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    This is a short tutorial to show you how to install a custom theme in Windows.
    - This tutorial should help at answering questions like;
    'How do I install a new theme?', or 'What do I do with this theme folder I downloaded?'.
    - In this video we will show you about 5 easy steps to get ya started customizing in Windows 7.




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    Once the video starts, click on the Gear Gear_40x40.png icon to select the '720p HD' setting.



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    1 ) ... First thing you may need to know is System files must 1st be patched that enable you to run custom (un-signed) themes.
    By default, Windows does not allow 3rd party themes to be installed and run because of a certificate protection system built into the uxtheme.dll file.
    So we need to "Patch" our system files and bypass the certificate verification to be able to run custom themes..

    - To enable custom themes, I suggest using our 'Theme Xtreme Starter Kit' by ~ @gsw953:
    The Starter Kit will patch the necessary 3 files for a 32bit System,
    or the necessary 5 files if you have a 64 bit System.
    The Starter Kit will perform a total of 5 task's to get you up & running custom themes in no time at all.
    - Theme Xtreme Starter Kit can be downloaded [HERE].




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    2 ) ... Next, open the folder you downloaded and
    if you see a Fonts folder inside the parent folder you will need to install the fonts 1st.
    If the Font folder is inside the theme folder you do not have to do anything. (These are installed when the theme is running.)
    The following are 2 ways to install fonts in Windows.

    A- Right click the font file and select 'Install'.
    B-Copy the font file to %System%/Windows/Fonts folder and Windows will install them for you. (System root is normally drive C)



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    3 ) ... Copy or move the following 2 items.
    The Theme folder, and the theme file with the extension of '.theme' have to be here:
    %System%/Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
    System root is normally drive C, so again copy them to C/Windows/Resources/Themes folder.


    Attention
    If both of these items are in one parent folder the theme will not install.
    For example. In my video I have demonstrated the install of 'Razer Green' by TheBull.
    And the 2 items I copy to the 'C/Windows/Resources/Themes' folder are:
    '
    Razer Green ' folder, and the ' Razer Green.theme ' file.




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    4 ) ... And finally, you can start running your custom theme.
    The following are 3 ways to start themes in Windows.
    A - Navigate to Control Panel>Personalization and select your custom theme under the header "Installed Themes'
    and simply click on it and Windows will do it's magic.
    B - Right click your desktop, select Personalize, and select your custom theme under the header "Installed Themes' and simply click on it.
    C - Or you can click on the .theme file that came with the theme and it will also install your new theme automatically..

    Tip
    Like to mention a couple of tips while we are in personalization.
    When you 1st click on your new theme it will not appear in the top section of 'My Themes'.
    But as soon as you add any customizations like a screen saver, or wallpaper slide show, etc.,
    your new theme will appear in the My Themes section with a name of 'Unsaved Theme'.
    This is when you can right click on it and give it any name you like.




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    5 ) ... Some custom themes have included a custom .exe installer that
    will automatically place the theme folder & file in the proper Windows folder for you.
    Some installers will even install/start the theme for you.
    If you trust the designer and the location where you downloaded it from, you just simply right click on the .exe and select Run as Administrator.
    If the theme is not running you will still have to open the Personalization applet and select the new theme from there.




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    - Windows 7 theme 'Razer Green' by TheBull in the video, is [HERE] at MegaThemer.
    - Theme Xtreme Starter Kit by gsw953 is [HERE] at MegaThemer.
    - System icons in the video are 'Quadrates Extended 'DARK' by HammerJack [HERE] at MegaThemer.
    - iTouch for the cool ripple effect around the cursor used in the video is [HERE] at MegaThemer.
    - Black Glass enhanced by ~ curiouso9 (used in the video) is at deviantart [HERE].
    - Thanks to beagleman for the suggestion to make this tutorial..
    Last edited by HammerJack; 05-03-2015, 12:14.


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  • #2
    Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

    Thanks Jack Awesome Brother


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      Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

      Great Video Tutorial. Simple and to the point. This should help anyone new to customizing there desktop .


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        Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

        Great Tutorial Jack!!!!!! This should help alot of peoples :good2:You are a great guy :give_rose: Thank you :kiss:



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          Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

          thx jack for the info


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          • #6
            Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

            Thank you so much for the great tuto Jack! I'm sure this kind of tuto is great to guide the lots of new members.


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            • #7
              Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

              Great tutorial and thread,this will be useful for new members.Thanks Jack.

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              • #8
                Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                Thank you very much for the guidance. Now I scramble a little way forward!!:good2:

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                • #9
                  Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                  Great Tut Jack, outstanding work

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                    Like always clear and clean presentation...this will be very useful for our new members thanks for your input Jack.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                      Very informative video and useful for new users but thank god I already know how to do it :LOL1:
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                        Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                        Now watching.....

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                          Great Video Tutorial. Thanks for making it

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                            Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                            great tutorial thank you

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                              Re: How to add a theme to your system on windows 7...

                              Great Tutorial
                              Last edited by uncle marci; 20-07-2014, 14:15.


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