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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

How to Install Windows 7 Themes|How to Install Third Party Themes in Windows 7


This will be a guide how to install Windows 7 themes properly. You can install themepacks created on Windows 7 by double-clicking on it, but for 3rd party themes you will have to patch your uxtheme.dll and some other dll files first. Overview Installing custom Windows 7 themes can be more difficult than you think. This is a comprehensive guide that will teach you what you have to do.

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Before installing 3rd-party themes: Create a backup

Microsoft does not allow you to use themes that modify the shell of Windows 7 or other parts like the Start orb or the taskbar. In order to install those themes you will have to patch your uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll and themeservice.dll, which can be found “C:\Windows\system32\”.

Before you try to install any themes please make a backup of those files!! I won’t repeat this and you are doing any changes at your own risk, I don’t take any responsibility.

Download Universal Theme Patcher

Download the Universal Theme Patcher created by deepxw that works with Windows XP SP2 SP3/2003/2008/Vista SP1 SP2/Windows 7, 32bit(x86)/64bit(x64). This won’t create another background process, instead it will patch your files.

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This patcher will automatically patch the following files on Windows 7: uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll


In order to patch the files, you will to run this with administrator privileges. To provide admin rights, right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator”:


The tool will automatically create a backup of the file, so it’s totally safe, because you can always restore the original file:

One last step: To install 3rd party themes, you have to copy the complete folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Where should I copy my themes to?

To install your 3rd-party themes you have to copy your themes to the folder
C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Let’s take a peek at that folder to understand how it works:


The themes folder has some .theme files but also a folder called “Aero”. This folder is part of the Aero theme (aero.theme). The folder MUST have the exact name of the .theme file (in this case Aero). The folder name is case-insensitive.
Now let’s take a peek at a typical 3rd-party theme:


A folder and a .theme file! For now, it doesn’t really matter what is in that folder. Now, when you extract the folder and .theme file you have to make sure that you are not creating a subfolder for the theme, it has to be exactly like above! If the folder Victorian Glass and Victorian Glass.theme are in a subfolder your theme won’t be recognized.

That's all just double click on victorian glass theme file and windows theme will be automatically change into your 3rd party theme. Many of the 3rtd party themes provide you shell themes and will tell you to replace your system files with there ones. I recommended you to not to play with shell32.dll ,explorerframe.dll and explorer.exe ,this may damgae your system.


If you want to download this theme then just click the below download button.

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