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#16 LUTZIFER

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:59

Just out of curiosity, can that theme or visual style be used in Windows 7?


#17 +Chris123NT

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:11

Just out of curiosity, can that theme or visual style be used in Windows 7?

No it can't be. Hell in the past taking a theme from a beta and using it on RTM wasn't possible, this is proof that the theme format didn't change between RP and RTM, they just removed glass from DWM and changed some PNGs in the msstyle.

#18 uncledolan

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:36

WTF, that msstyle doesn't work here, it's just loading the default RTM aero, and I have uxstyle installed so it's not that.

Edit: NVM, it needs to be in its own folder and it needs an associated MUI file as well.


THe same thing is happening to me on Windows 8 Pro on my laptop whereas it had worked (still works) fine on my Windows 8 Enterprise on the desktop. Can you please detail the step with instructions as to what you meant by "NVM, it needs to be in its own folder and it needs an associated MUI file as well."

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#19 +Livin in a box

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:13

Yeah, that Windows RP theme isn't working for me. Installed UXStyle but still won't work. I'm on Windows 8 Pro x64.

#20 Jose_49

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:38

Just out of curiosity, can that theme or visual style be used in Windows 7?

Let's say that someone made an adaptation:
http://www.winmatrix...-for-windows-7/

#21 uncledolan

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 15:49

Yeah, that Windows RP theme isn't working for me. Installed UXStyle but still won't work. I'm on Windows 8 Pro x64.


:cry:

#22 uncledolan

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:42

Yeah, that Windows RP theme isn't working for me. Installed UXStyle but still won't work. I'm on Windows 8 Pro x64.


Ah, figured it out. Do it the following way to make it work :

1. Open the AeroRP.theme file with Notepad (!!make sure you run notepad with administrative priviliges!!) and find the following line in the file :
; Windows - IDS_THEME_DISPLAYNAME_AERO

and add the following line directly below it :
DisplayName=AeroRP

2. Save the file and exit and then copy it to %windir%\Resources\Themes

3. Create a folder named AeroRP in the Themes folder mentioned in step 2 above.

4. Inside the AeroRP folder, paste the AeroRP.msstyles file.

5. From the aero folder in Themes, copy the three folders, namely en-us, Shell and VSCache and paste it in the AeroRP folder created in step 4.

6. Open the en-us folder in the AeroRP folder that you just copied and make a copy of the aero.mssyles.mui and rename the new copy to AeroRP.msstyles.mui

7. Try applying the AeroRP theme now by double-clicking the AeroRP.theme file in the Themes folder. It should work now. It worked for me!

#23 +Livin in a box

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:52

Ah, figured it out. Do it the following way to make it work :

1. Open the AeroRP.theme file with Notepad (!!make sure you run notepad with administrative priviliges!!) and find the following line in the file :

; Windows - IDS_THEME_DISPLAYNAME_AERO

and add the following line directly below it :
DisplayName=AeroRP

2. Save the file and exit and then copy it to %windir%\Resources\Themes

3. Create a folder named AeroRP in the Themes folder mentioned in step 2 above.

4. Inside the AeroRP folder, paste the AeroRP.msstyles file.

5. From the aero folder in Themes, copy the three folders, namely en-us, Shell and VSCache and paste it in the AeroRP folder created in step 4.

6. Open the en-us folder in the AeroRP folder that you just copied and make a copy of the aero.mssyles.mui and rename the new copy to AeroRP.msstyles.mui

7. Try applying the AeroRP theme now by double-clicking the AeroRP.theme file in the Themes folder. It should work now. It worked for me!

Oooh, thanks, that worked perfectly! Thanks a lot! :D

#24 Skrell

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 14:18

Yeah, that Windows RP theme isn't working for me. Installed UXStyle but still won't work. I'm on Windows 8 Pro x64.


I'm having the exact same problem altho i'm using home edition 64 bit! I'm going to try Neowinian's solution when i get home tonite!!!

#25 DJGM

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 14:50

This step is a stumbling block.

5. From the aero folder in Themes, copy the three folders, namely en-us, Shell
and VSCache and paste it in the AeroRP folder created in step 4.


Windows throws up File Access Denied errors when trying to copy certain files in those folders.

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Because Windows is being an awkward little **** (as usual) that method doesn't work.

#26 Skrell

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 23:59

This step is a stumbling block.


Windows throws up File Access Denied errors when trying to copy certain files in those folders.

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Because Windows is being an awkward little **** (as usual) that method doesn't work.


Yes i'm stuck here too! God Win8 sucks!
Also, step 1 is confusing because when i open the theme file i already have a line defining that label:
DisplayName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\themeui.dll,-2013

Do i delete this and replace it with AeroRP ?



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