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 PostPost subject: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:23 pm 
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OK, so I'm obviously still using XP. :P Recently when I select the "Windows Classic" theme it looks like this:
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However, when I go to the Appearance tab and select Windows Standard or Classic or any other color scheme, things go back to normal. Another problem have is that when I try to switch to Windows XP's default (Luna) theme, the wallpaper doesn't change back to Bliss, but always stays the same as the current one in use.

Have any of you ever experienced such problems?
I tried looking for the alternative Windows Classic theme in XP, but found nothing. IMO, I think it looks quite cool, but I wonder if it's a real theme? The taskbar, the title bar, and the caption buttons look larger and the Start menu is white.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:27 pm 
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This happens when the theme engine is broken.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Go to services.msc and look is the Themes service enabled.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:44 pm 
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My Themes service is enabled; I think it's caused by the uxtheme patch I applied. I'm going to revert the changes.

Funny thing is I find that faux-Windows Classic theme quite good looking (it's sure looks fresher than the standard classic theme). Wish there was a way to create a custom theme from it. ;)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Wish there was a way to create a custom theme from it. ;)

Display Properties > Themes > Save As.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:15 pm 
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This happens when the theme engine is broken.

I tried fixing it with sfc / scannow, but it's still the same. 8-)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Try http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/62643 ... xthemedll/ or http://www.ehow.com/how_7195936_restore ... ll-xp.html :). Found this using Google to 'restore uxtheme.dll windows xp'.

The second website speaks about registering the DLL; did you try that?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Looks like the themes service isn't running,when i disable unnecessary services to speed up games the desktop goes like this.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:23 pm 
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That is the Luna theme when the Themes service is turned off. Try deleting the Luna resources.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Than wrote:
Try http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/62643 ... xthemedll/ or http://www.ehow.com/how_7195936_restore ... ll-xp.html :). Found this using Google to 'restore uxtheme.dll windows xp'.

The second website speaks about registering the DLL; did you try that?

Hi, there! The file is already restored and I still get that and the wallpaper doesn't change to Bliss when applying the standard XP Luna Blue theme.

I did try to register the DLL and I get a pop up entitled "RegSrv32" that reads:

"C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found.

This file cannot be registered."


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:16 pm 
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michel3 wrote:
OK, so I'm obviously still using XP. :P Recently when I select the "Windows Classic" theme it looks like this:
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However, when I go to the Appearance tab and select Windows Standard or Classic or any other color scheme, things go back to normal. Another problem have is that when I try to switch to Windows XP's default (Luna) theme, the wallpaper doesn't change back to Bliss, but always stays the same as the current one in use.

Have any of you ever experienced such problems?
I tried looking for the alternative Windows Classic theme in XP, but found nothing. IMO, I think it looks quite cool, but I wonder if it's a real theme? The taskbar, the title bar, and the caption buttons look larger and the Start menu is white.

I have no problems on my XP Computer, but reinstall your Windows XP and see what happens!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Classic theme error in XP?        Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:22 am 
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Something like that happens on a computer I have with XP SP2 installed on it. In my case the taskbar reverts from classic to blue with the green start button all on its own. I keep changing it back and it will be good for two, three or four boots before it happens again.

I can't be bothered doing a reinstall at this point.


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