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I'm on Windows 7 build 7601 x64, and I've tried everything to patch my uxtheme.dll, themeservice.dll, themeui.dll with different patchers – like Universal Theme Patcher – but nothing helps.

I am restoring the original files with

sfc /scannow

and try patching again, but it doesn't change. When I try to activate a custom theme, it opens the default Aero theme.

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Please note: Every time I messed around with such themes, I messed up my Windows. So ... you may want to do a complete backup before you start patching. Or just use WindowsBlinds. – Shiki Jul 2 '12 at 1:24

Try using UxStyle; it should work for you.

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