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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Styles XP and SP1

    Thanks goes to SiXXGuNNZ at Neowin.

    This is the UX Theme Patch with a batch file for people who installed Windows XP Sp1. For non-SP1 users do not use this file. I finally got Styles XP themes to work again using this.

    Note: I got this to work after a fresh format and installation of SP1.


    Get it HERE.

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    British Stud Muffin TZ Veteran GimieGimieGimie's Avatar
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    Many thanks Conan!

    Save's me time looking for such a patch later on

    I mean, how can i live with XP without a nice visual appearance to go along with it!?

    That's what XP's all about no?

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    Originally posted by GimieGimieGimie
    Many thanks Conan!

    Save's me time looking for such a patch later on

    I mean, how can i live with XP without a nice visual appearance to go along with it!?

    That's what XP's all about no?
    Exact same here Gimie, i can't live without my themes now, well maybe i can, but it would be really hard to get used to..
    Right now i am using FatalE by KoL, awesome, just awesome

    Blackwar

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    British Stud Muffin TZ Veteran GimieGimieGimie's Avatar
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    Nice!

    I'm still on Windows 98 SE for the moment though, so i can't join you in the heavens of visual stimulation just yet...

    So far, i've been more happy working on the Windows 98 SE platform then i ever did with XP, i think it's the speed

    Hehehe!

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    just use this here is the read me so then you don't have to use style xp:



    WARNING: User assumes all responsibility for running the patch program
    and patching the uxtheme.dll file. User agress to hold harmless TGT Soft
    LLC. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not patch the file.

    To patch UXTHEME.DLL you must follow these directions. If it does not
    work, please do not email us. We tried.

    First, you must have administrator privileges.
    Second, you must understand how to rename and copy files.
    Third, you must understand where your system directory is and how to
    navigate there (although the patcher will tell you where it is).

    If you update your Windows(r) XP operating system, the patch may become
    invalid.

    Ready? Here are the instructions.

    1) Run the uxthemepatcher.exe. This program will produce a "uxtheme.pat"
    file in your system32 directory. If this program fails, DO NOT
    CONTINUE.

    2) After you have successfully run uxthemepatcher.exe, a message box
    will tell you where the uxtheme.pat file is. If your system directory
    is c:\windows\system32 -- the uxtheme.pat file will be there. If it is
    c:\winnt\system32 -- the uxtheme.pat file will be there. And so on.
    Make a mental note of where the .pat file is.

    3) Assuming your system directory is c:\windows\system32 go into the
    directory c:\windows\system32\dllcache. This directory may be hidden.
    If it is, you need to unhide it to see it, or use the command prompt.

    4) Rename the uxtheme.dll file in dllcache to uxtheme.bak (or some other
    name).

    5) Rename any uxtheme.dl_ or uxtheme.dll that might be found in other
    locations on your system such as c:\i386 or the place where you
    installed Windows(r) XP from.

    6) Make sure you have NO CDs in your system (especially the Windows(r) XP
    install CD!).

    7) Assuming your system directory is c:\windows\system32 go into the
    directory c:\windows\system32. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.bak or
    some other name. Copy uxtheme.pat to uxtheme.dll.

    8) You might get a warning from Windows System File Protection. You need
    to answer the two questions properly, and on your own volition to
    ensure that the uxtheme.dll file is not replaced with the original.

    9) If all goes well, the uxtheme.dll will be the same DATE and TIME as
    the uxtheme.pat. If this is the case, REBOOT. Do not logoff, you need
    a full reboot.



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