“UxStyle” is a very small utility created by our friend “Rafael” @ Withinwindows.
UxStyle is a light-weight system service named Unsigned Themes, complimentary to the Themes service, and a kernel driver, sizing in at ~500k and ~17kb respectfully (beta builds). The service handles the enabling/disabling of custom theme support and the kernel driver handles patching. For 64-bit platforms, the kernel driver is signed with a digital certificate, as required by Microsoft.
Simply download and install the tool and get ready to enjoy 3rd party themes. It works in Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Note that it doesn’t have any UI. It’ll run as a service in background and will allow you to use 3rd party themes.
- Download Windows XP Dark Edition Rebirth Refix V7 Theme for XP.
- Download Windows 8 MetroUI Theme for XP.
- Download Windows 8 AeroLite Theme for Windows Seven.
- Universal Theme Patcher: Yet another tool to patch stytem files for Aero and Themes