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what i could do wrong(Windows XP Pro :nLite 1.21 final):I integrated themes, finished making CD, i made ISO,burned CD.Everything is good but themes , it was installed with classic theme instead of modern one i chose.I checked out services and found that service THEMES didnt run though it was set to automatic.Any ideas what i did wrong?

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Do you have to have the patched theme dll to run the themes?

I just did that too, my theme doesnt even appear under the appearance tab. I had the patched uxtheme.dll copied over to system 32, via the $$\system32 option, but it gave me a warning saying that some windows files were being replaced, and it wanted to re install the ones from the cd. Is there a way to patch the uxtheme during setup instead of copying it over?

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I used uxtheme patch in patch section of nLite and i also disabled file protection as it is recomended if u enable uxtheme patch.

I think it is nLite bug.(nLite 1.2.1)

Anyone else has same problem?

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I know the solution of this . Perhaps it is nlite bug but i recommand you you use $oem$ folder to resolve this problem.

Copy Uxtheme.dll file from i386 folder after complating nlite program.

Note: you have to enable uxtheme patch in nlite and dos't create an iso.

And oem preinstlled to enable from user input sction.

Now copy this fil in this folder as below i type.

$oem$\$$\system32\uxtheme.dll

and now place $oem$ folder parallel to i386

Will it work if so then reply me.

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check winnt.sif file for this:

[Shell] 
DefaultStartPanelOff = No
CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\xxx.theme"

i might be wrong but something tells me that nlite misses the 1st entry under [shell].

don't know for sure because i use another method to integrate my own theme.

why? because nlite couldn't copy my wallpaper which is a part of my theme.

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hi ast, well i did tell you i would let you know huh!

the solution is in the themes directotie that nlite makes : nlvst in I386.

the themes and styles are not cab't right.

when i extract them the filenames are cut off.

so windows dont recognize them as themes.

thats the proplem!

so just cab them by hand and replace them.

thats all there is!

i did it that way and now it works like a charm!

bye bye

damian666

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Thnx for the info damian666 :)

Can u tell more?How shall i Cab them?All in one or one by one(theme by theme).Do i need to rename Cab file after that and when i shall do it before i add themes to nLite or after it but before making ISO?

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hi ast, well you have to recab them before you make your iso.

and when you look in the folder you see that everything is cab't one by one.

so you cab your theme, then your visual style and maybe your shellstyle, but all seperated!

then you must make sure that you name them exacly the same!!!

thats important because setup will try to search for that file.

and then just replace the wrong files with your own cab't files.

that is it.

glad i could help. :thumbup

damian666

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I checked my WINNT.SIF and found this line:

[Shell]
CustomDefaultThemeFile="%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\My Theme (nL).theme"

This causes my Visual Style not appear in Appearance tab of Display Properties.

FYI, I only integrate the .msstyles instead of .theme and selected as default.

I think the solution is to define the theme first and save it as .theme file and select it as the default theme. Don't select an .msstyles file as your default theme.

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