Where can I get Windows 7 best themes? How do I patch uxtheme in Windows 7?

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  1. Lukasz

    Lukasz New Member

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    Where can I get Windows 7 best themes? How do I patch uxtheme in Windows 7? I have Windows 7 HomePremium
     
  2. dbsalgado

    dbsalgado New Member

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    The main aim of patching uxtheme.dll is to allow us to install third party custom themes designed for [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]windows [COLOR=blue !important]7.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
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    The patching of uxtheme.dll in windows 7 is not a easy task as it involves the taking ownership of files, renaming, Backing up of files etc.
    How to Patch Uxtheme.dll in Windows 7

    1. Download Uxtheme patch Files
    2. Login to Your Windows 7 with User having administrator privileges
    3. Open you’re my Computer and Navigate to Following Directory
    C:\Windows\system32\ (change driver letter as per your windows 7 installation)
    4. Locate following three files in C:\Windows\system32\ directory (change driver letter as per your windows 7 installation).
    uxtheme.dll
    themeui.dll
    shsvcs.dll
    5. Take Ownership of each of these files
    6. Grant Full Permission to yourself on each of these files
    7. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old , themeui.dll to themeui.old & shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old
    8. Copy downloaded patch files and paste in C:\Windows\system32\ directory
    (change driver letter as per your windows 7 installation). Downloaded files is in .RAR format, thus requires you to use WinRAR to use the files.
    9. Reboot Your Windows 7
    That’s it now your Windows 7 is ready to get customized with custom third party Windows 7 themes and msstyle.

    You can download patches and the required WinRAR in below address.
    Uxtheme Patches - Within Windows

    Below are additional Win7 themes can be downloaded for free:
    Personalization Gallery - Windows 7 themes, wallpapers, and gadgets - Microsoft Windows

    26 Awesome Windows 7 Themes

    Windows 7 Themes

    Windows 7 Themes | Windows 7 Center

    Have fun!!:razz:
     
  3. robertwnielsen

    robertwnielsen New Member

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    Alternatively, you can go to VistaGlazz at CodeGazer and download their VistaGlazz utility (it works in Win7, also) - takes all the guesswork out of patching those files.
     

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