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PatchXP, our official uxtheme.dll patcher

AndyP

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
I've made a program for everyone (almost :p ) that wants to use custom themes for Windows XP. In general it replaces the uxtheme.dlls you got with a patched version.
For those of you that isn't sure what this program does, it basically is StyleXP without a fancy GUI or registration.

NB: The program does NOT work for OEM versions of Windows XP atm

For full documentation go here

Download the file here

link fixed: Iceman
 
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G-Lizard86

Guest
#4
okay i've patched it....and what do i do now? i'm so used to stylexp, but it aint working anymore with my comp (don't know why?) glad i found this but what do i do now?
 

AndyP

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
I guess you're used to StyleXP handling your themes...well all you have to do after a sucessfull patch, is downloading a theme from www.themexp.org or similar, unzip it and then you choose it by right-clicking desktop, choose properties and it should be located in the Themes list. If not go to C:\windows\resources\themes (where you would unzip your theme earlier) and double-click the *.msstyle file in the folder you unzipped the theme to.
 
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Deckard

Guest
#9
Hi,

What does it mean, it won't work with OEM versions ? I have bought my computer with WinXP Home pre-installed. Would it work with it ?

Thanks

Deckard
 

AndyP

OSNN Senior Addict
#10
Then you probably got the oem version, but if you contact me on irc (efnet.demon.co.uk, channel #xperience) I'll try to fix it fo you :) Perhaps we'll get a permanent fix.
 
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Faction

Guest
#11
So if i got a Dell Loaded Xp home version im SOL LOL POOP i need a working Patch is there any out there
 
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Deckard

Guest
#12
Hi Andy,

I've tried to contact you on IRC, found the channel, But everyone seems to be sleeping there :D
 

Grandmaster

Electronica Addict
Political User
#15
Originally posted by Hipster Doofus
How come it does not work with OEM (atm)? I thought they were basically the same if not all the same. :confused:
Well, let me tell you how to get it to work on OEM. You have to search for a file called "UXTHEME.DL_" and rename it to "UXTHEME.bak". Then apply the patch. This is what andyp told how to get it to work on #xperience a while ago. Then just run the patcher.
 
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circuit

Guest
#16
About OEM Versions

Yesterday I ran across this little app, and let me tell you that it works great. I myself am using an OEM version of Windows XP Professional (with SP1 installed) and found the program to work well, with no problems.
 

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