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Hi @Lego,

I wanted to apply Windows 8.1 theme in "Windows 8/8.1 Theme for Windows 7" package (http://mare-m.deviantart.com/art/Windows-8-8-1-Theme-for-Windows-7-318932206) with Win ToolKit. Unfortunately, the results are like the below Picture.
 

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*** Theme that should be:

 

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The steps of the application are in sequence below:

1- First of all, I installed patch the current os from http://www.uxstyle.com/

2- Then i copied the theme (i liked named “Windows 8.1 Lines") in the Mare-m’s package to "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes” with all folders and files.

3-  I chose a "Windows 8.1 Line" theme that i liked in the current os and i "save as" the theme by changing desktop picture.
(Here is my edited Windows 8.1 Line .themepack): http://www.datafilehost.com/d/36bcbab3)

4- I created a  silent install with NSIS + SFX Maker to copy all files and folders of Windows Line 8.1 to "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes” during the installation with WinToolKit.

5- I marked the “default theme” with Win ToolKit.

6- Finally,  i certainly did not forget to mark "Use third party themes tweak” from the “Tweaks” section.

 

Installation was without a problem. However, when i go to the desktop,  the results are like the above. When i checked it, I saw that all necessary "windows 8.1 Line" files and folders are copied to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes". But, the default theme was like the above. I don’t know whether the problem is because of my procedures or because of a problem in theme patch of Win ToolKit? :g:

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The theme works but only if the Display Driver is installed first ;) AS we all know , that is impossible for the momment !

So, the implemented Theme will be activated only when Display driver is properly installed and rebooted !

You need to integrate some display drivers to be installed before the theme is ready to apply !

 

check this Microsoft link of how to do ! : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759162.aspx

 

I hope this will asnwer your question for a while !

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The theme works but only if the Display Driver is installed first ;) AS we all know , that is impossible for the momment !

So, the implemented Theme will be activated only when Display driver is properly installed and rebooted !

You need to integrate some display drivers to be installed before the theme is ready to apply !

 

check this Microsoft link of how to do ! : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759162.aspx

 

I hope this will asnwer your question for a while !

 

Hi, @KEİGHT

 

You may be right for the driver. However, you see the screen shot I got after only i installed the theme patch and added the theme manually (without installing any display driver in the Virtualbox). So, the theme works without adding the display driver.

 

I still think that the problem is with the theme patch in Win ToolKit. :g:

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ok, let me explain better for you ! {Virtual box has it's display driver , you can't install any driver on VB}

 

So. you need a real HDD to verify your work !

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Try the latest test build but you also need to re-apply the tweak in AIO-Integrator.

 

EDIT: In test 16 (when released). It will use a newer updated version of the theme patcher I use with WinToolkit.

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Try the latest test build but you also need to re-apply the tweak in AIO-Integrator.

 

EDIT: In test 16 (when released). It will use a newer updated version of the theme patcher I use with WinToolkit.

 

Hi @Lego,

I tried the latest test built and the result was the same.

I would like to mention an important detail.

 

After the system is installed, "Windows 8.1 Lines" theme is manually chosen without a problem. WT's Theme patch seems to work fine. I think the problem is with the way i apply the third party "Windows 8.1 Line" theme with the Win ToolKit. In short, I cannot succeed to add the theme to WT correctly. :shy: What this succes process for add windows line theme 8.1 add with WT?

 

Do you think i should open a new topic for this issue?

The toplc title such as "How to add mare-m's "Windows 8.1 Line theme" with WT and how to choose a "Default" theme?"  :)

 

mare-m's Windows 8/8.1 theme for Windows 7: http://mare-m.deviantart.com/art/Windows-8-8-1-Theme-for-Windows-7-318932206

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I'm assuming you restart before the 'manual' choosing of the theme?

 

I will move this thread to the bug section

 

Yes, I did.

I tested with Build v1.4.38.2 but the result was the same. The system was installed as the screenshot that i gave in the beginning of the topic.

 

 

I would be happy if you look at the folders and test them. Can you try to add one of these themes with WT and let me know? :wub:

 

* The theme that i use and want as default: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/cae4238b

* The folders and files of the theme to copy to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/72384133

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So basically, if the machine restarted. It would work fine?

 

The problem is not about re-start.

I tested in both virtual and real computer twice. The results are the same all the time. WT does the theme patch, but it seems to have a problem while adding theme in the current OS.

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On the VM, can you please go to uxtheme.dll in the system32 folder and tell me the file version please? 6.3.x.x

 

I will just patch those files directly so it doesn't have to do it at RunOnce. :) Thanks.

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On the VM, can you please go to uxtheme.dll in the system32 folder and tell me the file version please? 6.3.x.x

 

I will just patch those files directly so it doesn't have to do it at RunOnce. :) Thanks.

 

uxtheme.dll: 6.1.7600.16385

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OK. Next test build will directly modify those files for you offline. So hopefully it should work. Prob won't be released until 9-10pm tonight GMT time.

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OK. Next test build will directly modify those files for you offline. So hopefully it should work. Prob won't be released until 9-10pm tonight GMT time.

I will be happy if this works.

This problem bothers me in last three months. It is interesting that none else reported this problem till now. Don't you think this is a bug?

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So basically, if the machine restarted. It would work fine?

The fact is.. The theme is not set as default and applyed before restart and even after, because the patch needs to be activated after display driver is installed ! this is my opinion !

The theme is there in Preferinces but something is not set as it should be , we need to set it manually and after restart is applyed ! Some installments from alienware for example, do this job !

I guess we can do the same with a little help from you Lego ! :)

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Try build 3, are you using an x64 or x86 image? :P

 

x64 :icon_cool:

I prefer that it works without a problem in both of them :fun:

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Hi, @Lego

Unfortunately build 3 wasn't succesful. the taskbar of the theme still has the classical appeal. :shy:

If you want and have time tonight, you can connect with teamviewer and solve the this problem fast :type:

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My opinion is ; the patch and theme in the same time , must be installed first at the first restart before Starting RunOnce ! And all will be fixed !

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