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Old 03-15-2006, 03:25 AM   #1
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Can anybody tell me where I can get a nice theme for XP for free.

I've seen some that have black taskbars and look kinda rounded and shiny (if that makes sense!) on some of the pictures uploaded here and would like to get that myself.

I don't want any spyware or ad supported stuff though.

I've googled for the last half an hour but they all seem to be ad supported.

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Old 03-15-2006, 04:25 AM   #2
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You mean like this:



You can get that for free from http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop...or-WinXP.shtml
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Lac3y,

That's the one, but it's blue and I really want it in black. I can't seem to be able to change the colours in the display properties.
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:15 AM   #4
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Windows Blinds..
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yea i got a theme that looked alot like vista using window blinds. it has an annoying pop-up at startup but u might even be able 2 disable that using msconfig. so yea i would get window blinds o.o
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:37 AM   #6
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i HATE windows blinds, everytime ive used it its messed up my comp somehow so i just stay well away from it now, isnt there some other way to load themes?

EDIT: nvm just downloaded the theme from the link and u dont need windows blinds to load it yayyy now if i can only find a cool background
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right now i am just using a pic of virginia tech's admin building, i'll post it when i get home
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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I take it I can't change the Royale theme to black then?? So does anybody know where I get the black version from????
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:12 PM   #9
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that would be wiked. surely someone can sort one out....
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:07 PM   #10
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I've seen a picture of it posted on here somewhere, but I can't find it now.


So I know it's out there somewhere!!!
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STYLEXP i like it, pay the $20 and get full version, but they have boot screens, visual styles (like above) logins, its AWESOME
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:17 PM   #12
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i can install any theme now without a program!!! google sure does pay off. not sure if i can post it on here, dont think its illegal though
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dude1234, post it...NOW
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:36 PM   #14
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Yeah let us in on it..I hate using blinds dont have it no more makes me feel like its slowing my comp down which it proooly is...along with obhject dock its just going to lag my comp...POST IT!!
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this is what i did to get a cool VIsta looking comp,

1 download windows blinds free version
2 go to deviantart.com and find the window blinds themes there are a bunch of Vista ones
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:33 PM   #16
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That's what I do: Get Win Vista lol

I had it, but the thing would freeze on me each time I browsed the net I should give it another try...

And, no reset button...Ih ave to power off the whole thing.
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Ok, I just downoaded the Windows Royale Longhorne Black visual style. I now have the theme file, a windows visual style file and the shellstyle.dll. Does anybody know where I place these in Windows to enable it???

I did download the trial version of styleXP, but if I can install it myself that would be better. I only want this one theme and I'm not interested in changing boot screens.
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ok i know how to use theme files without a program... wont work if its not exe. you just need the theme file. you need to download a modified system file called "uxtheme". you place the modded one in the system32 folder and keep the original one as a backup. you then place the themes you want to use in the resources folder in windows. then go to display properties and apperance and buttons and it will be under there (all your downloaded themes). a pc reboot may be required. heres a pic of it in action.....
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Thanks dude1234 I just downloaded a copy of the uxtheme patch from softpedia so I'll give that a go.

If you don't hear from me for a while you'll know I knackered something in the process lol!
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you now need to search for some theme files. limewire and google should help
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