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How to install a Theme?

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it does i think ijust downloaded a crap theme that dont work

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hi

I see lots of spam page here :)

post #1 babis we've a uxtheme now here on MSFN :rolleyes:

old topic?

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i dont know about you guys but when i double click on the windows visual styles file it just brings be to the display window but makes no change and the theme is not inplace i even extracted it to the windoes/Resources folder and it still dosent work

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is it possible to use the hacked uxtheme via installation disk so the origional uxtheme is never even there... without causeing a problem with windows file protection and without having to disableing it as well?

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is it possible to use the hacked uxtheme via installation disk so the origional uxtheme is never even there... without causeing a problem with windows file protection and without having to disableing it as well?

Here you go:

http://www.MSFN.org/unattended/xp/hacked_files.htm

Works very well! :)

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How do I install my theme created with stylebuilder so it will install on my unattended XP CD? John

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Hi, if you want to add a new theme to your version of windows without any additional software here's how to do it, I used this methord to install the energy blue MCE 2005 theme (Royale) on XP 64 bit which had a discusting theme:

Create the following folders under the C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes folder: (I just copied Luna and renamed and deleted extra files)

royale

royale\shell

royale\shell\homestead

royale\shell\metallic

royale\shell\normalcolor

royale\shell\royale

royale\wallpaper

Copy the royale.theme file that you extracted into the main C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes folder.

Copy the royale.msstyles file into the \royale subfolder.

Copy the shellstyle.dll file into each of the \shell subfolders (royale\shell\homestead, royale\shell\metallic, royale\shell\normalcolor, royale\shell\royale).

Copy the energybliss.jpg file into the \royale\wallpaper subfolder.

Delete all remaining files, REQUIRED FOR TABLET PC ONLY.

When you select the Display Properties Appearance tab you will see two Windows XP style options listed.

One of the style options includes a Royale color scheme (XP automatically selected this, butr just check); select this scheme then on the theme tab, select the Energy Blue theme.

And there you go!!!

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A easy way to insert a theme to your unattnded is:

Lets say you want the Royale theme:

1. Install the theme on a refference PC (and customize it if you like)

2. Then Copy the theme file from C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes (for royale this will be the "Royale.Theme file") to your \$OEM$\$$\Resources folder.

3. Then Copy the theme folder (for royale this will be "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Royale" to to your \$OEM$\$$\Resources folder

4. Then add the following lines to the "WINNT.SIF" file:

[shell]

CustomDefaultThemeFile="%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Royale.Theme"

Works perfect :thumbup

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After I install my theme can I then use a style that I built with stylebuilder? John :hello::thumbup

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what are the CLSID of various components like Run,Help & Support,My Pictures etc

so that i can specify the icons for each in the .theme file itselt as like Mycomputer or RecycleBin

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Hi, i have a question, sorry i have put it in other subforum which i think wasnt the suitable one.

Unstead of downloading a patched uxtheme.dll, can i pactch it myself?

i will describe the method which i want to use, and to see if i can do it?

I have downloaded a program: UXTheme Multi-Patcher (Neowin Edition) 4.0., and i want to execute it in a windows already installed, then i copy from: C:\windows\system32\ the archive uxtheme.dll

then i apply the method described in the forum: modifiype uxtheme.dll -c.

makecab uxtheme.dll

Finally copy it and overwrite the uxtheme.dl_ to make an unattended windows.

Thanks

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I just have a little problem: after i just customized my theme (mr4.theme), i put the mr4.theme in $OEM$\$$\Resources\Themes folder. At windows install, in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes i can't find the mr4.theme. Please help me.

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its ok its my falt just instealled it anit downloaded a them its wicked its like glass the windows cool or what.

Yep, wasn't that hard was it? It never hurts to try, and its something you should do in future.

hi i managed to integrate Stolen16Mx theme in nlite and it shows at startup in vmware but

the problem is the desktop is black. how do a get a wallpaper of my choice to show

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