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Problem With Installing Themes On Vista???

Discussion in 'Operating System' started by rockaway, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. rockaway

    rockaway New Member

    Nov 21, 2007
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    1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard

    for a slip of paper).
    2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
    3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
    4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
    6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
    7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
    8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
    9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
    10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
    11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
    12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
    13. Reboot (yes, this is really required)

    Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it! It is basically like Neowin uxtheme patcher we used to have for Windows XP.

    Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from our free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.

    Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!
  2. shamvil

    shamvil New Member

    Mar 18, 2008
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    Download Tuneup Utilities, Its a one for solution. No need to take ownership or stuff like that

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