Change XP theme from CMD


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THE BAT

i want to ask if there is any way to change Windows XP Themes from the Command Prompt (CMD).

Thanks

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Tungsten T

no

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THE BAT

OK, Thanks craZySoldier

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smooths*
no

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did you get them 4 group stars with ur post cost for posting short answers like "no" ? lol

back to topic> no dude there probably is a way but im not sure sorry i cudnt help

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THE BAT
did you get them 4 group stars with ur post cost for posting short answers like "no" ? lol

back to topic> no dude there probably is a way but im not sure sorry i cudnt help

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Thanks

i will try to ReSearch for it.

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OPaul

You could use the CALL command to run a .reg file which changes the theme via the registry.

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Tungsten T
You could use the CALL command to run a .reg file which changes the theme via the registry.

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Yes but it wont change the theme untill restart or termenation of explorer and starting it again

BTW: I wasent trying to raise my post count :rolleyes:

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JK1150
Yes but it wont change the theme untill restart or termenation of explorer and starting it again

BTW: I wasent trying to raise my post count  :rolleyes:

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well there is a way to kill explorer and restart it through the command prompt pretty easily too.

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jamend

Based on the file handles for .theme and .msstyle files, I found this which might help you:

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"%1"

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Appearance /Action:OpenMSTheme /file:"%1"

(replace %1 with the file name)

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THE BAT
Based on the file handles for .theme and .msstyle files, I found this which might help you:

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"%1"

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Appearance /Action:OpenMSTheme /file:"%1"

(replace %1 with the file name)

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it open Display Properties Window and select the wanted theme but it wait my response "Press OK".

i need a one that change the theme without any prompt.

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JK1150

did u replace the %1 with the theme name?

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audioscheine

Can I just interject and ask why you cant just hit ok?

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Can I just interject and ask why you cant just hit ok?

most likely because he wants to automate the process.

q: what kind of automated process would it be if you have to run and hit ok on every computer?

a: not a very good one.

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Lee G.

^ Probably because Display Properties are disabled :/ :)

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war

I just use reg file and winnt.sif via unattended. ;)

Yeah sounds like it pav and cant access regedit or modify registry. :p

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Joel

If you're in a locked enviroment, live with it. Limiting themes is a Group Policy setting, good luck getting around it. And if you manage to get around it using the command line, expect them to lockout the command line next.

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vertigosity

If you're on a public school machine you don't have administrative access to, and you just need to get rid of Luna any way possible, running "net stop themes" might help restore a little of your sanity... of course, fonts/sizes/colors is untouched.

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hellosky

Hehe. This guy's plot was foiled.

Let me guess, running another Theme on the school computers makes you an 1337 h4x0r.

Hahaha, ROFL.

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THE BAT
did u replace the %1 with the theme name?

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Replace %1 with the full path of the theme.

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THE BAT
Can I just interject and ask why you cant just hit ok?

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Why do it at all, though?

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If you're in a locked enviroment, live with it. Limiting themes is a Group Policy setting, good luck getting around it. And if you manage to get around it using the command line, expect them to lockout the command line next.

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If you're on a public school machine you don't have administrative access to, and you just need to get rid of Luna any way possible, running "net stop themes" might help restore a little of your sanity... of course, fonts/sizes/colors is untouched.

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Hehe. This guy's plot was foiled.

Let me guess, running another Theme on the school computers makes you an 1337 h4x0r.

Hahaha, ROFL.

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I are not with locked enviroment or a school machine :)

but just i need to apply the theme Quickly after installing it without any prompt to the user.

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hellosky
I are not with locked enviroment or a school machine  :)

but just i need to apply the theme Quickly after installing it without any prompt to the user.

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Well it certainly doesn't look like it is possible via CMD or batch or anything like that.

It may be possible through the Win32 API though. Whip up a program with whatever compiler you have.

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THE BAT
Well it certainly doesn't look like it is possible via CMD or batch or anything like that.

It may be possible through the Win32 API though. Whip up a program with whatever compiler you have.

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I will try to looking for it.

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THE BAT

Thanks all for trying to help me.

Any more comments will be useful too.

Thanks

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