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#21 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:36 PM

Finally a working UxTheme patcher for Vista!

#22 Panarchy

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:37 AM

^no, this aint a uxtheme patcher

#23 Razor VinT

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:56 PM

^no, this aint a uxtheme patcher

I'll call it "Vista Theme Patcher". Actually you need to patch three files (UxTheme.dll, ThemeUI.dll and Shsvcs.dll) for using custom visual styles in Vista.

#24 Zyphrax

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:07 PM

You can think of it as the UxTheme patcher for Vista.
Like Razor said: in Vista it requires 3 files, instead of only UxTheme.dll

The tool is now also available through Softpedia. Soon Download.com as well.

#25 Neutron Nine

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:35 AM

Awesome patcher. Great job Zyphrax!

#26 Zyphrax

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:46 PM

Site is unfortunatly down due to hardware problems.
I hopy my hoster get's it back online tomorrow

Edit: Site is back online!

Edited by Zyphrax, 07 May 2007 - 10:51 PM.


#27 Freka

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:07 AM

Sweet.

#28 rkyle80

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:27 PM

Not to sound like an idiot or anything, but isnt there a way to disable administrator rights without having to right click on the file everytime and run as administrator? My friend crashed her computer twice in the last few days just trying to patch the uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, shsvcs.dll, and the shell32.dll files. If I am not mistaken, dont you have to rename and replace those in safe mode, or disable UAC?

Edited by rkyle80, 28 May 2007 - 04:52 PM.


#29 Razor VinT

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:11 AM

@rkyle80 Easy way to take ownership of system files in Vista

#30 rkyle80

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:22 AM

No, maybe I am talking about the wrong thing here. She just refreshed her system, and she tried renaming some system files. I gave her that program that easily takes ownership of the file. She installed it, renamed her files. She went to put the new files in, and they would not go into the system32 folder. After many attempts of trying to replace the files, she gave up. Tried renaming the original files back from .old, and they would not go back to normal. Wtf?

Edited by rkyle80, 29 May 2007 - 12:44 AM.


#31 Zyphrax

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:37 AM

Have you tried VistaGlazz?

Does the patching for you. The patching and the transparency features are two seperate steps. So if you like, you can just patch the files, and don't apply transparency.

With full administrator rights you should be able to rename the files, otherwise go to Safe Mode.

#32 rkyle80

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:08 PM

Yeah, I have not used VistaGlazz myself. Anyways, thats what I am saying, without her having full administrators rights, is that why she could not rename those 4 system files back to normal? I just cant remember exactly what I did back in February when I patched my uxtheme without VistaGlazz. I believe I did it in safe mode, but anyways thanks for your help.

#33 Zyphrax

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:30 PM

The way I did it myself is (sidenote UAC is off on my PC):
1. Login with a user with Administrator rights (this is necessary to take Administrator ownership)
2. Take ownershop of the system files
3. Adjust security to have full control over the files.
4. Rename the old files to .old
5. Copy in the new files
6. Make sure the new files inherit security, and don't have any weird security/owner settings

After that I rebooted my system and all was fine.

Edited by Zyphrax, 29 May 2007 - 09:31 PM.


#34 kaironxp

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:50 PM

VistaGlazz by Team CodeGazer

With VistaGlazz you can patch your Vista system files to use custom visual styles and modify your Aero msstyle to be transparent on maximized windows.

Important
We've tried hard to make the patch process as safe and robust as possible. Its always a good idea to create your own backup of:
- C:\windows\system32\ThemeUI.dll
- C:\windows\system32\UxTheme.dll
- C:\windows\system32\Shsvcs.dll
- C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles

This product is for Vista RTM versions only (supporting Aero).
Administrator rights are a must.

Screenshots

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Update: Version 1.0 has been released!

Download
Stand-alone: VistaGlazz.exe (unblock it before you run it)
Installer: VistaGlazzSetup.exe



DOES IT WORK WITH WINDOWS VISTA 64bits??

#35 Zyphrax

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 09:49 PM

Sure does! :)

#36 Johnnyboy

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:12 PM

Thanks Zyphrax. It works very well.

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