Allow Third Party Themes for Windows XP and Vista

by on April 6th, 2009

There has been a lot of trend lately to use custom themes for operating system to transform it into another. For example you can use Windows XP with a custom Windows 7 theme. In this case your Windows XP will completely look like Windows 7. Now some of users will not be able to run such modifications or transformations for their XP if its XP sp2 or sp3 (with Microsoft Service Pack updates). In this case they will have to allow third party themes for Windows.

You will have to patch the “uxtheme.dll” file to allow 3rd party visual styles (in case of Xp sp2 or sp3), if its not patched, then download and run the UXtheme Patcher.

XP SP3 Users – Download UXTheme Patcher

This little patch will enable the user to have his own unsigned themes ready to use on the new Service Pack 3 install. The SP3 UxTheme application was designed to be a little tool that will help the user create his own unsigned themes ready to use on the new Service Pack 3 install. Run the EXE file and click on “Patch” button. It’ll take a few seconds and then you can restart your system to take effect.

Download SP3 UxTheme Patcher

XP SP2 Users – Download UXTheme Patcher

Uxtheme Multi-patcher will allow you to use any 3rd party msstyle theme on Windows XP/SP1/SP2 or Windows Server 2003 (with Themes enabled) just by patching the uxtheme.dll (dynamic link library).

Download Uxtheme Multi-patcher

Windows Vista RTM Users – Download UXTheme Patcher

Both 32bit, 64bit versions included. dll files.

UXTheme Patcher for Windows Vista RTM

Windows Vista SP1 Users – Download UXTheme Patcher

Both 32bit, 64bit versions included. dll files.

UXTheme Patcher for Windows Vista sp1

Executable formats:

Vista sp1 – UXTheme Patcher – amd64

Vista sp1 – UXTheme Patcher

Download all Patched UXtheme.dll Files (.exe format) for any OS

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