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Installing New Windows Themes

Operating System
Windows 7
~!Note: Make a restore point before trying this that way if something goes wrong you can easily go back.!~

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to install new custom theme for Windows 7.

First we will need three things -

1. UXTheme patcher

2. A custom theme of your choice

3. A computer with Windows 7

Here is the download for the patcher -

32bit - http://www.windows7download.com/win7-universal-theme-patcher/mnefyyoo.html

64bit - http://www.x64bitdownload.com/download/t-64-bit-universal-theme-patcher-download-geeyljbo.html

After downloading the patching program run the installer.

Click the patch all option let it run close out when finished

Windows will pop up some warning messages just click cancel/no.

It is just notifying you that you are using a modified version of the uxtheme dll and thinks you need the original.


So after running the patch restart the machine.

Now for the style. You can find windows 7 styles here - http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/windows7/visualstyle/?order=9

Pick you a style and download it. Then extract the zip.

Now it will either have an automatic installer or the files you have to manually move to the themes folder.

If you have a installer just run it it is like any other program install.

If you have a package with just the theme files. Put them in the C:\windows\resources\themes.

Now you have style installed.

All you need to do now is change to the theme.


To change to your new theme open up control panel.

From there choose "Appearance and Personalization" .

Now choose Personalization

Now from there click theme and you can choose from some preinstalled themes and the style you installed.

I hope this helped some of you.