January 7, 2008

My adventure with windows xp sp3 rc

ok ppl after a 3hrs wait i downloaded the windows xp sp3 rc (336mb) n very quickly i installed it...
bt after the restart to my surprise my flyakite osx theme ws gone... bt the transformation pack traces were still visible... after some googling i realized dt it ws sp3's uxtheme.dll that ws responsible.. so i removed osx transformation pack n downloaded the vista transformation pack 8.01 which ac. to users is compatible with xp-sp3 but evrytime i started the installation setup crashed.. ds ws due to intel graphics driver so i uninstalled it n installed a standby dell graphics driver i got from net n then i installed vtp 8.01 bt still same problem transformation done but no vista theme.. problem:-uxtheme.dll not supported on this os... then after some more search i got a soln.. i downloaded the patched uxtheme.dll file for my version of xp-sp3 release candidate n now hw to use it manually.. first rename uxtheme.backup in system32 to _uxtheme.backup dn rename uxtheme.dll to _uxtheme.dll n nowpaste the patched uxtheme.dll in this folder n yehhh... vista visual themes are back....
so now i hv vtp 8.01 on my xp-sp3 rc....

2 comments:

Rupsayar said...

Dear Vaibhav,
Consider taking time out while writing stuffs that may come handy to others who read your blogs, posts and comments.
Your description of the process as how to patch the uxtheme.dll is blurry. Consider keeping the abbreviated jargons and lingos to sms texting; not where others wud like to read your comments.

PassionVaibhav said...

Hey Rupsayar,
first of all thanks a lot for the comment and frankly speaking your comment really made me realize what was the mistake i was making... i just read this post and seriously speaking i can't believe i wrote this.. I am really sorry for a post like this full of errors and abbreviated jargons and it is not even explained properly... my sincere apologies for a post like but as they say you learn from your own mistakes, well now i can say if not perfectly now i write much better than this... i have improved as a blogger... Thanks a lot for taking out time to tell me where i was going wrong..
I request you to plz visit my blogs again and not just http://tech.passionvaibhav.com but also http://itsmylife.passionvaibhav.com and http://friends.passionvaibhav.com and give me your feedbacks.. It will be of great help...
Thanks again.