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Win 7 Theme Installer Beta 2 by Maksl5 Win 7 Theme Installer Beta 2 by Maksl5
My new program for you !

Important: To run this application you have to install the .NET Framework 4 -> [link]

For Users of Themes:
- Install Themes easily with only one file !
- You don't have to change systemfiles and set the access !
- Only choose the .wthmi file which is created by a Theme author and install it.
- Easier is not possible !

For Theme Creators:
- Do you want, that users of your theme can install it quickly and without setting the access of the systemfiles ? No Problem, your only thing to do is to create a Zip-file with this structur:

SysFiles->x32->Explorer.exe
SysFiles->x32->System32->ExplorerFrame.dll (Or other Files you want to change in the System32 folder)
SysFiles->x64->Explorer.exe
SysFiles->x64->System32->ExplorerFrame.dll (Or other Files you want to change in the System32 folder)
Theme->Theme.theme
Theme->Theme folder

Add this Folderstructur to zip-file and rename it with the extension .wthmi !

That was it !

If you didn't understand it, write a message and i can do it for you. :)

Here a samplefile:
[link]
Do not install this as a theme !!! This would damage your Windows 7 !

And here a Youtube-Video.

I hope you enjoy it. :)

Notice !

Version is now in Beta 2:

That means, there is a restore to default button. This only works, if you have all original systemfiles in the Windows folder when you start Windows 7 Theme Installer the first time !


Updater is excluded, so the update process is faster, full-automatic and easier for the user.

Also there are stability improvements.

From Version 0.0.4.1 there is a .wthmi file builder for people who want to build there own .wthmi files and sure for theme creators ! Look at the picture to see the builder. Only drag and drop files into the fields, browse for the file to save, and let compress it. Then you can install the theme directly from the builder.


Much fun ! :)
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Destrto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Hi, Just tried this Theme installer. Found a few issues. Have updated to the final version.
1: System files will not drag&drop in to the theme builder.
2: The expand tab stretches too far across the screen, causing me to drag the window way over in order to close it.
3: Will not recognize any theme files that I have downloaded.
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SelSweetglow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello!Could you upload the same content but in format. rar?please!!:D
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SelSweetglow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello!Could you upload the same content but in format. rar?please!:D
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SelSweetglow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Could you upload the same content but in format. rar?pleaseeee!!! :)
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dowsmup Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
how do u know and make sure all origanal system files are were there suposed 2 b cus im at that point now and dont want 2 screw with system files without knowing exacley what im doin ,can ne 1 help please andy
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Maksl5 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Artist
Please don't use the Beta of this program !
Here is the Final version: [link]
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Kolle86 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
nice idea....for the future you have to implement a backup-function to restore original system files
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Maksl5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Artist
This function is almost implemented ! :D In the program folder is a folder named "backup". For each theme change with this program inside there will be created a new folder named with the current timestamp. Inside this folder there are all backuped files before the theme is changed. Sure, I could implement a function, that all changed systemfiles will be restored to the windows original ones. :)
I think that I will do at next.

Note: There is also a running function for program updates. So, if there is a new version available, you will notified, that a new version is available and you can choose to download the new version. :)

Greetings
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Hummtaro Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
It's really nice my friend ;-)
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BichoOoMaloOo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Itīs great to see a young one using his brain this way...
Good job!
Keep it up! [link]
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Maksl5 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Artist
Thank you for your nice compliment. :D Sure, it is true that most young people fire their brain into alcohol or parties. I find it better to help people and to get down to the root of the trouble and to solve it. And my Opinion is, that here are many users that want new themes for their Windows but they don't know how to do it or they're having heavy problems. This is my part :D I want to help people to get along better with these things.

But one question. Is it better to share one theme to test it on this program ? If yes, then I must find someone how will give me the permission to "convert" his theme into an .wthmi file.

Grettings from Markus ;) :D
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BichoOoMaloOo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
For sure itīs better to share one theme to test the program. The program itself is a (good) idea, but one "adapted" theme will allow people to "taste" it. Everybody loves pushing buttons and see what happens, you know...

Sadly, I do not own one theme to share for you to experiment with it, sorry.

I did not notice before you were new in deviantART, welcome, new friend...

Greetings!
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wnighthawk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Good idea :] I really hope this takes off for you it's about time Visual Styles get an upgrade, especially one that helps users install it. If, when, I do make a visual style I will support your project.
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Maksl5 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Artist
That's really nice. Thank you :)
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