UxTheme Patch for Windows 7
Since they can modify several key areas of the system, Microsoft has restricted the usage of third-party themes that are not digitally signed. However, there is a workaround that can allow you to give a better look to your Windows OS.
UxTheme Patch for Windows 7 is what you need to remove the above mentioned restriction and unlock a functionality that permits you to use system themes that even you can create. The package includes all the files you need for the operation, but please note that there is no installer.
Create backups before removing the Windows restriction
The components included in the archive should replace the similar system files in order to allow you to enjoy the full customization of the entire operating system interface. It is highly advisable to create backup copies of the original files because if something happens to go wrong, the system cannot re-create the initial components.
No setup included in the package
The three DLL files you will find in the downloaded package need no configuration, no supplementary dependencies, just copy them in the System32 folder. Prior to this, though, you should be logged in with Administrator privileges and take ownership of the target files and assign to you 'Full Control' permissions.
All in all, this OS enhancement can prove really useful for anyone who wishes to unveil a side of Windows 7 that is normally hidden from view. With UxTheme Patch for Windows 7 it takes a couple of minutes and a restart to be able to fully customize the appearance of your operating system.
Reviewed by Olivian Puha, last updated on July 25th, 2014
Application descriptionThe theme manager (implemented in Uxtheme.dll), introduced back in Windows Codename: Whistler days, is responsible for...