UxTheme Patcher for Windows Vista
Posted 25 January 2007 - 07:12 AM
Patched UxTheme Files for Windows Vista SP2
Patched UxTheme Files for Windows Vista SP1
Are you tired of Vista's Aero theme?
A patched uxtheme.dll gave you the freedom to use un-signed custom visual style in Windows XP but in Windows Vista you have to replace three dll files to use third party visual styles.
Those three files are uxtheme.dll, shsvcs.dll and themeui.dll
Download The Patched Files for Vista RTM (non SP2) and Vista SP2.
Download Patched UxTheme Files Pack | [mirror]
How To Install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper).
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot (yes, this is really required)
Now click here and download this nice HilledSE visual style for Vista RTM.
Update 1: Zyphrax has released an automated uxtheme patcher for Vista. Click here: VistaGlazz
Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:12 PM
Only thing I see is Windows Aero, Windows Vista Basic, Windows Standard and Windows Classic....followed by some crap talking bout High Contrast and Low Contrast
Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:31 PM
how can i since i cant even log in to my windows..
how can i install it back?\
pls i need help . urgent....
hope to hear from u all soon@!~
Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:06 AM
Then I rebooted, and basically everything's gone.
I can still log on, at least, but after that there is a pop up box saying this: "This application has failed to start because Uxtheme.dll was not found. Re-intalling this application may fix this problem." I get a few more saying that this program, that program etc cant work because of the same problem.
All I have left is a black screen, my Dell dock and a mouse.
Thankfully my dock has firefox, and the internet works. the only other thing that opens is Microsoft Word Works Processer (I don't have the full Word anyway) I can't open any of my files on Works, only type and print.
All the other things on my dock dont open. For example, when I click on the shortcut to MyComputer, it says "Dell Dock"Class Not Registered"
I've tried a lot of other things that I've seen on google as others seem to have this problem too, but I can't even open My Computer. Windows key + E doesn't open my start bar at all.
I don't want to contact Dell and ask them to reinstall my whole computer as I will then lose all my files. If there is any way of fixing this problem without losing all my files I will be eternally grateful.
Please, please can someone help me. I'm in year 12, and dont know much about computers, so I followed the instructions because it seemed to work for everyone else. I trusted this completely. I don't want complain too much but I just wanted to explain in detail what happened so if someone can help, i'll basically owe my whole life to them!! All my assignments are on this computer. I really need help asap. Preferebly from the person who did the instructions as they basically ruined all my work.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:26 PM
Boot the Vista DVD by putting it in the tray and restarting. If it doesn't ask you to press any key to boot the DVD, then you're going to have to restart again but boot into the BIOS to change settings.
When the Dell logo screen appears, press the <F2> key or press the <Fn> + <F1> keys simultaneously to enter the BIOS (System Setup).
Press the <Down Arrow> key until Boot First Device is highlighted.
Press the <Right Arrow> key until CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive is shown.
Insert CD-ROM you intend to boot to into the CD-ROM drive.
Press the <Alt> + <B> keys at the same time to Save and Reboot.
So now you should be able to boot the DVD. Click Repair My Computer in the lower left. You will see Windows Vista installed so press Next. Then click System Restore and go through the prompts. When it asks you to select a Restore Date choose one that is prior to you renaming the files.