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I have renamed uxtheme.dll into uxtheme.old. to download third party themes and after restarting the files explorer.exe is not opening and taskmanager is also not opening

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  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom May 11, 2010

    Taskmanager not being able to open is a good sign of a virus/trojan. But, not a definate sign.

    Uxtheme.dll was designed to protect you from virus/trojan attacks by blocking non digitally signed themes. Check around your computer and see if other items are not functioning.

    For safty and/or recovery...

    Scan your system with your virus software, and trojan/spyware software like AD-AWARE and SPYBOT, which are both free. I recommend installing and using both. These programs have to be started, they don't run in the background.

    Note: When installing SPYBOT, UNcheck TeaTimer. It's a great feature, but technically over some peoples head and can be annoying.

    Download SPYBOT here

    Download AD-AWARE here




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I was able to download this zip file about a xp theme and i was able to unzip it already, but there's no executable file to istall my new theme. please help me.. thanks,...


Prepare Your Computer
  1. Because Micro$oft wants you buy everything from them, Windows XP wants theme files to be digitally signed. If they aren't then XP won't let you use the themes. You must first patch your uxthemes.dll file in your C:\Windows\System32 directory. This can be easily done using the Uxthemes Patch which you can download here. The patch supports Windows XP, SP1, SP2, XP 64 bit and Windows Server 2003. Run the patch, it will "fix" your uxtheme.dll file so you can use 3rd party visual styles. Disregard any warnings about files being changed, that is what we want to do. After you run the patch reboot your computer. Note: We recommend you create a restore point before running the patch just for good measure. We did not author this file we have used it our selves with no problems, use it at your own risk.
Install the XP Theme Files
  1. Themes are usually downloaded as a .zip file which must first be scanned using a virus scanning program, then unzipped to a temporary folder you can create on your desktop. Inside that folder you will most likely find a wallpaper image, .msstyles file, a .theme file and possibly a font file. it all depends on what the author has chosen to include in their theme package.

  2. If your theme package contains one or more font files (.ttf) copy them to your C:\Windows\Fonts\ folder.

  3. You may also find one or more .theme files (like axis.theme. Copy it/them to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder. You will see a folder called Luna already in there, leave that alone, it is your existing Micro$oft XP Theme.

  4. Locate the .msstyles file, create a folder in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder, I usually name it what the .msstyles file is named (like axis.msstyles so the folder would be axis).

  5. If you find a file called ShellStyle.dll, create a folder called Shell inside the first folder you created. Create another folder inside that called NormalColor. Copy ShellStyle.dll into the NormalColor folder.

  6. Most of the time you will unzip the file and everything will be properly ordered and only need to be copied to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder.

  7. To install the wallpaper copy the wallpaper image file to your My Pictures folder.

How to Use the XP Theme
  1. While in your My Pictures folder that contains your wallpaper, click on the wallpaper file once to highlight it. In the menu on the left side of the window you will see at the top Picture Tasks. Click on Set as desktop background. You should see the wallpaper on your desktop.

  2. If the wallpaper needs to be stretched to fill the screen close the My Pictures window. Right click on the desktop, select Properties. The Display Properties window comes up, choose the Desktop tab. Your wallpaper should be highlighted in the list, using the Position box choose if you want it Tiled, Centered or Stretched.

  3. While in Display Properties if your theme had a .theme file select the Themes tab and select your theme from the list. If your theme only had a .msstyles file go to the Appearance tab and select your theme from the Windows and Buttons list.

  4. After you are done making your choices you can go to the Themes tab and save your theme by clicking Save As..., and then name it something.

  5. That's all there is to it and all without buying any programs.

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Download the uxtheme.dll file here
Restart the computer in SAFE-mode, and paste the file into C:\WINDOWS\System32

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How to install vista themes in vista basic


First of all download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
And follow these steps to install:
Step 1: How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper).
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot (yes, this is really required)

Step 2:
Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from our free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme! and for more info contact http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz

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Hi there! Here's a solution to your problem. If you're using Vista WITHOUT SP1, Step 1: Download the UxTheme Patch from here. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UxTheme-Patcher-for-Windows-Vista.shtml If you're using Vista WITH SP1, Step 1: Download the UxTheme Patch from here. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UxTheme-Patch-for-Windows-Vista-SP1.shtml Step 2: Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper). Step 3: Navigate to %systemroot%\System32 Step 4: Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties. Step 5: Take ownership of the file and close dialogs. Step 6: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll Step 7: Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties. Step 8: Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs. Step 9: Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll. Step 10: Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old. Step 11: Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old. Step 12: Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old. Step 13: Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32 Step 14: Reboot After you have applied the patch, you can copy the theme into your Windows/Resources/Themes folder!

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Method 1
Remove and reinstall the printer driver. 

If you are using a third-party driver provided by your printer manufacturer instead of a driver included with Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), follow the instructions provided by your printer manufacturer to remove and then reinstall your printer driver. 
*Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.
*On the Install/Uninstall tab, click the item listed for your printer (if the item is displayed in the list), and then click Add/Remove.
*Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
*Right-click the printer, and then click Delete.
*Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next. 
*Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard to install the printer driver.
*Repeat steps 1 through 7 to remove and reinstall all printers in your Printers folder.
NOTE: You may want to install the most current printer driver available for your printer. To obtain the latest printer drivers, contact your printer manufacturer. 

For information about how to contact your printer manufacturer, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Method 2
Extract the original Iepeers.dll file from the Windows Me CD-ROM, and then replace the Iepeers.dll file on your hard disk. 

NOTE: Do not use this method if you have installed Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Internet Tools. The Iepeers.dll file included in Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 is a later version of the file than the version that is on the Windows Me CD-ROM. To determine which version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer, start Internet Explorer, and then click About Internet Explorer on the Help menu. If "SP1" appears in the Update Versions line, this means that Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 and Internet Tools are installed, and you have the latest version of Iepeers.dll file for Internet Explorer 5.5. 
Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
In the Search for files or folders named box, type iepeers.dll.
In the Look In box, click Local Hard Drives, and then click Search Now. 
In the Search Results list, right-click Iepeers.dll, and then click Rename.
Type iepeers.old, and then press ENTER.
Insert your Windows Me CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Press and hold down the SHIFT key as you insert the CD-ROM to prevent it from starting automatically.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Extract File.
In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type iepeers.dll, and then click Start.
In the Restore from box, click Browse, and then browse to the x:\win9x folder (where x is your CD-ROM drive), and then click OK.
In the Save file in box, click Browse, browse to your x\Windows\System folder (where x is the drive on which Windows Me is installed), and then click OK.
Click OK to extract the file.
Click OK in response to the The file has been successfully extracted message, and then click OK to close the System Configuration Utility dialog box. 
Register the Iepeers.dll file:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regsvr32 iepeers.dll, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.
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Method 3
Specify different spool settings for the printer. To do this, follow these steps: 
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
Right-click the printer, and then click Properties.
On the Details tab, click Spool Settings.
Click Start print job so program finishes printing faster, click Start printing after last page is spooled, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.
Start Internet Explorer, and then attempt to print a Web page.
If this does not resolve the issue, repeat steps 1 through step 3, click Print directly to the printer, and then click OK.
Restart your computer

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Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper).
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot

Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it!

Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from a free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

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Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials already.
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot the computer.
Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it.
Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Theme and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

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I want vista theme


Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials already.
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot (yes, this is really required)

Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it

Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from a free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

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