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Old 06-06-2007, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default patch ur uxtheme.dll so that u use custom themes

I am in no way taking credit for making this... however i thought it maybe neccesary for some ppl not willing to buy windowsblinds for 20$


1. Okay first you need to find out which Service Pack you are running. To do this simple press the Windows flag key+Pause/Break key. This is going to open the system properties window. Here it is going to say which service pack you are running
2. Now you have some downloading to do.
First get: The appropriate Uxtheme.dll file
If you are running Service Pack 1 then get this file.
If you are running Service Pack 2 then get this file.
3. Unzip the file to your desktop
4. Now you need to download the Replacer(I recommend getting a stable version). The replacer efficiently replaces your system files and is supposed to be completely safe. This program also backs up your file in case you need to revert the changes.
5. Unzip the Replacer to your desktop. Make sure you read the "readme" because it has some important tips on how to revert those changes that you made.

Now you are ready to replace your uxtheme.dll file

1. Now double click on the replacer file (replacer.cmd)
2. Then it will ask you to drag and drop the original system file you want to replace. So go to the System32 folder and somewhere near the bottom you are going to see the uxtheme.dll file. Drag and drop it into the window.
Note: your computer may have more than 1 uxtheme.dll file but usually the file that you computer is using is the one in the system32 folder. (usually the location for your Uxtheme.dll file is C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.dll)
3. Press Enter
4. Then it will ask you to drag the file you want to replace. Open the folder with the downloaded file and drag and drop the file into replacer.
5. Now it will ask you to confirm that you want to replace the files or not. So double check and then press enter.

Replacer will now swap your original file with the new one. Now restart your computer.

Congratulations you can now use custom msstyle themes on your computer. Which is going to make your computer look super cool!

To change your theme just right click on desktop» properties» appearances tab» Windows and buttons

If the above method doesn't work then don't loose hope. Just download
this multipatcher (no matter what service pack you have) and it might do the job for you!

Oh yeah and one last step: Don't forget to enjoy (and show off)your new theme that you are going to installing on you computer!

In case you are looking around for some Visual styles and themes here are some sites that might help you in the quest for the perfect style for you:
- Deviant Art
- Wincustomize
- WinMatrix
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Default Re: patch ur uxtheme.dll so that u use custom themes

links that got broken above:

Download UXTHEME.DLL Pack (DLL for SP1 included) - UXTHEME.DLL Pack - Runing this patch you can use any theme for Windows XP (with or without SP1) - Softpedia (thats for SP1 UXTHEME.DLL)

Download UXTheme Patch For Windows XP SP2 Final - UXTheme Patch For Windows XP SP2 Final - Now you can use any theme for Windows XP with SP2 Build 2180 - Softpedia (THATS FOR SP2 UXTHEME.DLL)]

Replacer (THE rePLACER LINK)

Download Uxtheme Multi-patcher 5.5 - Uxtheme Multi-patcher - A patch that will change your uxtheme.dll on Windows XP - Softpedia (MULTIPATCHER IF ALL ELSE FAILS)
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