How to Install Third-Party Themes in Windows 7 with Universal Theme Patcher

by on July 23, 2011
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Microsoft offer tons of Windows 7 themes and you can download and use those Windows themes for free. However, Microsoft doesn’t allow third-party themes to make major changes to your OS.

You can still manage to do so, by tweaking and patching some system files i.e uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll. Universal Theme Patcher is a free utility which patches these 3 files so you can download custom Windows 7 themes and use them on your computer.

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How To Change Windows 7 Logon UI Background

by on March 17, 2009
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

windows-7-logoFor a long time Windows users have been using third-party tools and hacks to customize the Windows Logon UI, but Microsoft has finally realized that and have made this option available on Windows 7.

In the latest build 7057 of Windows 7, Rafael Rivera found out that now you can customize the logon UI without any hacks or patches. You will still have to do it manually, but it will be safe as no patching of system files will be involved.

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Disable More Features in Windows 7

Windows 7 is still in its beta phase, and an RC release is just round the corner, but the earlier milestones versions already proved how faster Windows 7 really is than Vista and XP.

Last week, when Wndows 7 build 7048 got leaked, testers found out that they can disable Internet Explorer 8 in Windows. Similarly, you can disable more applications now.

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How To Enable Graphic Equalizer in Windows Media Player 12

by on January 19, 2009
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

windows-media-player-12-iconWe all know that the next version of Windows Media Player, which is WMP12, comes with the upcoming OS from Microsoft, Windows 7. I happened to install the first beta, and when I tried to set the equalizer in WMP12, I couldn’t find it anywhere.

I searched every menu and preferences, but it wasn’t there in any of them. Just when I thought its not there in the beta version, I finally saw the Graphic Equalizer button, in a tricky way!

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How To Get Vista-XP-Like Taskbar in Windows 7

by on January 14, 2009
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7, will feature a new taskbar, that you won’t find in any of the previous versions on Windows.

This new taskbar is called the ‘Superbar’. Instead of showing application names,  it now shows big icons of whatever program is running, or pinned on the taskbar.

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