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Unable to fully install custom theme (All info provided)

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Unable to fully install custom theme (All info provided)


    Hello there! I recently built a new PC (Specs: Sankta Ilfana - Profiel - Tweakers ) should they be of any use to anyone. I am running Windows 8.1, legal install, fully patched. I installed the following theme:

    Sub Zero Sapphire Windows 8.1.1 Theme by following these steps:

    How to install and setup your customization applications on Windows 8.1.1

    I downloaded the theme and installed it in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Sub Zero Sapphire and ran the .theme file. However, this didn't work as intended: The theme was supposed to end up looking like this:

    http://virtualcustoms.net/attachment...9&d=1419958073

    however, I ended up with this:

    Click image for larger version

    Also, when I have black glass enabled, the application background stays white, causing graphic bugs (almost unreadable text). What am I doing wrong here?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    (Note that the start buttom is a custom install, and not the result of the theme.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Looks to me that you do not have the UXTheme patcher installed, this allows you to use 3rd party themes in Windows so they display correctly.

    When Installing third party themes there is a specific order that must be followed, go back and make sure you followed everything correctly, you probably skipped over something.

    I have the theme installed on my machine and it works fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Looks to me that you do not have the UXTheme patcher installed, this allows you to use 3rd party themes in Windows so they display correctly.

    When Installing third party themes there is a specific order that must be followed, go back and make sure you followed everything correctly, you probably skipped over something.

    I have the theme installed on my machine and it works fine.
    I have Uxtheme, and now it's like this:
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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