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Old 03-19-2003, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to use win xp themes without using any kind of software??

If not, is there any kind of freeware software that can install themes for you?
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Old 03-19-2003, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure of freeware, but this is what I use, its the best.

Style Xp

www.tgtsoft.com
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Old 03-19-2003, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ahh thats way to much work just get "stylexp" i havent paid a cent for it and its worken perfect
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I believe you're referring to the visual styles, not the startup screen like MicroBell thought. The easiest way is definately StyleXP, especially for the inexperienced user. If you're feeling brave, though, you can download the attached file and do the following:

1. make sure you've got service pack 1 (www.windowsupdate.com)
2. go to <windows directory>/ServicePackFiles/I386 and remove uxtheme.dll
3. go to <windows directory>/system32/dllcache and remove uxtheme.dll
4. go to <windows directory>/system32 and rename the uxtheme.dll, uxtheme.bak...
5. copy in the new uxtheme.dll and tell it you want to keep the unrecognized version.
6. Reboot

Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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u guys sure hav an unique sense of humour... if such a joke is made in other forums i went, think, most prob, its gonna be war...

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Hehehehh wasan't expecting that many replys (thanks )

Well I went to blechfire.net that Anubis pointed out, and there they said in a small tutorial that the easyest way to install a theme, without software or mods was to download, extract the theam and place it in:

windows>recources>themes

It worked perfectly for me though I cant use special themes that require instalation.

So this mod that u pointed out, Paradox would alow me to use ANY kind of theme?
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The method I mentioned above does exactly what StyleXP does.. so far I haven't encountered any themes it doesn't work with, and believe me, I've tried a LOT of themes
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5. copy in the new uxtheme.dll and tell it you want to keep the unrecognized version.
6. Reboot

Good luck!

Hmm...this method is interesting, and though I have been quite content with StyleXP for a while, I might like to try it as soon as I have some spare time. Does it work with the .msstyles that ThemeXP.org uses?

I once used Windowblinds and hated it...despite the hundreds of thousands of available themes. StyleXP's only problem is when the system clock is changed...it has trouble loading...and I change the years on my system clock a lot for different reasons (don't ask )
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Yup, works perfectly with .msstyle files. I used StyleXP for quite some time without any problems, but I wasn't really interested in paying for software that I can easily live without.
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