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 Post subject: Style XP Substitute?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:01 pm 
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Somewhere a while ago i recall someone showing an alternative to Style XP so im wonderin if anyone has it cuz i cant find the link anymore. That alternative was Free by the way. Thats why i needs it


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Windows Blinds? There's a Version 4.5 Shareware, so it's free.

Here's some screenshots


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Chumly wrote:
Windows Blinds? There's a Version 4.5 Shareware, so it's free.

Here's some screenshots


Is that like StyleXp?


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Have you tried hacking the uxtheme dll? It allows you install themes that are not Microsoft approved. Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?

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What is Samurize?
Samurize is the popular advanced system monitoring and desktop enhancement engine for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003. IT professionals, overclockers, gamers and desktop modders alike use Samurize for system information, weather reports, news headlines and much much more. And best of all, Samurize is 100% free!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:35 am 
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Computerslayer wrote:
Have you tried hacking the uxtheme dll? It allows you install themes that are not Microsoft approved. Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?

Peace,
Jacob


naw i dont wanna use non-ms approved because normally that means "fucks up windows" lol

if it were linux, id sure as hell get it because i could see everything and see if theres a meanie code or not.

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What is Samurize?
Samurize is the popular advanced system monitoring and desktop enhancement engine for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003. IT professionals, overclockers, gamers and desktop modders alike use Samurize for system information, weather reports, news headlines and much much more. And best of all, Samurize is 100% free!


Im tryin it out now :D thanks yo



EDIT: Naw, that isnt what im lookin fer, im lookin for something that changes my themes on XP


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:00 pm 
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Try out the program I linked to. Not only does it install a hacked version of uxtheme.dll, it backs up the original uxtheme.dll file so that if you find problems, you can simply run the program again and restore the orginal. I've used the hack and installed non-Microsoft themes. Give it a go, find some themes you like (same website) and see what happens.

Microsoft originally intended the themes to be something they provided. But as you can tell, they decided that it wasn't lucrative, so they didn't provide for many alternate themes (aside from the Plus! pack for Windows XP). You can buy good programs like (Stardock, but this is one of the ways that you can get themes free and without adding on a program to suck up CPU cycles.

Plus, if it does cause problems (really, it won't...), you've got tens (hundreds?) of guys who are here willing to help! :)

Jacob

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A good place, by the way, to go for themes is ThemeXP. Check it out, whatever hack/program you decide to use.

Also, it seems that the UXtheme Multi-Patcher has been updated recently. Check out this link for the latest version.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:20 pm 
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u need styleXP to use ThemeXP which is what im tryin to get around lol!
Thanks for that info tho, but i guess Windo'hs is too.... dot dot dot... to let me design my own themes without paying. So ill just mess with some softwares yall show me :D tyvm


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