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abstract88



Joined: 25 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: uxtheme.dll error on 2.4.5.1 star skin

I get the following error message when I install 2.4.5.1 star skin premium.

can't patch uxtheme.dll!

What's the deal?
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serge (staff)



Joined: 26 May 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:46 pm    Post subject:

Hello.
What win xp version are you using? Do you have service packs installed?
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cortez



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:51 am    Post subject:

i also got that error after i installed the software followed by a reboot.

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serge (staff)



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:56 pm    Post subject:

Hello
Again, what windows xp version are you using?
Do you have any version of SP2 installed?
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cconline1971



Joined: 08 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject:

yes, I have the same problem. I run XP Professional Ver 2002 SP1 and I did get the unable to patch dll. Worse, my system is very unstable with it running. For no apparent reason I get a random blue screen that says that my computer is being shut down to prevent damage and talks about drivers and caches. It also lists a file as a possible culprit "rxp.sys". I checked and it belongs to StarSkin. Are there any fixes that will correct this? I will have to uninstall StarSkin until there is a fix because the shut downs are up to about 5 a day now.
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alexey (staff)



Joined: 31 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: BSoD & StarSkin

cconline1971
1. To avoid BSoD disable "Emulate theme support". Or add all started programs before BSoD to the black list.
2. StarSkin supports Win XP SP1, but not all builds. That is why in some builds such message will be appered.
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cortez



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject:

alexey - can you explain (in simple terms Laughing ) what disabling the "emulate theme support" selection does and how is should keep the BSoD from appearing?

thanks!
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alexey (staff)



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:36 pm    Post subject:

1. StarSkin supports WinXP SP2, which is available on www.microsoft.com
Please, everybody who has the problems with uxtheme.dll patch do this.

2. "emulate theme support" means all your old applications will have the Windows XP styles (all controls and etc). But there are some problems with some old applications. For example, we know about some kinds of antivirus-protections which cause BSoD.
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cortez



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject:

thanks for the quick response... old applications? how are you defining old? i'm anxious to know because i've purchased StarSkin, i love the themes and would very much like to use it and not get the dreaded BSoD.

as far as XP SP2 goes, i'm afraid the security changes will keep me from upgrading...

thanks again!
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alexey (staff)



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:59 am    Post subject:

cortez: Old applications are the application which don't have Windows XP manifest file. All applications which were developped before Windows XP are old application.

Fo example: MS Office 97, MS Office 2000 are old application, because normally they have not XP-look style.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:11 pm    Post subject:

ahhhhhhhhhh!!! thanks for the feedback! Laughing
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P51DMustang
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:07 am    Post subject: XP SP2

Alexey-

Sorry bro' but installing SP2 RTM killed Starskin. I get the "can't patch uxtheme.dll" message. Also, I am unable to reenter my reg code-the area is greyed out.

I also sent an email re this.

Uninstalling and reinstalling did not help.

Any ideas?
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Racer
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Have the same problem

I started today with the Windows XP SP2 (german) installation from Microsoft. Then I installed the trial version of StarSkin!
Every time I start the program I get the above metioned statement!

What can I do?!

Best regards

Racer
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serge (staff)



Joined: 26 May 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject:

Just wait until the new StarSkin release with sp2 support
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RangerX
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:55 pm    Post subject: SP2 Support

Serge (staff) wrote:
Just wait until the new StarSkin release with sp2 support


Any timetable on that?
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