help install XP themes with *.msstyles filenames in playware

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  1. adithyagenius

    adithyagenius I WANT MORE FPS!!

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    The Playware CD of july 2004 issue contained themes with shell changes and contained the file *.msstyles and shellstyel.dll files. How do I apply them. When started msstyle the display props window opened. But the themes I copied were no included in the list. How do I install them. I have XP pro. :?:
     
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    you can use styleXP to add those themes
     
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    You can use styleXP but it can be a bit of a strain on your PC (especially the gfx card).

    Better, you can patch the uxtheme.dll file using a multipatcher (www.windowsx.org). Download this file, extract it and run it in SAFE Mode. It will patch the uxtheme.dll file.

    your themes should now be visible in the themes dropdown.
    And oh, its not at all resource hungry.
     
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    Style XP is not resource hungry at all !
     
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    sreevirus Certified Nutz

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    have a look at this pic:
    [​IMG]

    now what do u say?? does style xp look like a resource hog?? and i havent even got a graphix card....its onboard graphix for me.
     
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    style xp aint a resource hog and is probably better than patchin ur comp as patchin will replace some of ur dlls.
     
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    Thanks for putting up the evidence sree......
     
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    adithyagenius I WANT MORE FPS!!

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    Thanks. I'll check out styleXP
     
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    style xp used to use around 3000K - 4000K of my sys mem.... that`s why i uninstalled it... how come only 504k mem usage on your pc sreevirus??
     
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    Just patch the UXteme.dll and be done with it.
     
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    adithyagenius I WANT MORE FPS!!

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    StyleXP wasn't good at all. The themes looked good on the digit CD interface. But when I applied it with styleXP it wasn't convenient. Try reading black font characters with dark blue background. The original XP theme is the best.
     
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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    Copy those files in C:/Windows/Resources/Themes Folder ..
    And Patch your UxTheme.dll (In Safe mode) ..
    You will have them in the Themes list after that....
     
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    download the uxtheme patcher from this site: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/13/9/13-9-100.shtml (latest neowin version 2.0)
    (make a backup of uxtheme.dll, just in case)
    run the patcher in safe-mode

    copy the themes and .msstyles files to this folder: \Windows\Resources\Themes

    install style xp (dload the latest version(2.13) with support for sp2 final) http://www.tgtsoft.com/download.php
    since u may not want style xp to eat ur resources, select "Enable Style XP" and "Run Service Only" in the options tab.

    apply the theme of ur choice and enjoy!!!
     
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    Told ya. This is the reason I suggested patching the uxtheme.dll file.

    This happened to me too. So uninstalled it and patched the uxtheme.dll file and it was done. all Digit themes are now perfectly visible in the Themes dropdown.

    But StyleXP is a good tool. Just select the proper themes. I have StyleXP running on my other system. Also use it to change boot screens.
     
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    I like Style Xp although i use uxtheme.dll patch now...
     
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    techno_funky da' Ťurntable ruleth

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    well looks like some problem
    mine is eating more mem that JAK's

    [​IMG]
     
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    stylexp is not at all resourse hungry, CLICK use no resources in the main window of style xp. Using style xp is better than changing ur dll's.
     
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    i say why use style xp when u can use uxtheme.dll patch and get
    0KB resourses eaten
     
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    Mine is using 412k right now ........
     
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