- Download the patched uxtheme.dll from here.
- Next rename the original file which can be found in the C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder of your Windows XP installation to uxtheme.dll.old and copy the downloaded version into system32.
- Lastly, you will have to restart your computer so that the new changes are recognized.
Visual Styles can be changed in the Appearance tab in the display properties menu or by double-clicking the *.msstyles file. Using the patched uxtheme.dll gives you an advantage over softwares like theme xp or wincustomize because you do not need to run the software in the background.
Below are some wonderful themes I came across:
Click here to download the Klarheit.visualstyle v1.0 theme.
Click here to download the Royal Inspirat theme.