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Tips to install Vista Themes and visual styles

To install and activate Vista Themes and Visual Styles on Windows Vista operating system you will need to install one of thoese patches:
UxTheme patch installation

If you choose to use UxTheme follow these steaps:
The installation process of UxTheme patch it`s a little bit difficult, but I will try to explain step by step:
  1. You need to login as Administrator
  2. Go to : %systemroot%\System32
  3. On uxtheme.dll right click and than Properties
  4. Uncheck ownership of the file and close the dialog box
  5. Follow step 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
  6. On uxtheme.dll right click and than Properties
  7. Assign Full Control permissions and close dialogs
  8. Follow step 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
  9. Change extension (from .dll to .old) for these 3 files: uxtheme.dll ; themeui.dll ; shsvcs.dll  (example : uxtheme.dll will become --> uxtheme.old )
  10. Copy-Paste the parched files into : %systemroot%\System32
  11. Restart your computer (to see the changes)

With VistaGlazz, all you have to do is to run it, it will do the job for u (you don't need to follow those boring steps presented on UxTheme ;))
After you have installed one of these 2 patches you will need to:

  • Look after some nice windows vista themes on our vista theme website, and download theme to Windows/Resources/Themes.
  • Right click on desktop here look after Personalize. It will pop-up a new page, here click on Theme and choose you preferred Vista Theme

That's all. Enjoy!

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