I downloaded, patched, rebooted and tried again. No luck. I then found out that this wouldn't work on SP2 or SP3. So, I went back and found: SP3 UxTheme Patcher 1.3. I downloaded, patched, and rebooted that and tried yet again. No luck. I opened the SP3 Patcher back up to restore and that worked fine. But when I opened the first Patcher, the option was not available after opening it (there's only Patch or Cancel).
Now, I'm stuck on Windows Classic Theme and can't get back to Windows XP Theme or any other without getting an error: "The visual styles could not load because the file failed to load. Details: "
I read that having more than one uxtheme.dll could cause errors. I read that you should ONLY have one in your system32 folder. So I searched and found one in a $NtServicePackUninstall$ (blue text) and one in ServicePackFiles/i386. These two are the same 214kb size while the one in my system32 folder is 199kb (if that makes any difference; probably, but I wouldn't know).
I've already tried system restore and that did nothing. I searched for any type of virus/malware/spyware/etc and found nothing. I fixed my registry with a software and when I rebooted I still had the problem. I also had downloaded this "XP_Theme_Fix" and put that in my registry prior to all the scanning and repairing and that did nothing.
I still have Luna and Classic Theme and everything in my Resources>Theme folder. I just don't know what else I need to edit, install, or restore to to fix this... All of this nonsense over wanting a new look... really?
If you need more information, I can provide it. Just help me at least get back to XP Theme... THANKS!
Edited by Darkiboo, 24 January 2010 - 06:23.