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#16 OP svnO.o

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 18:11

Yes I have.

I've tried getting to work a few times but each time exploer fails to load so I have to run system restore from the installation disc.


I had the same issue myself with the Aero Diamond theme. Other people don't seem to have the problem which is why I decided to keep it on the list. Though it seems to happen when messing with the color personalization options (and after messing with those options you can't access them again, some weird error will occur). I also had to do a system restore to just before I patched my uxtheme.dll file. So you're not the only person with this problem xD


#17 Soldiers33

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 18:32

since this post is about visuals, does anyone know which file I need to edit to chnage look of the bar that is in the image.

I cannot find the image for that anywhere.

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#18 SMELTN

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:20

looks nice

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:21

since this post is about visuals, does anyone know which file I need to edit to chnage look of the bar that is in the image.

I cannot find the image for that anywhere.


You could try asking the author of this visual style - he managed to change it in his.

#20 rolarocka

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 17:08

This list has screenshots:
26 Awesome Windows 7 Themes

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 17:24

OMG these are awesome many thanks for the list I have added this to my list.

#22 SMELTN

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 18:07

This list has screenshots:
26 Awesome Windows 7 Themes


good find

#23 OP svnO.o

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 18:24

Updated the list with thumbnail previews. Will see if I can find some more.

#24 rakeshishere

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 18:26

Does anyone know what visual style has been used in below screenshot?

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#25 OP svnO.o

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 19:03

Does anyone know what visual style has been used in below screenshot?


That's an updated/modified version of alkhan's theme called Lumens. He hasn't released it yet. He submitted a preview of it here just 3 days ago.

#26 OP svnO.o

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 00:18

what do we do with the explorer.exe files that are included in most of these themes?


Your supposed to replace the default explorer.exe in your C:\Windows folder. Some of them come with instructions. You'll have to take ownership of explorer, close explorer.exe through task manager, and rename it to something like explorer_bak.exe and copy the explorer.exe included with the theme to the old explorer.exe location using Command Prompt or something similar. Also you have to make sure it is for your architecture. If your using 32 bit you have to make sure its a 32 bit EXE file (most of those pages will say if it supports 64 bit or not, if it doesn't state it then 99% of the time its for 32 bit). Same thing for 64 bit. I specified in the list whether they are 32 or 64 bit compatible for reference as well (though I haven't tested each and every one of them so if any of them are inaccurate let me know).

#27 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 00:33

I wish there were a decent skin with a different start menu/orb. sorta like the one rakishere posted.

#28 OP svnO.o

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 00:35

I wish there were a decent skin with a different start menu/orb. sorta like the one rakishere posted.


Well you can choose whatever VS you want and either manually modify your own explorer.exe or even mix another visual style's explorer.exe file into it. It really isn't that difficult.

#29 HaZe303_ProGamer

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:10

Thank you for this thread, more themes for Win7! :) Keep em coming boys!

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