Unattended XPCD

Unsigned Visual Styles
Submitted by Unknown

The file UXtheme.dll is perhaps one of the most replaced files in Windows. It's purpose is to allow visual styles downloaded from such sites as ThemeXP.org to be used like the normal visual styles distributed with Windows. This will also allow you to avoid buying StyleXP which does the exact same thing as replacing UXtheme.dll will do.

If you do not wish to use nLite to hack your uxtheme.dll file, I have included prehacked and ready to go files to put on your CD/DVD. Look at the bottom of the page for links.

» Hacking the file

For this, and to avoid you having to find the UXtheme.dll file for your specific version of Windows, this page will walk you through it using nLite.

  • Start up nLite, and click next till you reach this screen:

    Unattended XPCD

    Deselect everything except Options.

  • Click next, and at the following screen click the Browse button and select your Windows Setup Source.

    Unattended XPCD

  • You should be presented with this screen, and uncheck everything to start with:

    Unattended XPCD

  • As we're dealing with UXtheme modification, check the following option.

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  • After checking the box, click the next button. Click Yes at the prompt to start the process. It should only take a moment.

  • Click Next, then Finish.

  • Congratulations. You've completed and your Windows Source is ready to install.

» Final Notes

As you may notice, there are many more options within nLite that you can use. In fact, you could do the TCP patch, the WFP patch, and the UXtheme patch all in one step. This guide just breaks it up.

» Prehacked Files

Select the version of your OS, and download the proper one. Replace the current file in your I386 folder with the one you download here. ALL are for use with an english version of windows.

Last updated 2005-12-24 20:09:14 by Unknown
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