Xp oem brand theme...help request

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by itsmerts, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

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    I have found tools here to set OEM BRAND THEMES in Win7, but I am looking to brand an ALREADY installed XP pc. I believe I have the themes (downloaded from here). I know how to add a custom .bmp on the properties page but I want to add backrounds, wallpaper, etc.

    I appreciate any input or advice.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #2 911medic, Sep 11, 2011
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    If you open the .Theme file with Wordpad found in the C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes, you will see this
    Some things need to be changed in the .msstyles file with resource hacker...what are you trying to do this for??

    You know you need a patched UXTheme.dll, right??
     
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  3. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

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    Thank you for your quick response.
    I have used the A7Toolkit found here on Win7 pc's and I am impressed with the whole OEM look and feel (Compared to a generic install).
    While I have created an XP OEM cd for future installs, I wanted to patch up some of my units that already have XP working fine. I have no reason to re-install XP at the moment.
    I am not familiar with "a patched UXTheme.dll". That being said...I will do some research and find out more.

    Thanks again, this is a most helpful and informative site.
     
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  5. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

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    Thank you

    Thanks for the help...much appreciated. Will download and start experimenting.