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Do you guys know if there's any way to change the windows XP theme without using any 3rd party applications(styleXP, windowblinds etc)?

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yes there is, avoid using 3rd party skin software at all cost (unnecessary extra work for the computer)

i use royale on my windows, all you have to do is double click on the file and you're done, iv'e uploaded the file for you HERE
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Ah.. thank you sunchip

Is there any software that allows me to make my own themes?
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I was going to make a tutorial for this eventually. I just never got to it.

You can use UXTheme Neowin patcher.
Just search for it on Google and make sure it`s safe to download! It patches a file in your system folder that allows you to change to any visual style you please.

There are hundreds and thousands of premade skins on deviantart.com. Here is the Deviant Art link: deviantART: where ART meets application!

Just download one. Then extract it to my computer> c> windows > resources > themes.

After that, go to the folder with the theme, double click on the "windows theme file" and you should be able to change it 8D.
 
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What's an XP theme? o.o
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You can use UXTheme Neowin patcher.
Just search for it on Google and make sure it`s safe to download! It patches a file in your system folder that allows you to change to any visual style you please.
I've tried using the patcher but all I got was an error stating that I've some windows something cd in my drive and I should take it out... but my cd-drive is empty =I
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doesnt work for me either.
 
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off topic: do you know how to change window vista theme to window xp theme. I can just find window classic
 
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^Not sure if you can.



I remember I got that CD error too. I believe I was supposed to ignore/accept it.

Here is a thread from the Neowin forums on it:
UXTheme Multi-Patchers - Neowin Forums


@__@ I hope that help guys.
 
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i have XP and sp3.

I tried it out and like...eh it keeps failing...and now my theme is stuck on classic forever. Even when i tried to restore patch >_>
 
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Restart computer?
Do you have other themes in your themes folder? Try changing the theme from there.


If you have SP3, I found a patcher that is supposedly supposed to work for that.
SP2 with patched uxtheme --> SP3? - Neowin Forums

Apparently you need the Replacer and the patch.




Here is a search with all threads that have to do with the UXtheme and SP3.
uxtheme sp3 - Google Search




If that still doesn`t work, I`ll go find you a unpatched uxtheme.dll file so you can fix it. I`m really sorry about that. I didn`t know it only worked for SP2 and below.
 
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Found one that can be used with sp3

UXTender 1.2 - MSFN Forums

I strongly recommend that you set a restore point before you do the patching.

(Oh and thanks Bob for introducing me to the uxpatcher thingy )
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Uninstall Vista. Install XP. Problem Solved.
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