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under the key [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager]

add DllName as a REG_EXPAND_SZ type with

%SystemRoot%\Resources\themes\*****\*****.msstyles

replace ***** with your preference

all this does is to change the titlebar to your msstyles visualstyle

still get the xp logos.. only use it if you use classic style logon

also check the ColorStyle=NormalColor

open display properties\appearance and see whats listed

under the color scheme listbox

did you not get a theme file with the msstyles your using

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try changing this %ResourceDir% variable.. ive only seen it in the luna.theme file ..mind you it works in my theme on an install.. basically i copied the luna.theme renamed it and edited it.. maybe yours needs something else ..which msstyle you using and ill grab it

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

edit :: i only get the win2k style when i forget to copy the patched uxtheme.dll into a new i386 folder

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I've actually tried quite a few and am getting the same problem with all of them.

Could you please paste the contents of one of you working .theme files? I'll try to diagnose the difference.

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; Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1995-2001

[Theme]
DisplayName=@themeui.dll,-2017

; My Computer
[CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe,0

; My Documents
[CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\mydocs.dll,0

; My Network Places
[CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,17

; Recycle Bin
[CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
full=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,32
empty=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,31




[Control Panel\Cursors]
Arrow=
Help=
AppStarting=
Wait=
NWPen=
No=
SizeNS=
SizeWE=
Crosshair=
IBeam=
SizeNWSE=
SizeNESW=
SizeAll=
UpArrow=
DefaultValue=Windows default
DefaultValue.MUI=@themeui.dll,-2043

[Control Panel\Desktop]
Wallpaper=%WinDir%\Web\Wallpaper\Cyberfield.jpg
Wallpaper.MUI=@themeui.dll,-2036
TileWallpaper=0
WallpaperStyle=2
Pattern=
ScreenSaveActive=0



[VisualStyles]
Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Cbfield\Cbfield.msstyles
ColorStyle=NormalColor
Size=NormalSize


[boot]
SCRNSAVE.EXE=


[MasterThemeSelector]
MTSM=DABJDKT
ThemeColorBPP=8

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Nope. For some reason i'm still having problems.

After directly copying and pasting your .theme file, and changing the paths to relate to my .msstyle, it still doesnt work.

Below is an image of what the display properties dialog shows.

And as i said in a previous post, when i apply the theme, it just loads Windows Classic.

post-70-1066312839_thumb.jpg

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Thats for a stardock program (i forget the name) that lets you download theme suites or WinStyles. Each WinStyle includes wallpaper, themes, icons, cursors .. the whole shebang. So no need for different programs, the one programs does everything.

Oh by the way, could you give me a link to your .theme and .msstyles please? If i can get any theme working thats different than Windows' Luna, i'll be happy :)

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i saved out a theme file from display properties

; Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1995-2001

[Theme]

; My Computer
[CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe,0

; My Documents
[CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\mydocs.dll,0

; My Network Places
[CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,17

; Recycle Bin
[CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
full=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,32
empty=%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\shell32.dll,31



[Control Panel\Colors]
ActiveTitle=68 94 111
Background=68 94 111
Hilight=68 94 111
HilightText=255 255 255
TitleText=255 255 255
Window=255 255 255
WindowText=0 0 0
Scrollbar=212 208 200
InactiveTitle=157 172 189
Menu=229 229 229
WindowFrame=0 0 0
MenuText=0 0 0
ActiveBorder=212 208 200
InactiveBorder=212 208 200
AppWorkspace=128 128 128
ButtonFace=229 229 229
ButtonShadow=117 149 170
GrayText=172 168 153
ButtonText=0 0 0
InactiveTitleText=255 255 255
ButtonHilight=255 255 255
ButtonDkShadow=113 111 100
ButtonLight=241 239 226
InfoText=0 0 0
InfoWindow=255 255 225
GradientActiveTitle=157 172 189
GradientInactiveTitle=157 172 189
ButtonAlternateFace=181 181 181
HotTrackingColor=0 128 0
MenuHilight=68 94 111
MenuBar=229 229 229


[Control Panel\Cursors]
Arrow=
Help=
AppStarting=
Wait=
NWPen=
No=
SizeNS=
SizeWE=
Crosshair=
IBeam=
SizeNWSE=
SizeNESW=
SizeAll=
UpArrow=
DefaultValue=Windows default
Link=

[Control Panel\Desktop]
Wallpaper=%WinDir%Web\Wallpaper\Cyberfield.jpg
TileWallpaper=0
WallpaperStyle=2
Pattern=
ScreenSaveActive=0

[Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]

[Metrics]
IconMetrics=76 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
NonclientMetrics=84 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 243 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 97 104 111 109 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

[boot]
SCRNSAVE.EXE=


[MasterThemeSelector]
MTSM=DABJDKT
ThemeColorBPP=4


[VisualStyles]
Path=%WinDir%Resources\themes\Cbfield\Cbfield.msstyles
ColorStyle=NormalColor
Size=NormalSize
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Ding.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\AppGPFault\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Close\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceConnect\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Hardware Insert.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceDisconnect\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Hardware Remove.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceFail\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Hardware Fail.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\LowBatteryAlarm\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Battery Low.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Notify.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Maximize\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuCommand\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuPopup\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Minimize\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Open\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\PrintComplete\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreDown\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreUp\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RingIn\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Ringout\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Error.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Exclamation.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExit\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Shutdown.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Critical Stop.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemNotification\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Balloon.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemQuestion\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemStart\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Startup.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemStartMenu\.Current]
DefaultValue=
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Logon Sound.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\EmptyRecycleBin\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Recycle.wav
[AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating\.Current]
DefaultValue=%WinDir%media\Windows XP Start.wav

hmmmm lots of metrics stuff and the ThemeColorBPP has changed to 4 rather than 8.. also noticed my preview window says windows xp modified rather than my theme name

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Ack. I'm attempting to write a guide to customize the windows interface with new themes/logos etc, but how can i write a guide if i cant get them working myself?

Has anyone else out there encountered my problems? Or am i suffering from some sort of mental disability that disallows me to do simple tasks ...

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I'm trying to uninstall that WinStyles program, but the uninstaller cant find the INSTALL.LOG, so im stuck. I e-mailed support at stardock, to get them to send it to me or something. When i get rid of it, ill give it another go, and tell you what happens.

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