Install & Use 3rd Party Themes in Windows XP/Vista/7

We all use different 3rd party themes in our Windows operating system in order to change the look of our Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. But Windows doesn't allow 3rd party themes to be used perfectly by default and you'll need to patch following 3 Windows system files to able to use 3rd party themes in Windows XP, Vista or 7
* uxtheme.dll
* themeui.dll
* themeservice.dll
All these 3 files are stored in "%windir%\System32" folder. Manually patching these files is a risky and time consuming task, so we are sharing a small utility which can help you in patching these files easily and quickly.

"Universal Theme Patcher" is an excellent UxTheme Patcher which supports Windows XP SP2/SP3, Server 2003, Vista SP1/SP2, Server 2008 and Windows 7. It can be used in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) systems.
You can download it using following links:

How To Install 3rd Party Themes Easily: Total Procedure:
1. You just need to run its EXE file and it'll ask you to select the language:

2. Click on OK button and it'll detect the OS and condition of the system files. It'll show you the information and will ask you for confirmation:
3. Click on Yes button. Now you'll see the main interface of this tool. You just need to click on the "Patch" button given for each file:
4.Once you patch a file, the "Restore" button gets activated so that you can restore the default file in future:

5. Restart your system and you'll be able to use 3rd party themes in Windows 7 without any problem.
6. At last simply copy the .theme file and its theme folder to "%windir%\Resources\Themes" folder (where %windir% means "Windows" directory present in system drive where Windows 7 is installed. Most probably C: drive). Now double-click on .theme file and it'll apply the theme or you can apply it using Desktop Personalization window.

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You can download all the best Windows xp free themes from HERE
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Anonymous said...

thanks man!

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rahul said...

dude i got a themepack unable to install

Anonymous said...

g r e a t .... j o b .. d u d e
i like it

Anonymous said...

nice job dude, make it more simpler 2 install

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

dude the setup file is unable to install ..i jus changed the extension to .exe n wen i run that file it was unable to start the installation..wat can i do?

Anonymous said...

great job

Anonymous said...

Had to wade through 20 minutes of adverts to get the thing...not worth the hassle said...

Click the link in my site> Click @ Download> enter capcha & download start>>>> a 10 second process.
I dont understand what do you mean by 20 minute. Please stop browsing other site same time mate!!!!


I download theme files but there is not any .exe file for install.


Rashid Akhtar said...

I used your procedure but its not getting applied fully on the pc. Instead of the wallpaper it shows just black screen. and also the shell and explorer are not getting changed just the task bar is getting changed

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