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10 Responses to How to Patch uxtheme.dll in Windows 7 to Install Custom Windows 7 Themes & Style

  • Mayur says:

    Here is the UxTheme Patcher for Windows XP/2003/MCE/Vista/7 which patches the files automatically and easily :D

  • Hassan says:

    Can you please post an article on how to do this for RC build 7100? I really REALLY hate the default basic windows 7 theme which i’m forced to use cuz I can’t afford a decent video card right now. Please help.

    I’d really appreciate it.

  • Kuyler Bailey says:

    Whatever you do, DO NOT CHANGE shsvcs.dll!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Instead of changing that, change themeservice.dll to themeservice.old and use the patch file for that.

    Why do I say this, if you change shsvcs.dll it will take you about half an hour to change it back.

  • Kaom says:

    Yeah, I confirm that you SHOULDN’T CHANGE shsvcs.dll!!!!

  • bakkelun says:

    Confirmed x 3. Do not change “shsvcs.dll”, it will prevent you from booting Windows 7. Change this tutorial !

  • Ado says:

    Confirmed x4.
    Someone please update this, or create a new tutorial.

  • meg says:

    Confirmed X10

    Thanks Microsoft for the recovery console XD
    Anyway I corrected this issue and later I had the restore all the files. Thanks for the autopatcher.

    Don’t follow this tutorial!

  • Fuck This Site says:

    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE. Please, for the love of god, don’t do what I did.
    I mistakeningly thought this guy had a handle on what he was doing. Big mistake. I tried to revert some of the changes this guide instructed me to do, but by then, Windows could no longer run .exe’s. I rebooted, only to find that when I logged in, I was greeted by a mouse on a black screen. I had to FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE, and I lost everything. This guy has no idea what he is doing, please please please don’t do it!

  • J Markenson says:

    No need to reformat. U were asked to make backup for a reason.

    1. Boot into safemode with command promt
    2. Navigate the cmd promt to the c:windowssystem32 folder.
    3. Delete the uxtheme.dll , themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll using the del command
    4. Rename the .old files back to .dll.
    5. Reboot.