Friday, December 19, 2008

Apply 3rd Party Themes in Windows without any software


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To apply 3rd party themes you may use a software called VistaGlazz about which you can find out more information at

However if you do not want to use any software, you can download a patch from depending upon the Windows Version.

Now extract the contents and go to "%windir%\System32" folder (just put the address in Explorer addressbar and press Enter). Take ownership of 3 system files "shsvcs.dll", "themeui.dll" and "uxtheme.dll" present in this folder. Rename these files and copy-paste the downloaded files.

Restart your computer and add your downloaded themes at “%windir%\Resources\Themes\” folder. You may select a theme by right clicking on the desktop and seecting Personalize.


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