How to patch windows 7 for 3rd party themes

Universal Theme Patcher

Alternatively, you can download the Universal Theme Patcher created by deepxwthat works with Windows XP SP2 SP3/2003/2008/Vista SP1 SP2/Windows 7, 32bit(x86)/64bit(x64). This won’t create another background process, instead it will patch your files.

This patcher will automatically patch the following files on Windows 7: uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll
Universal Theme  Patcher
In order to patch the files, you will to run this with administrator privileges. To provide admin rights, right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator”:
run as  administrator theme patcher
The tool will automatically create a backup of the file, so it’s totally safe, because you can always restore the original file:
theme patcher backup  file

Universal Theme  Patcher
In order to patch the files, you will have to run this with administrator privileges. To provide admin rights, right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator”:
run as  administrator theme patcher
The tool will automatically create a backup of the file, so it’s totally safe, because you can always restore the original file:
theme patcher backup  file
One last step: To install 3rd party themes, you have to copy the complete folder toC:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Theme Resource Changer Instructions

Theme Resource changer eliminates having to edit dll or exe files to replace the images in your explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll
and your shell32.dll.

1) To use the Theme resource changer download and run the Theme Resource Changer.exe x86 or x64 depending on what operating system you are using.

2. After installation it will automatically restart explorer and you are set you only have to apply this just the one time and it will work for any theme that you setup to use it with.

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