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Hi :hello:

I have two questions, if I may..

1) How can I set it (prefereably in my regtweaks.reg file) to change the Windows default theme from the default blue to the Silver one? Just the Appearance one.

2) Also would like to change the default wallpaper for Windows from the default bliss.bmp to something I'd rather use... .bmp ;)

I have this set as a possibility:

In Regtweaks.reg I put this command in:

;Set the default wallpaper

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"Wallpaper"="C:\\WINDOWS\\web\\wallpaper\\myxp.bmp"

"WallpaperStyle"="2"

"TileWallpaper"="0"

And I put my myxp.bmp here: \$OEM$\$$\Web\Wallpaper\myxp.bmp

Does that look correct? Because something seems off about it.

Thank you :)

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wallpaper looks correct, if you import prior to the user loging on (CMDLINES.TXT) or prior the desktop loading (RunOnceEX)

As for teh theme....

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ThemesManager]
ColorName="Metallic"

Should probally do ya. Same rules as above for when to import.

Edited by Alanoll
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Awesome! Thank you! I'm running it using cmdlines.txt :)

One other question that just crept up if I may...

What would be the best way to silently run a .vbs script? In other words, I want it to run with my start.cmd but don't know of any tags to make it run silently w/o any prompts. Unless, of course, someone knows a way to add TweakUI to the Control Panel using the registry?

Much obliged and thank you again for your time :)

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I thought VBS scripts naturally run silently without any prompts, unless they're programmed in.... i could be wrong...

You are most likely correct. I will make an iso of my image and install it into virtual pc and let you know how it goes :)

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Well... the registry entry for the theme didn't work. I did notice the path wasn't correct, but even after being corrected it didn't work. I'm going to try ]Bonkers[ method next.

Where does one put their .vbs file to have it load into windows? I put it in $OEM$ because that's where cmdlines.txt resides, but the .vbs didn't load. Hmm... I'm doing something wrong for sure. Back to the drawing board I go. Cheers :)

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Unless, of course, someone knows a way to add TweakUI to the Control Panel using the registry?

TweakUI in the control panel:

;Show TweakUI at Control Panel
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}]
@="TweakUI"
"InfoTip"="Start TweakUI for advanced settings in Windows"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\DefaultIcon]
@="%SystemRoot%\\\\System32\\\\tweakui.exe,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\Shell\Open\command]
@="tweakui.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:00000030

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D14ED2E1-C75B-443c-BD7C-FC03B2F08C17}]
@="TweakUI in the ControlPanel"

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Sweet! Thank you, guys! That all worked real well. I found ]Bonkers[ method for the windows theme to work quite nicely, and ToBe's reg entry is just what I needed :) I must admit, Alanoll's reg modification should've worked. Not exactly sure why it didn't.

Now I'm gonna work on some of the harder apps to silently install and deleting default wallpapers and icons before/during the install.

Doh! Almost forgot... where should a person put a .vbs file to have it run silently or should I add its entry in my start.cmd file?

Thanks again! :thumbup

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Hi there,

Just change the "LUNA.TH_ in I386

1. Unpack the file

2. Change the VisualStyles entry like belowe

[VisualStyles]

Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\luna\luna.msstyles

ColorStyle=Metallic

Size=NormalSize

3. Repack the file using the build in windows cab creator, or use my attached file

It works for me

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