UXTheme Multi-Patcher 12.0

Since Windows XP was released, there are countless 3rd-party visual styles released by many skinners in order to improve user’s experiences and eye candy. UXTheme Multi Patcher allows you to use any 3rd party msstyle theme on Windows XP/VISTA, 7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003 (with Themes enabled) by patching the uxtheme.dll  (dynamic link library).

To simply patch the UXTheme.dll file, run the program, it will determine your operating system, then patch the appropriate file and reboot your PC.
To un-patch the UXTheme.dll file, run the program again, and it will un-patch the .dll and then reboot your PC.

This program will patch your theme engine files so you can use any 3rd party visual style on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP x86 Editions
  • Windows XP x64 Editions
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows Vista x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows 7 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows 8 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows 8.1 x86 and x64 Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x86 and x64 Editions

What's new in this version:

  • Added startup launcher to handle glass configuration
  • Added verifying that theme engine works properly on startup
  • Changed applying permissions program to cacls instead of icacls
  • Fixed theme changing to Classic occasionally on some systems
  • Improved service configuration for better compatibility with Windows 7/8/8.1

Download: UXTheme Multi-Patcher 12.0 | 6.1 MB (Freeware)
View: UXTheme Multi-Patcher Website | Release Notes

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Boy on this site and other technical sites it just seems that the average user just doesn't get it. . .boy the average computer user must be the dumbest creatures on planet Earth. . .no really????

I've always felt things like this shouldn't be needed. They should just allow 3rd party visuals by default. User choice. Would definitely be a dramatic additional feature to separate an OS from competitors.

its funny because this is actually A good idea which should help MS segment the market to their favour; assumed offcourse they implement a framework for custom themes, it really has the potential to borrow a simple feature natively found in most linux distros to be commercially accepted as a given for the OS. It's almost an evolution of the current basic theme changes such as colours and wallpapers, but now opening it up to window borders, button elements, menus. colours etc. But alas.

NightmarE D said,

Because it's impossible to uncheck the box, right?

You can even see it in the screenshot above. Obviously Optional

Well for the average user, this is usually overlooked. And, I personally don't monetizing methods that could change users settings or install adware in general.

More reasons why I would prefer UltraUXThemePatcher is that it has a fallback feature. When a theme fails to apply properly, the Aero DWM would start to crash, causing a flashing black screen that cannot be recovery from. However, with this patcher, it will apply the default Aero theme if that happens.