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#1 insanekiwi

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 14:00

alright fellow neowinians...i post this guide about once a week for new peeps on neowin so i decided to make a guide for you all :)


1) hop over to http://www.vortex-sc...atches/Uxtheme/ and get the uxtheme.dll for your windows built (note: open cmd, type "winver" without the quotes and you'll see what version/built you have)

2) then jump over to http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer and get replacer (it comes with a readme/guide so it's pretty easy to use)


3) execute it, drag'n'drop c:\windows\system32\uxtheme.dll on it, it will create a backup for you automatically aswell.

4) then drag the NEW uxtheme.dll file on replacer so it gets replaced with the new one.

5) reboot.

6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

now your themes should be visible in the appereance tab.

apply.

done.

i hope this guide is easy to understand. i made it for those who tried the neowin uxtheme patcher (http://www.neowin.ne...xtheme_v101.zip for xp gold and sp1)and it didn't work (doesn't work on sp2, thanks frease for telling me hehe) or for people who just don't know (yet) howto handle this little task or don't wanna use 3rd party software like tgtsofts' stylexp.

-insanekiwi

UPDATE: Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher 2.5.1 is out (http://files.tcmagaz...thememul251.zip)


UPDATE:

Larneys Guide:

1) Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.dll.old
2) Put the new uxtheme.dll into C:\Windows\System32
3) Reboot and delete uxtheme.dll.old


also updated the links to vortexs' new domain.

edit: added a mirror and put up all needed files on my site aswell

http://www.is-pimp.c...neowin/uxtheme/

***UPDATE***

http://vortex-scratchpad.info/ is back up and running. :)

Edited by insanekiwi, 05 April 2005 - 08:48.



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Posted 26 June 2004 - 14:02

Nice guide, where did you get that background

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 14:11

Nice guide, where did you get that background

i uploaded it for you: http://www.blaise.us.../broken_dtp.jpg

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 14:13

Thanks very much

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 14:52

lol good guide, if your making an unattended cd you can replace the uxtheme on your cd so you will never need to replace a uxtheme again.

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 17:56

thanks, a quick question...
where do I put the vs then ? I mean while using StyleXP, I just did "Add A New VS".

thanks again, great tut :p

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 18:08

thanks, a quick question...
where do I put the vs then ? I mean while using StyleXP, I just did "Add A New VS".

thanks again, great tut :p

see...i knew i forgot something..oh wel lthis is my first guide ever :)


6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 23:21

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that Vortex's site does not contain the UXTheme.dll for a pre-sp1 windows build 2600

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:48

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that Vortex's site does not contain the UXTheme.dll for a pre-sp1 windows build 2600

i have everything from 2096 and onwards. the neowin uxtheme patcher works fine for sp1 and earlier versions..
you can get it here: http://www.neowin.ne...xtheme_v101.zip

Edited by insanekiwi, 27 June 2004 - 07:01.


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 08:40

see...i knew i forgot something..oh wel lthis is my first guide ever :)


6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

oh, cool, thanks for the fast reply ;)

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:25

images are down ill pm insanekiwi

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:30

images are down ill pm insanekiwi

those were just two screenshots of replacer, no biggie. it's all very well explained in the readme.txt that comes with it. i'll put up the images nevertheless when my personalsite is back up again.

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 17:25

thanks :D

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 20:52

whoa! thanks! multipatcher didnt work... this little beauty sorted me out fine! thanks :D

#15 OP insanekiwi

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 20:37

hrm, i need to talk to my website guy. my access is borked so i still can't host the images (yet).
but i think this guide is easy to understand and doesn't really need screenshots :)



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