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Blend 2.0 for Windows 7
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Published: December 31, 2010
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Theme UPDATED!!! NOW INCLUDES SERVICE PACK 1 explorerframe.dlls for both 64bit and 32bit


Theme UPDATED!!! the bug fix is in!


PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

Ive been working on this theme from about 3 months. I want to Specially thank some ppl from Neowin.net And dA. I hope i dont miss anyone. If i do i apologise. I wish to name all of you guys because it helped me in one way or the other.

Neowin:
PandaX
Minifig
SkyDX
+Decaytion
NeoPimp
C1PR1ONE
mike45


dA:
AP-GRAPHIK
K-Johnson
Alexander-GG
MikaDesign
RajTheeban95

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In the preview:

StartORB by me
Icons by me
Wallpaper is in my favorites called grapefruit
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Instructions:

1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"),

UAC must be turned off.
After patch, restart the computer to take effect.

2. Select the theme according to where you place your superbar.

3. Extract contents (Win7-Blend 2.0.theme & Win7-Blend 2.0 folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Win7-Blend 2.0.theme
Then restart to make sure everything works properly.

5. Take ownership of explorerframe.dll in System32 folder and copy the appropriate explorerframe.dll replacing the original!. Make sure to make a backup of the original in case of instability. (i dont know how to take permission manually, but i search for a software on google)

6. Restart computer and you are done :)

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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purpose87's avatar
purpose87Professional Artist
WILL THERE EVER BE A WINDOWS 10 VERSION!!!!
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purpose87Professional Artist
WILL THERE EVER BE A WINDOWS 10 VERSION!!!!
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Shadow--WarriorHobbyist Interface Designer
Download lots of high-quality themes from - thelegend2-designs.blogspot.in…
masterjay28's avatar
@zainadeel===>Tks, I love this theme so much. Can you keep the original color of HDD indicator bars? I think it's nice. And besides, There is no difference about color when I move cursor to minimize, maximize or close button. I hope that you can fix it.
Thank you again!
nikolahack0's avatar
Just google UX Style. Basically same :D. You can thank me later..
navihawk's avatar
navihawkStudent General Artist
Sadly the the original mirrors for the Universal Theme Patcher are dead or aren't registered on Google's DNS servers
nonlin3's avatar
nonlin3Professional Interface Designer
After latest windows updates stopped working.
TakumiDesign's avatar
TakumiDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Nice and cool. Thanks for sharing.
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hamedspProfessional Interface Designer
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zainadeelHobbyist Interface Designer
thank you
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hamedspProfessional Interface Designer
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kruxbyteHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so great. :happybounce: 
Chibiphile's avatar
If I need/want to switch back to the default Windows 7 Skin, do I need to restore the explorerframe?

Last time I had some issues with it installing this and had to go through the command line a few times to rename and replace the files.
zainadeel's avatar
zainadeelHobbyist Interface Designer
just download take ownership registry hack and it makes life easy. 
Yes you will have to replace the explorerframe.dll to go fully stock.
Lonewolftom's avatar
Just installed, absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much!
misteor005's avatar
Download link for the Theme patcher not working anymore. Please provide a new one thanks!
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fineartbyandrewdavidProfessional Photographer
how easy are themes to add to Win 7
i already got one theme that i used from DA where i had problems installing it
i was using XP close to about 10 years and then went over to Win 7 which i am not that keen on but the good thing is that my one is 64bit
linxiaolin's avatar
The Best ! I love it !
n49o7's avatar
Aren't the ExplorerFrame.dll files for SP1 mixed up? I think the one in the 32bit folder is actually 64bit and vice versa.
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