Confusion with Visual Styles

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  1. Ryukouki
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    Hiya Temp, Happy Easter first off! I'm confused about running a Visual Style. I have the file but don't know what the hell I have to do. Can anyone lead me to a page that has a tutorial or explain it by posting here? I really wanna try new stuff out and see what I get. Does this require any coding experience at all?

    Thanks, and once again, Happy Easter to you and your families. [​IMG]

    EDIT: I'm currently running a laptop from HP, it's a DV4 and it has Win 7 Home Prem. if that helps.
     
  2. Twiffles

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    Gotta download and run uxtheme patcher so you can actually use the stuff.

    Then after head out to the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder then drag and drop/copy/cut/whatever the 'Windows Theme' file and the folder into it.
     
  3. Ryukouki
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    Sorry for asking Twiffles but what do you mean "actually use the stuff?" No coding involved or any registry edit progs?
     
  4. Ryukouki
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    Quick update: Uhhhhh I ran the UXTheme patcher but it says an unsupported OS is detected, but it's genuine windows 7? what;s happening!?

    Quik Update 2: Got the Windows 7 version for UXthemes, now what? I have a themeui.dll, a uxtheme.dll and shsvcs.dll...
     
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  6. Ryukouki
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    Thank you Twiffles, I'll try this out in a bit and get back to you. Gotta go do some work for now, I'll PM you if I require further assistance. Thanks for the patience and happy Easter!
     
  7. Minox

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    Another alternative for that'd be VistaGlazz which from personal experience I'd recommend.
     
  8. Ryukouki
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    Highly unsuccessful at Visual Styling, not gonna mess with scary files like that again. Does VistaGlazz work with Win 7?
     
  9. Twiffles

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    What went wrong? :wtf:
     
  10. Ryukouki
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    Apparently the explorer.exe and some other file that I forgot stopped running on reboot. Maybe it was the theme... I dunno.
     
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    What theme was it? That shouldn't happen at all.
     
  12. Ryukouki
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    EDIT: nvm, fixed!!!!!!
     
  13. Ryukouki
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    Great, that failed too. DWM.exe and explorer exe failed to work with this application was the error, forgot the code. All i know was that I had a black screen for a desktop. Had to use System Restore 4 times today, great. I dunno what I did wrong either...

    EDIT: Well, I figured it out. Have no idea what I did but it works sort of, thanks to the members on the temp, mainly Twiffles and Minox_IX for help and recommendations. Happy Easter to you guys!!!!
     
  14. Twiffles

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    You're welcome. We're a community after all, we help each other out. [​IMG]
    If you need any(more) help, feel free to ask and such.
     
  15. Ryukouki
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    Hahaha thanks, and Happy Easter Twiffles!