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How to use/change themes in windows 7


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hi all,
i have downloaded a theme "SugarAndSpice.themepack" from Microsoft site.... but how to use it ?
do i need some theme patch ! to use even microsoft themes ?

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It might help if you provide the link to the page where that theme link is found, along with the link to the theme itself. The link to the page is important so that we can help you look to see if there are any special instructions and confirm indeed that this is from a MS site. But you should be able to install .themepack files with a simple double-click. See - http://windows7theme...s-7-themes.html.

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from here i downloaded that theme http://windows.micro...-download-theme

after downloading it when i double-click its shows this message
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Which OS are you running? Note it says:

This theme can only be used in Windows 8, Windows RT, and in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions.


Have you modified your OS in any way or is it straight from MS?

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Make sure the Themes service is running.
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If you use Vista, or XP, open it with 7-zip and attach the theme file and the Wallpaper and apply them.
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try also Open with, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and find shell32.dll
be sure that on open with dialog down right on bottom you chose ALL files
as *cough* stupid win7 sets programs only

you will be presented with Windows Shell Common Dll
which opens this themepack

Edited by vinifera, 09 January 2013 - 11:48 PM.

If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066

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first of all.. me sorry for so late reply..

Which OS are you running? Note it says:

This theme can only be used in Windows 8, Windows RT, and in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions.


Have you modified your OS in any way or is it straight from MS?

Cheers and Regards


Me using win7 sp1 Ultimate 32bit.
And its not any modified nor i done any modification to it.



Make sure the Themes service is running.


its already running.. "Auto"

Edited by prithvi, 22 March 2013 - 03:45 AM.

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If you use Vista, or XP, open it with 7-zip and attach the theme file and the Wallpaper and apply them.


me on win7 sp1 & i try to open it with winrar . this what it shows

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be sure that on open with dialog down right on bottom you chose ALL files

Sorry, I did'nt get it !!

Edited by prithvi, 22 March 2013 - 03:53 AM.

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don't open it with winrar
do righ click on apple.themepack and click Open With
navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and find shell32.dll
select it and press OK
If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066

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Hi Vinifera,
i try this but nothing happen !

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Hi Vinifera,
i try this but nothing happen !


just to be sure, look this small video: http://tinypic.com/r/5yu6g9/6

if this doesn't work then something is broken with your OS :(

Edited by vinifera, 24 March 2013 - 02:24 PM.

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try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066

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The link you provided is a Sugar and Spice themepack and not Apple..Don't know what all the fuss is about I just installed it on
Windows 7 and Windows 8 and works just fine..If its a MS theme then you don't need a patch, just dbl click and it will auto install..

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Hi Vinifera,
i try this but nothing happen !


just to be sure, look this small video: http://tinypic.com/r/5yu6g9/6

if this doesn't work then something is broken with your OS :(


hey friend thanks for da vid...

i have done the same way only,like wat u shown in the vid...
but still it wont working ...

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After clicking on ok Nothing happens

Btw which window 7 version you useing.




The link you provided is a Sugar and Spice themepack and not Apple..Don't know what all the fuss is about I just installed it on
Windows 7 and Windows 8 and works just fine..If its a MS theme then you don't need a patch, just dbl click and it will auto install..

its MS theme only.. i have downloaded few more ms theme from their site but still same prob :/

Edited by prithvi, 11 April 2013 - 09:56 AM.

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Btw which window 7 version you useing.


I'm on 7 Pro SP1

Edited by vinifera, 12 April 2013 - 04:31 PM.

If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066

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same.. even me on that version,(ultimate) then why me not able to change the MS theme on double click !

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if you're bored you can do repair of OS :P
If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066




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