyleXP
    2. They are located in %SystemRoot%(Usually Windows Directory)/Resources/Themes
     
  3. ming

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    you mean the uxtheme patch?

    I found the folder for it... copied it... but it's not working.
    I know it's something to do with the patch file, but not sure what's wrong with it.
     
  4. Corvette

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    Try a diffrent one that uses a diffrent way like this 3 step method:
    1. Run program to copy new dll to dllcache
    2. Boot to Safe Mode command prompt only mode
    3. Run these commands:
    copy c:/windows/system32/uxtheme.dll c:/backup
    copy c:/windows/system32/dllcache/uxtheme/dll c:/windows/system
    and reboot the computer
     
  5. ming

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    I just realised that the patch file creation date is not the same as the original one... does that affect it?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    The patch will not work if other theme programs are loaded such as style xp. Remove them all first then apply the patch.