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Guide To Installing Windows 10 Themes

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 [[[[[[[A small tutorial on how to install and apply Windows 10 Themes ]]]]]]]

CHECK OUT winthemers Discord SERVER FOR MORE SUPPORT.  But be sure to read the FAQ's and QUIDES THOUROUGHLY FIRST IF YOU ENCOUNTER ISSUES.

To install make sure your system is first patched to accept third party custom themes.

Bullet; Green First it is recommended you make a System Restore point before continuing.



💾 Then grab the latest version of UltraUXThemePatcher  and install it. 

-OR-

:new: SecureUxTheme is a new method for running themes without modifying system files.  It also fixes the issue with colors reverting to defaults on some builds.


 

⌨️ Then place the appropriate theme files according to your Windows Version into your Windows/Resources/Themes folder
(You can check which version of Windows you are running by pressing Windows+R and typing 'winver' in the run dialog.)
The most common build versions are 1903-20H2!

Right click anywhere on the desktop, select Personalize then go down to Themes and find the Visual Style you wish to apply.

If you get the bottom task pane after applying the theme, Press Alt+Shift+P to hide it.




NEW!



****ExcelDarkThemeFix***
Fixes Microsoft Excel appearance when custom Windows theme is used
💿 OTHER SOFTWARE

StartIsBack (Skins the Start Menu and Taskbar)
Winaero Tweaker (Change fonts and other system tweaks)
💊***I take no responsibility for anyone that doesn't follow the instructions properly and bricks their setup!***

Enjoy, and long live custo! 💙

AS MUCH AS I WOULD LOVE TO I CANNOT RESPOND TO EVERY MATTER!  PLEASE IF SOMETHINGS NOT WORKING RETRACE YOUR STEPS OR SEARCH THE COMMENTS FOR AN ANSWER FROM THE COMMUNITY!
ALSO REFER TO THE FAQ SITE OF THE PATCHER YOU ARE USING.

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SecureUxTheme is great but VAC doesn't allow it. I have to uninstall it and use UltraUXThemePatcher instead.

Linquistic's avatar

Ah, I can't get a single theme to work and I have no clue what I'm doing wrong.

loger42's avatar

Hello, I'm having trouble understanding how you change the windows explorer window's appearance? like, the colors for the theme apply fine, but in many screenshots of your themes, the window is rounded and has different titlebar icons. is the theme just not installing correctly, or am I not doing something important?

File Explorer 04 27 2021 17 07 44
Snotsegeist's avatar

a suggestion towards anyone having trouble with trying to hide the file explorer ribbon despite trying oldnewexplorer, in their site, winaero's ribbon remover works too!

PilgrimRO's avatar

Thank you so much !!!

have a problem when I start startlsback I don't get the themes I download, sorry i forgot pach

como deixa o midia play com o skin tambem nao consigo deixa elle igual na imagem , porfavor alguem pode me ajudar ??

Hey, I'm using SecureUxTheme - and was wondering, if we want to uninstall a theme, we just have to delete the files out from the windows theme folder, right? :0

niivu's avatar

Yeah just revert to the aero theme then delete whatever themes you wish.

HonorBand's avatar

I tried using the UltraUXThemePatcher but it says "not patched" no matter how much times i try installing it or rebooting my device. please help.

niivu's avatar

From the patchers website...


Problem - Patcher is patching, but after a reboot nothing is modified


In rare cases after a Windows 10 Update, the patcher is not able to take ownership of the necessary files in c:\windows\system32 (uxtheme.dll, uxinit.dll, themeui.dll). Only solution today: Sign in as Administrator, take ownership to the 3 files and grant full authorization, reboot and afterwards use the patcher again as Administrator. The modification should work now.

HonorBand's avatar

Thank you bro, it's working fine now. Thank You! Rainbow Message

I tried using ExcelDarkThemeFix, I followed all the installation steps, but it doesn't work, some kind of runtime error '1004' happens and the 'SetBackgroundPicture' of the object '_Worksheet' fails, can you help?

niivu's avatar

Report it to the author. I don't use Office or Excel.

Is there a way I can delete the theme if i want to revert back to the default windows? This is before trying it out. I don’t really know what to do so I’m kind of scared something will go wrong. Also does setting a system restore point mean that It would save all of my files again? Sorry I’m new to this.

niivu's avatar

Yeah it's safe to revert back to the Aero theme anytime. The guide is here with links to walk you through.

BerlinMassive's avatar

I don't understand how to change the icons and the font and there is a weird white bar showing up at the bottom of my explorer windows. Tbh, these tutorials aren't all that helpful, I've been trying to get this right for like 2 hours now...

2020-10-17 no art
niivu's avatar

The bottom bar is the status bar. There's different ways to enable/disable it. To change the icons use 7TSP and follow the instructions. Google is your friend. :D


P.S. Tbh, if you can come up with a better noobie guide feel free. ;)

BerlinMassive's avatar

thanks for the reply and I apologize if I came across negatively, I really do appreciate the work you (and other people) do. It's just I don't generally consider myself much of a noob and was expecting to have this set up with a couple of clicks and not to have to actually do research and figure everything out on my own. I'll look into the links you posted, thx for the babysitting! :) have a good one

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I have having above issue.

But the dark theme not properly working

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yes its not working

Ciunguta's avatar

Hello! What NA stand for?

Ex: Dracula 2 NA or Dracula Dark Mode NA

I love your work

Thank you very much,

I love all your themes

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