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Tips to install Vista Themes and visual styles

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To install and activate Vista Themes and Visual Styles on Windows Vista operating system you will need to install one of thoese patches:
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UxTheme patch installation

If you choose to use UxTheme follow these steaps:
The installation process of UxTheme patch it`s a little bit difficult, but I will try to explain step by step:
  1. You need to login as Administrator
  2. Go to : %systemroot%\System32
  3. On uxtheme.dll right click and than Properties
  4. Uncheck ownership of the file and close the dialog box
  5. Follow step 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
  6. On uxtheme.dll right click and than Properties
  7. Assign Full Control permissions and close dialogs
  8. Follow step 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
  9. Change extension (from .dll to .old) for these 3 files: uxtheme.dll ; themeui.dll ; shsvcs.dll  (example : uxtheme.dll will become --> uxtheme.old )
  10. Copy-Paste the parched files into : %systemroot%\System32
  11. Restart your computer (to see the changes)
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VistaGlazz

With VistaGlazz, all you have to do is to run it, it will do the job for u (you don't need to follow those boring steps presented on UxTheme ;))
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After you have installed one of these 2 patches you will need to:

  • Look after some nice windows vista themes on our vista theme website, and download theme to Windows/Resources/Themes.
  • Right click on desktop here look after Personalize. It will pop-up a new page, here click on Theme and choose you preferred Vista Theme

That's all. Enjoy!
 

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