Saturday, 23 July 2011

How to install other themes in Windows 7 ?


Windows 7 comes default with some simple themes, which includes only 7 themes.


Changing themes is easy, but installing  themes in windows 7 isn't easy , to install some steps are to be followed, which include:

(Always ensure to create a restore point before you patch any system file!)

It involves two Phases.

1st Phase

1. Must be Administrator for the Themes to work. Go to C:Windows then right click on the explorer.exe.

2. Then click on Properties.Then click on Security. 

3. Click on  Advanced, then you will see a box appearing like this, next click on OWNER

4. Click on Edit, then make sure you select your Ownership not the Administrator, click Change Owner to the one which is showing your Username. 

5. Click on OK.   (now you have taken the OWNERSHIP)

2nd Phase

1. Download the Universal Theme Patcher from this link http://deepxw.blogspot.com/2008/11/universal-theme-patcher.html  or  http://cyntar7.deviantart.com

How to patch Windows 7 in order to use custom visual styles?

1. Open the universal theme patcher folder.

 2. Click on the one which suits your system,  if yours is X64 bit OS then double click on UniversalThemePatcher-x64, if yours is 32 bit the click on UniversalThemePatcher -x86.

3. A box open like this, then Patch all three files to be able to use custom visual styles.(click on all the Patch Option)

4. Close the box after Patching, then download themes from here http://www.mediafire.com/?bdgiddfg6ifu1fm 

 5. Then follow these instruction :

1. Press the windows key along with R together to open the run menu (Windows key + R).

2. Type "resources" (without the quotes) into it and press enter.

3. Open the "themes" folder and extract the files named "X2" found in the custom visual style folder into it.

4. Open the .theme file to use the style or
double click the X2 file present in "theme" folder. (You can do the same for rest of the THEMES)


1 comment:

  1. Though it might seem a little difficult to do. If you try it you wont regret what you did.


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