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Windows 7+ Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria Windows 7+ Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria

UPDATE: New app has been coded from scratch and contains many improvements

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Windows 7+ Theme Installer is a freeware from door2windows which lets you easily install new 3rd party themes, apply & delete existing themes in Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1.

How To Use:

Run the app. On the first run, it will ask if you want to patch the UXTheme files. Patching is required if you want to use 3rd party themes. If you haven't already patched the files (or if you are not sure), click Yes. After some time Windows will automatically log off indicating the patching has been done. Login and run the app again.

To install new themes:
  1. Click the ... button after .theme and browse for the theme file.
  2. If the theme you want to install comes with replaceable system files, click the ... button after the name of the system files and browse for the system file. In Windows 7, instead of TwinUI.dll, options to change Explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll and OobeFldr.dll are available. The app will automatically make sure that the system file which you choose is of the correct Windows version and architecture.
  3. After you have selected the .theme file and the system files that you want to replace, click Install Theme & System Files.
  4. Windows Explorer will automatically restart and the theme and system files will be installed. Select the new theme in the list and click Apply Theme to apply the theme.
To restore the default system files just click Restore Default System Files.

To apply/delete existing themes, select any theme in the Installed Themes list and click Apply Theme/Delete Theme.
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FieryLoki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Is there a release for win 8.1?
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
It works on Windows 7 and above (Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)
heilnizar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Money got to you finally? What a shame!
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
:confused: I am sorry I don't understand what you mean.
Flo06 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Thanks for the 64bits update but why not a direct download link through DA ?
Eset antivirus say me the "Door2windows" download link is dangerous...
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
It's a false positive. I can assure you.

The download link contains step-by-step instructions with images (which aren't possible to add in the dA description)
austin0331 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
Is this a fool-proof program? I've attemped to install custom Explorerframe.dlls before manually and I ended up breaking it. Luckily through a restore, everything went okay. I promised myself after that not to touch anything delicate in the Sys32 folder. Can I rely on this program to not fuck up on me?

Also, I have this sitting in that folder, too:…

Is it safe to delete the backup?
I must've installed Quickframe to try change the arrows but never bothered to use it.

Great job on updating it, by the way. Sorry if I'm coming off nitpicky or snobby but the shit in these files are so delicate and I can't even trust myself to touch them, I need to make sure first if I'm going to use a program.
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
This app uses the best replacing component I have ever developed. You can always run sfc /scannow if anything goes wrong (check out my profile page for detailed troubleshooting).

If you have never used QuickFrame (and have the default arrows/buttons) then you can safely delete the .quickframebackup file. This app will automatically make a backup of all the system files it can replace on the first run.
austin0331 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Should I bother getting rid of the .quickframebackup? Will it conflict with your program? I have default arrows now but I'm unsure if I've ever used it or not, it was a while ago. Does sfc/scannow detect if something is wrong in the Sys32 folder?
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
No the .quickframebackup is completely harmless, it won't conflict. sfc /scannow restores all modified system files to default.

If you have the default arrows you can use the app without problems.
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