Desktop themes [resolved]

Hiya,
I downloaded the Royal theme here:
https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,2210.msg17787.html#msg17787
However, it seems I’m too daft to get it to work properly.
I extracted the files and started the installer.
To my surprise it didn’t work. :o
I didn’t install it to Windows\Resources\Themes; is that the problem, or do I need a patch???
Any suggestions would be mostly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
grampa.

Pretty much any theme outside the 3 defaults that come with Windows requires a patched uxtheme.dll file to work.

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips1088.html

Hey Soya,
thanks for the very fast reply. I’ll try it out. Btw, the Zune theme works unpatched.
Cheers,
grampa.

Good for you ;D. I wonder if it’s MS related that it didn’t require a patch ???

Hey Soya,
the Royal theme is signed by MS, isn’t it. How come it requires a patch?
Any ideas?
Cheers,
grampa.

Not really any ideas. I have very little experience with playing with themes. :-[

Me too!
Anyways, thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
Cheers,
grampa.

Hi grampa

I have used the royal theme before, it doesn’t need a patch. It should work the same as the zune theme.

Hey Blas,
that’s what I thought: no patch needed. Maybe there’s a problem with the file? I’d really like to try this theme but I cannot make it work.
I’ll try it again…
Cheers,
grampa.

Hiya,
I tried it again and it worked (thanks Blas for your reply encouraged me to try again).
The problem is that you have to find the correct file on your computer and start the Royal theme from there. It does not work via the control panel. (Not very well explained but who cares… it works ;D).
Thank you everyone for helping me out.
Cheers,
grampa.

Hi
Im glad it works for you.
It’s a nice theme. Better than the default xp theme.
Greetz,
Blas