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Uxtheme Patch for Windows 7 RTM 7600 and SP1

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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

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Update: Note: Windows 7 SP1 users CLICK HERE!.

You need to patch uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll for using the third party visual styles in Windows 7. I made uxtheme patch threads for Windows Vista and XP users but couldn't make the same for Windows 7 because Rafael, the man behind the patched files decided to kill the future of the patched uxtheme.dll files and released a free Uxtheme memory patcher (UxStyle Core) for all the versions of Window, including Windows 7 (which actually is good).

The problem is that many Windows users don't want to see additional process running on their Task Manager from Rafael's UxStyle Core. That's why I'm sharing Uxtheme Multi Patcher for Windows 7 here which will patch all the above mentioned dll files for applying the custom visual styles on Windows 7.

Uxtheme Multi Patcher for Windows 7 (Automatic Process)

Here is the easy way for those who aren't skilled enough to replace system files in Windows 7. laugh.gif . Just run the patcher, restart your PC and you are done!

:download: Download: Uxtheme_Patch_for_Windows_7.zip | Mirror (for both 32 bit and 64 bit of Windows 7)

 

Note: This patch is for non-SP1 user. If you don't know whether you have SP1 installed or not then most probably you have SP1 installed. Go to this page for downloading the updated patch which is compatible with Windows 7 SP1.

The Multi Patcher requires administrator rights. Right-click the exe file, select "Run as Administrator" and then restart computer before applying the visual styles.

You are done! smile.gif Download Windows 7 themes from here and enjoy the new look.

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For Expert Windows Users:

If you already have the patched uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll files and don't want to run any patcher then use my this guide to replace them with the original files.

How to replace the patched files manually?

  • Login as a user with Administrative privileges
  • Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
  • Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
  • Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and themeservice.dll
  • Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
  • Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and themeservice.dll.
  • Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
  • Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
  • Rename themeservice.dll to themeservice.old.
  • Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
  • Reboot (yes, this is really required)
  • Enjoy!

If you can't follow these simple steps then use Take Control for taking ownership of system files before replacing them.



#2 kyosan

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:33 AM

Thank you ;)

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:39 PM

Thank you ;)


I am running into problems. I patched the 3 files, then copied the themes I downloaded from Deviant Art to Windows/Resource folder. When I attempt to change the theme they usually look like Windows Classic themes rather than what they are suppose to look like.

Could someone please do a quick step by step explanation on how to do all this for those who are new to this? Id really appreciate it. Thanks.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:45 PM

@Rum; The patched files linked on the first post are for 64 bit. I hope you aren't using the 32 bit OS.

Revert to the original files and try the Multi Patcher.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:57 PM

@Rum; The patched files linked on the first post are for 64 bit. I hope you aren't using the 32 bit OS.

Revert to the original files and try the Multi Patcher.


No, I am using x64 Win 7 RTM.

#6 kyosan

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:00 PM


Thank you ;)


I am running into problems. I patched the 3 files, then copied the themes I downloaded from Deviant Art to Windows/Resource folder. When I attempt to change the theme they usually look like Windows Classic themes rather than what they are suppose to look like.

Could someone please do a quick step by step explanation on how to do all this for those who are new to this? Id really appreciate it. Thanks.


Restart your computer ?

#7 LightStar

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:40 AM

Well this is all well and good, but what we really need is for someone to develop a quality application to modify Windows 7 themes similar to StyleBuilder from TGTSoft. The only one on the market is AVE Style Builder, and it is not very user friendly at this time. You need to be a genius almost and a programmer to use it.

#8 Liskiller

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

Can anyone please patch the 32 bit files with Multi Patcher and upload them for us?

My OS is 64 bit. :(

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

thank you

#10 Mheltin

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:24 AM

Can anyone please patch the 32 bit files with Multi Patcher and upload them for us?


My OS is 64 bit. :(


Why not. :hug:

UX Theme DLL's_6.1.7600.16385_x86

Edited by Mhel_09, 11 August 2009 - 09:27 AM.


#11 Liskiller

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Mhel_09. I've updated the first post. :D

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:01 AM

thank you for this

#13 ricktendo64

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:38 AM

Who made these?

Looks like somebody took beta or rc versions of patched windows 7 uxtheme files and simply changed the version info and said they are RTM

#14 M.Sudoku

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:34 PM

I think they first used the Multi Patcher for patching the files and then uploaded them.

#15 ciaastek

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:31 PM

I have a question. Has anyone made any theme for Windows 7 which requires uxtheme.dll patched? If so, can you post some links? :)

#16 Secured Tim

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:56 PM

Two Win 7 visual styles:
Dark minimal
Vista VS for Windows 7

#17 ciaastek

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:05 PM

Thanks ^^

#18 sdrls

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:48 AM

There are at least 20-30 on deviant Art right now too :D

#19 RickSOLET

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:55 AM

Yeah, just browse the Vista Visual Styles section on Deviantart. :)

#20 Uxtheme Rafael

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:37 PM

... why can't you use UxStyle? So much DLL replacement for nothing ...

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