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Alternative to Style XP?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Greenlizard0, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. Greenlizard0

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    As title? I preferably want a free one if it exists! :)
     
  2. stig

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    Styler 1.4 best piece of software on earth , no spyware no crap , no need to even install i dont think!
     
  3. 68CF1E77F

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    I use a custom version of the Royale theme (black) without any nasty third party apps :) . Why not just patch the uxtheme.dll and not have to bother wasting precious resources running third party apps to use themes?
     
  4. stig

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    patching the UXtheme.dll doesent work on all versions of windows , doesent work on mine anyway :(
     
  5. james.miller

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  6. King_Boru

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    I just installed that. Nice looking. Could you link where you can download different styles as I cant find one.
     
  7. james.miller

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    you can use any theme you would with style xp or a hacked dll. deviantART has loads of quality themes you can use:)

    edit: actually, xpize + styler = winnOr
     
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  8. nade

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    Yeah i could never get the uxtheme patch to work, so i managed to find a "Universal Theme Patcher" which you can get from here: http://www.aqua-soft.org/board/showthread.php?t=30500

    Just downloaded it, double clicked it and it worked first time for me :D

    Edit:OK, sorry, just spotted you said it didn't work on your version of windows? This universal patcher will work on 32bit versions of XP, but not on 64bit versions.
     
  9. Eliot

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    help i installed xpize and styler, i hate them both.
    Ive got rid of xpize but it removed my start bar theme, it is a offical but i cant remember what its called, i was form the micrsoft site, also i cant remove styler as i see no option too
     
  10. james.miller

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    whats wrong with them? lol. i dont know anybody who prefers the old crap icons lol.

    as for removing styler, have you looked at the add/remove programs list? its on mine...
     
  11. Eliot

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    lol i just hate the boot up screen and the new log on screen, i dont like change very much lol, its all gone now, i had a bit of a blonde moment and didnt check the add/remove. what i HATE most is the stansard windows xp start bar which has decided to make a reappearance at the cost of removing my old one which was similar but blend together and was more shiny/futuristic, now i cant remember what it was called tho, heres the start bar i used to have
     
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  12. Luke284

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    ive just installed xpize. it looks sweet. just one question, whats that manifest tab do in the settings?
     
  13. Greenlizard0

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    ugh, xpize has serious crash issues with my machine!!

    Are there any others out there?
     
  14. james.miller

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    apparently it makes old apps 'xp-style aware'. whatever that means lol. Probably means you cna skin them.
     
  15. Iceberg2

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    Use windowsblinds, samurize and object dock. Best combination ever
     
  16. DanMc07

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    He said free so...

    I like using LiteStep but its not for everbody...
     
  17. bigmouse64

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    Agreed.
     
  18. bledd

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    you're using a duff patcher then, the version 5 multi patcher works with all xp/2003/64bit os's

    i just use nlite to patch it before installing windows, also works with all versions



    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40772637/
    ^nicest style there is imo, either that or google for 'b0se'
     
  19. Greenlizard0

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    Lol dirty thread revivers ;)
     
  20. bledd

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    /points the blame at bigmouse64! :(