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Old 08-18-2005, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do i install windows XP themes?

just got XP


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Old 08-18-2005, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont know how many themes are out there, unless you use a 3rd party app. There is one called "royale" here:http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop...or-WinXP.shtml

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Right Click Desktop
Properties>themes
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool style xp

instead of searching for other theams search STYLE XP on net they really make the best theams i prefer it
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i saw that one but it seems it cost $$?
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have a 3rd party theme

its called Machinery.desktop

so what should i do with it?

i try and find it browsing but it doesn't show
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Style XP seems to clunky to me, not to mention they still attach 3rd party junk (spyware) to some of their themes even if you pay for it. Windowsblinds has gotten much better and uses much less resources than older versions. I use neither.

I went to Belchfire.net and installed the "multi-patcher". It replaces the uxtheme.dll allowing you to install unsigned visual styles and themes within Windows without having a 3rd party app installed.

Here is the link for the Multi-Patcher.

The patcher is free though they do have a pay product as well. Use the multi-patcher, it's nice. They have a full tutorial explaining it all and allot of nice themes and styles. You can use themes and styles from almost anywhere if you don't like the ones on Belchfire so long as you can extract them properly.

Here's the tutorial for installing visual styles and themes once you have the "multi-patcher" installed.
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Windows blinds, style XP, stardock object desktop.

for all your needs
www.wincustomize.com
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yeah thats where i got my theme at wincustomes

now do i use the multi patcher?
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Read everything through the tutorial. The multi-patcher will work for stand-alone Themes and Visual Styles. Certain programs such as Windowsblinds package their skins in a way that is not usable by the multi-patcher. The tutorial explains it all.
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it doesn't seem to have a tut for a .desktop file
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