Uxtheme process???

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by tinymonkey, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    does anybody know what process UXTHEME uses cuz when I try to replace it with the hacked one it say that it cant because it is being used, what process is it so I can close it and copy it......
     
  2. theone1

    theone1 Guest

    try stopping the themes service
     
  3. yeah that sounds about right - start > run > services.msc

    or you can just boot into safe mode with F8 on startup, which is probably easier and you are less likely to accidentally stop something vital...
     
  4. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    i was in safe mode, ill try what you guys said
     
  5. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    the service wasnt started.......anything else???
     
  6. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    If that doesn't work you can also use the file I attached. It is the old style xp that is just a hacked uxtheme.dll. It was one of the first betas they released, before MS threw a fit.

    IT IS NOT A CRACK OR WAREZ. IT IS NOT ANYTHING BAD
    Don't want the moderators to flip out. :p
     
  7. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    WOO HOO.....I've started looking for that with no luck.

    THANKS ZIPTRIX!
     
  8. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    You're welcome.
     
  9. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    u can do it w/out being in safe mode


    1) Assuming your system directory is c:\windows\system32 go into the
    directory c:\windows\system32\dllcache. This directory may be hidden.
    If it is, you need to unhide it to see it, or use the command prompt.

    2) Rename the uxtheme.dll file in dllcache to uxtheme.bak (or some other
    name).

    3) Rename any uxtheme.dl_ or uxtheme.dll that might be found in other
    locations on your system such as c:\i386 or the place where you
    installed Windows(r) XP from.

    4) Make sure you have NO CDs in your system (especially the Windows(r) XP
    install CD!).

    5) Assuming your system directory is c:\windows\system32 go into the
    directory c:\windows\system32. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.bak or
    some other name. Copy uxtheme.pat to uxtheme.dll.

    6) You might get a warning from Windows System File Protection. You need
    to answer the two questions properly, and on your own volition to
    ensure that the uxtheme.dll file is not replaced with the original.

    7) If all goes well, the uxtheme.dll will be the same DATE and TIME as
    the uxtheme.pat. If this is the case, REBOOT. Do not logoff, you need
    a full reboot


    ps.

    this tip i get it from a website or forum, cant remember ijust copy/paste in notepad.....it works for me
     
  10. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    doesnt matter, i got it working with that old style XP