Zune Desktop Theme

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by JAnglin, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. JAnglin

    JAnglin Guest

    Will Microsoft be offering the Zune Desktop Theme for Windows XP x64 Edition?
    JAnglin, Jan 29, 2007
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  2. JAnglin

    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Install it on a 32-bit system and copy the files that it puts in the
    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder to the same place on your 64-bit machine.
    You can then select the visual style on the Appearance tab of the Display
    control panel.

    (I think I tried this with Royale and it worked... If that's the case then
    it should work with Zune too.)

    - Aaron
    Aaron Kelley, Jan 29, 2007
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  3. JAnglin

    JAnglin Guest

    Directions for applying Zune Desktop Theme to Windows XP x64 Edition

    1. Install Zune Desktop Theme to a 32 bit Windows Computer (or VM on your
    x64 box)

    2. Copy the following files and directory from the 32 bit computer to a
    flash drive:
    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Zune\ (copy entire directory tree)
    C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Zune Widescreen.jpg

    3. Copy the files from the flash drive to your Windows XP x64 box.
    place them in the same locations from which they originally came.

    4. Go to the "Themes" page on the Display Properties dialog box and select
    the Zune Theme.

    I belive this works because the one dll (shellstyle.dll) does not export any
    functions. It is my belief that this is a resource only dll (bitmaps, icons,
    etc) and no code, thus the 32 bit dll loads and works on Windows XP x64 in
    the 64 bit explorer.exe.

    I have been waiting for a black theme for XP for the last five years!
    It is about time!
    JAnglin, Jan 29, 2007
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