Christmas Themes for XP

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    I hope it's not too late to post this but I've been swamped - I had a few Christmas Windows XP themes archived that I want to share just barely in time for the holidays. Microsoft won't let you use any third-party themes unless you patch your uxtheme.dll. The latest version of UXTheme Multi Patcher can be downloaded from:

    https://www.windowsxlive.net/uxtheme-multi-patcher/

    Scroll all the way to the bottom and click the download link.

    Unzip and run

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    Make sure you untick the 'Set Windows X's Live as default homepage' box and hit 'Patch'.

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    Wait a bit while it modifies the .dll file.

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    Now you can use third party themes!

    I have 3 you can download in 1 zip file:

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/21nvwrdibgxklde/ChristmasThemes.zip/file

    Extract to \WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

    Use Explorer and navigate to one of the folders you extracted and click on the .msstyles file.

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    Just click 'OK' and you have a festive theme!

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    Happy Holidays!
     
    ClippyBeer, Dec 23, 2019
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    I've re-uploaded the Christmas themes for XP for new members to this forum since the previous links have expired.

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/4vaafnljdwofnwt/ChristmasThemesXP.zip/file

    XP has the most customizable GUI of any Windows versions. Changing color schemes/wallpaper is not the same as having the ability to customize the controls/backgrounds for the entire interface.

    There used to be a site (stylexp.org) that had the tools for creating your own XP themes but they are defunct.
     
    ClippyBeer, Nov 27, 2022
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    Very nice - Thank you :)
     
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    I use Classic theme but do appreciate these. very Nice!
     
    TMTGTR, Dec 10, 2022
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    ClippyBeer, Dec 1, 2023
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    Thank you - beautiful. I also mainly use the Classic theme highly tweaked to my liking as you can see in some of my pictures that to some eyes appear to be win 7 until you look closer. Thank you for your hard work on this theme.

    ~Sal
     
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    Thanks, but I am not the author of those themes, just the re-poster since the website I downloaded them from is long gone. There used to be a website StyleXP.org that had pages and pages of themes along with tools to create them but again, long gone.
     
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