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Patched UxTheme Files for Windows Vista SP1


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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:55 PM

These files are for Vista Service Pack 1 only. If you haven't installed the SP1 yet, then click here.
Vista SP2 users click here.


Rafael did it again! For those who can't use the custom visual styles in Windows Vista SP1, download and replace these three system files (uxtheme.dll, shsvcs.dll and themeui.dll).

:download: Patched.UxTheme.Files.for.Windows.Vista.zip | [mirror]

How to..
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)
14. Enjoy!

You can use Take Control or these registry files for taking ownership of system files in Vista. ;)

#2 bhast2

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:39 PM

works great thanks so much

#3 pakistanipower

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

ya thanks will test

#4 Johnnyboy

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:05 PM

Works fine! Thanks for the hacked files.

#5 Massy

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:41 PM

works fine. anyone for upper shell32.dll????

#6 pakistanipower

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:01 PM

ya i had issues with shell32 n i couldn't even login after the sp1, becuase i enabled the skin by satin but anyway we need shell32.dll

#7 Mheltin

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:13 AM

Thanks for sharing. :D

#8 Razor VinT

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:00 AM

Thanks Rafael.

#9 Nemesis777

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:28 AM

Does anyone have an upper SP1 shell32.dll ??? Thanks in advance! :)

#10 TituFama

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:07 PM

SP1 has different version of shell32.dll so you have to wait for the updates of all the visual styles which have the "Details Pane" at the top of the explorer.

Or edit the shell32.dll yourself with the help of this thread:
How to Move/Show Details Pane At Top in Windows Vista Explorer

#11 pm_41

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:15 AM

I just upgraded and I didn't need to re-patch. I enabled the Elzo VS with no problems!

#12 pakistanipower

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:33 AM

^^^buddy tats not possible

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:12 PM

Hey guys. Im having trouble on the first hurdle.
Trying to take ownership, I dont know how to :(
When I go into permissions for the file no one has all permissions. And it wont let me allow full access. Am I missing something?

#14 TheGreenMan

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

Use Take Control!

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:25 PM

^ Thanks man! Its really easy when you know how. :D

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:40 PM

Actually no :(
I replaced the old files with the one on this thread and rebooted. But now everytime I click Themes it just crashes. Even TuneUp 2007 wants nothing to do with it. Any ideas?
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#17 Massy

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:53 PM

thx for the hints...... worked with vista sp1!!!

#18 Geohevy

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:28 PM

I can't find my %systemroot% folder...

#19 Johnnyboy

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:26 PM

%systemroot%\System32 means C:\Windows\system32

#20 betolley

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:12 AM

echo copy and paste into a batch file
echo Use this at your own risk! Run in the same dir as your new dlls.  if something fails
echo windows will not work.  You will have to reinstall windows.
echo Close the dos window to quit or
pause

takeown /F C:\Windows\system32\shsvcs.dll
takeown /F  C:\Windows\system32\themeui.dll
takeown /F  C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll

cacls C:\Windows\system32\shsvcs.dll /g Administrators:F
cacls C:\Windows\system32\themeui.dll /g Administrators:F
cacls C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll /g Administrators:F

attrib -r -h -a -s C:\Windows\system32\shsvcs.dll
attrib -r -h -a -s C:\Windows\system32\themeui.dll
attrib -r -h -a -s C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll


ren C:\Windows\system32\shsvcs.dll *.bak
ren C:\Windows\system32\themeui.dll *.bak
ren C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll *.bak

copy *.dll C:\Windows\system32\

Edited by betolley, 22 March 2008 - 01:23 AM.


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