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UX Theme Patcher

~bk

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Political User
#1
I know there are many threads on this but some the links don't work. I downloaded it from a site but it's just not working.

Any other sites where I can download it? :eek:
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#4
See how this one goes. I've still got one more to try if this one doesn't work.

Not sure if you need the dll but I put it in just un case.
 
#7
If your're running a later SP2 beta than 2082, you're out of luck with UXTheme patcher. If not, your computer may have a case of the gay. Maybe you could resort to StyleXP?
 

~bk

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Political User
#8
I'm using trial version StyleXP right now so I'll check those patches when the trial version is finished.
 
L

Lee

Guest
#11
The easiest way i find to use this .dll file is to drag the original from windows folder to a blank folder on desktop, then drop this into windows folder and delete blank (containing old file) folder on desktop and just reboot when i have finished using PC for day.
 
#14
You could do it manually...that's how I've always done it, and it never fails. Just be careful and don't delete anything you're not supposed to.

-First search the entire drive for any instances of uxtheme.dll (search within subfolders, and include hidden files as well).
-Delete all instances of it, except the one in \WINDOWS\system32 (you can move them to a temporary location instead of deleting them, to be on the safe side).
-Rename the one in the system32 folder to uxtheme_old.dll and extract the one from the attached ZIP file into the same folder.
- Reboot and enjoy themes.


EDIT: This uxtheme file is version 6.0.2800.1106 for XP SP1 with all Windows Update patches installed (aka latest, fully updated version of Windows).
 

~bk

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Political User
#18
NetRyder said:
No, you don't need to. No idea why it isn't working...seems like the file is getting replaced by the original one somehow.
When I rename the uxtheme.dll to uxtheme_old.dll, then suddenly the original file appeared.
 
#19
~bk said:
When I rename the uxtheme.dll to uxtheme_old.dll, then suddenly the original file appeared.
Did you make sure the only remaining uxtheme.dll file on your entire drive was the one in \WINDOWS\system32 before renaming it?
 

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