Vista Theme – Fleur-de-lys

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Vista Theme - Fleur-de-lys

Author: dynacord
Author’s Notes:
Now for something really dark…

For Windows Vista SP1

I was running out of ideas so I went on a hunt for visual styles and saw some great ones on Windows XP that were really dark, thus I came up with “Fleur-de-lys”

If you like it, please add it to your favorites :+fav:!

For the best effect, go into Windows Color & Appearance and choose the Graphite color scheme.

—The Stuff—
New IeFrame.dll will change color of tabs and new back & forth buttons.
C:\Windows\System32\Ieframe.dll

New Browseui.dll will change the back & forth buttons to match IeFrame.dll.
C:\Windows\System32\browseui.dll

And lastly drag theme files into c:\windows\resources\themes.

All these files must be replaced from your current files for the complete effect. Follow procedures included in this pack. Be careful as they are system files and if not properly replaced it may cause your system not to start.

I included the wallpaper…

To the “newbies” I stress the fact, go slow and follow directions properly!

The instructions…

First of all, we as themers sometimes forget how difficult it was for us in the beginning to install these themes and change .dll files so that we may max out our visual style or theme experience. I realize how frustrating it must be when our PC does not start after we change any .dll or .exe file.

So do it at your own risk!

Below there is an explanation on how to step by step on what to do to install any theme with all the bells and whistles. These instructions, of course, are only for the Windows Vista SP1 Operating System.

First thing to do is disable UAC. Go into control Panel and click on Administrative Tools, then Local Security Policy, then choose Security Options, Scroll to User Account Control; Run all Administrators in Admin Approval mode double click it and disable UAC. This will now allow you to change anything on your Vista Operating system without OS informing you don’t have Admin privileges. You will still have to take ownership of files to rename and replace them.

In order to take ownership or rename any .dll or .exe files right click on any .dll or .exe file, Go into properties…Tab into security…Click Advanced, Tab into Owner, Click Edit, Highlight Administrators and apply, click yes when prompted…then exit out of properties all together, Right Click the .dll file again, Go into properties…Tab into security… then click edit, Highlight Administrators, Click allow full control and apply, click yes when prompted…and you’re done…Now all you have to do is replace old with new.

In order to do this… you must rename the old IE;
ieframe.dll as ieframe.dll. old and drag the included ieframe.dll in c:\Windows\System32\

Then Restart. You don’t have to restart, but it is the easiest way.

Secondly you must patch your system. You can either use Tune Up Utilities, the beta version of VistaGlazz or patch it manually.

For VistaGlazz, here is the http://www.codegazer.com/vistaglazz/downloads

To patch it manually, here is the http://guimods.com/forum/windows_vista_customization/91-windows_vista_uxtheme_patcher.html

Just follow instructions stated in the link

Be Careful! Especially if you are replacing Explorer.exe, IeFrame.dll or Brouwseui.dll on account any of these will, if not properly renamed or replaced, might cause your PC not to work properly or start at all. SO I WOULD CHANGE ALL FILES VERY SLOWLY and carefully and follow instructions so that no issues arise.

But if in case something does go wrong, a system restore will do the trick, if it does not… Use your Windows Vista installation disk… You must reboot with Windows Vista Installation CD in drive and boot with CD when prompted. You will have to choose repair your PC and it will prompt you to choose method, choose System Restore. Now you will be able to restore with no problems as disk will have necessary files that you may have deleted or changed and is not allowing you to restore without disk.

Then all you have to do is try again. Have fun!

~dynacord

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43 thoughts on “Vista Theme – Fleur-de-lys”

  1. hey great one, i have a prob though, once i download it, it shows as a .RAR file, but i cant extract it like it says to, what do i do?

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  2. Me neither, I can’t find the theme file ????

    WeSam

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  3. I created a new theme file since I couldn’t find it either. Kind of makeshift, but it works- I tested it on Home Basic.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=3fa88f8bc2845b21d2db6fb9a8902bda

    After download:

    1. (Re)Download the package from DeviantArt.
    2. Rename the “Fleur-de-lys” folder to “Fleur.”
    3. Put the “Fleur” folder and my theme file in Resources\Themes.
    4. Double click theme file. (Note: If it auto-opens in Notepad, right click and go Open With > Windows Shell Common DLL.)

    Should be good. :)

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  4. good stuff got it installed no probs after a little jumbling around. woohoo.

    first new theme i ever installed

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  5. I could find the theme but when I opened I got blue screen of death!!! Do not open theme file!! I am typing this on a comp without the blue screen of death

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  6. Hi, i got everything to work ! thanks for all the help =D

    but one thing,
    i see your windows media player is grey.. the play button is usually blue. Im just wondering how you got that, email me back pleasee

    Thanks again!

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  7. I can not find “local security policy” folder in administrative tools. Could it be somewhere else.
    THANKS, YOSHI

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  8. i don`t really understand what do u mean
    can u repeat it in easy word
    bcoz my english is very bad..hehehehe

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  9. Hi. so i did everything right. but when i select the theme it looks like windows classic? oh why!?

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  10. thank you for this awesome theme.. Its the first one i set up :)
    TJ: you havent patched with VistaGlazz !

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  11. MADAR CHOD_ye toooone kisko chutiya banaya hai ,
    sale behen ke landtere se zyadda themes download kar chuka hoooon

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  12. Great theme, installing really is no biggie. Question: any chance of a Vista SP2 update?

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  13. Never mind, reapply the patches and it works on SP2 without changes. :)

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  14. I’ve done it with my vista SP2.. It works but then it was looking for something like ordianl.dll..also the icons for computer & Others were not changed.. Why?? Plss reply…thx

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  15. There is no .theme file. it has everything else but no .theme file without this it is impossible to install as vista has no way of finding the theme :S

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  16. Could you please repost the .theme file? The file is no longer at the above link and the .rar file still doesn’t contain the theme file.

    It’s a beautiful theme and I would really love to apply it :)

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