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#1 Neon

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:48 AM

Neowin created a theme patcher that enables the use of 3rd party themes without extra software.

Here it is folks and REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY OTHERWISE IT WON'T WORK AT ALL!!

HERE

#2 Nvyseal

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:00 AM

Cool! been looking for this! thanks

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:21 PM

heh you're on top of things, do you mind If I load a couple of my themes up on my site and link to em?

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:28 PM

Not one bit mate :)

That'd be good, why not start a new thread for it?

BTW just saying that i am not the best at this, Serb-Man is...anyone that knows this game best is him...i am more of a performance Enhancement man myself though i am sure we've all stuck our oar in somewhere

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 01:48 PM

lol, yeah, same here I'm not really into editing them or making them myself, but I know of some good ones that I personally like and Maybe you guys will too!

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:29 PM

I'm glad you're so easy going, lol

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:37 PM

Me too... :)

Anyway Back to the themes, anyone actually made use of these things?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:04 AM

You know, the funiest part about that UX theme dll patcher is that it consumes no memory in the background. Before, I used style XP which was always a memory killer program for me. Anyone use it, still?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:15 AM

Nope, Thanks to this little update, there's no need for Style XP or it's needing to be registered :getlost: which is GREAT.. the only thing I use it for now is loading my bootscreens, unless someone knows of a way to do it manually... I tried editing my boot.ini but it always gives me and error :getlost: and I end up changing it back to normal... btw if you decide to edit your boot.ini, ALWAYS make a second STOCK boot entry so you can still log onto Windows... it simply uses the original bootscreen :)

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:28 AM

I remember these old days when I wrote a tutorial on how to change the boot screen manually in Windows XP. The only problem in your case is that the guide was written for XP SP1. I don't think they have changed anything so it should work, the same (I did not test it!!) as long as your bootscreen is SP2 compatible. But, don't mess too much with that if you're not sure of how it works. Here is the link to my old tutorial:

http://www.microbeta...p?showtopic=433

Just ignore the few first instructions, since you don't want a longhorn boot screen. Start reading when it says something about windows file protection. Good luck!

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 02:35 AM

Alright, thanks, I was hoping there was a way to just edit your boot.ini and direct it to the other file without having to safe mode the computer to do it, but thanks for the info!

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:15 AM

I know of a nice way to replace your UXtheme without rebooting into safe mode... without even killing Explorer Process :( !

1. Eliminate the UXtheme in the dllcache
2. rename the uxtheme.dll in system
3. place the patched uxtheme.dll in system
4. simply reboot as usual
5. Done :)

Explorer locks the file from move or delete but not rename, after you rename the file it is still locked so u haveto delete it after you reboot if u want, i just renamed it to uxtheme.bak and left it there.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:20 AM

Nice, here's yet another way to customize your themes :)

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:13 PM

View PostShadowFox, on Aug 23 2005, 02:29 PM, said:

I'm glad you're so easy going, lol
yeh i got the bttom one :D

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:15 PM

Theme

Add a nice theme, use the link above




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