Use Custom Themes With Windows 7

Those longtime Windows users that have tried to change the interface by using themes know that one of the ways to do it, other than purchasing Window Blinds, or StyleXP, was to use a program to nullify the behavior of Windows to disallow non-Microsoft theming.

For Windows XP and Vista there was a great little utility called UXTheme Patcher. It was nice, but another application was developed for the release of Vista, and now has been updated further, to include Windows 7, both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

It is called VistaGlazz and has been updated to version 2.0. The site “Tweaking with Vishal” tells us a bit more about this tweak.

If you are bored with default Windows look and want to try some 3rd party themes, you’ll need to patch your Windows to be able to use them. There are many patcher programs available on net and today we are going to share one of the best UXtheme patcher program “VistaGlazz“.

When VistaGlazz was introduced, it was created only for Windows Vista but the latest 2.0 version also supports Windows XP SP3 and 7.

Changes in 2.0:

  • Supports Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit)
  • Supports Windows XP SP3
  • Supports Windows Vista KB971029
  • Enhanced Windows Vista RTM and SP1 support
  • Enhanced diagnostic screen providing more details
  • Setup properly detects repairs/upgrades

You can download it using following link:

Download Link


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