How Do I Change my Window's Theme/skin/layout?

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#2
The theme patcher tool from Neowin. Should be a link to it from our frontpage downloads section IIRC.

It's the tool a number of people use.

Alternatively you can use StyleXP or windows blinds.

Then you can install and run the skin you want to run and there are a number that you can see in our "show your desktop" threads that might interest you.

:)
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#7
matt, i just downloaded the patch, not knowing what it was and it has changed my theme to windows classic. i cant get it back to xp. iv been to the control panel.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#9
Once you run that program which was posted, download a theme you want, and extract the files to C:WINDOWS/Resources/Themes, and then go to your Display Properties, and it should be in there.

bobsalot, if you go to Display Properties, you can change it back to what u had before.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#13
That's really weird, ok, you ran the patch, and then what, did u restart? Restart if not, or do it anways, and then try installing a theme. If none of that works, do system restore to just before that.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#15
oh lol, have you checked out the appearance tab, I never look or use the Theme tab.

If it's not in the Appearace tab, then run the patch again and restart.
 

GunBlade008

OSNN Junior Addict
#19
It worked perfectly, thanks! BTW, where can I find nice looking icons to replace my default xp ones? AND how do I give rep? Sorry for the barrage of questions
 

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