There are times while browsing on the internet, you stumbled a very good theme for Windows that you want to have. You immediately download it, installed the theme file and then being prompted that your Windows version is incompatible or whatever. Now the beauty of this freeware that I am going to share is readily available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. How cool is that?

universalthemepatcher Universal Theme Patcher for Windows XP/Vista/7

Universal theme patcher is a small program that patches the theme specific files in the operating system which enables the user to install 3rd party themes. What special about this is it does just what its name says, it currently supports Windows XP SP2, SP3,Windows 2003/2008,Vista SP1 SP2 and even Windows 7 beta.

How to Install Universal Theme Patcher:

1. First make sure to disable any Security suites/Virus guards and disable UAC(if applicable).

2. Choose either x86/x64 based on your operating system.

3. Right-click the application and click “Run as Administrator”.

4. Patch the files according to the O/S (e.g.: XP requires only uxtheme.dll whereas Vista needs 3 files to be patched).

5. Restart the computer.

download Universal Theme Patcher for Windows XP/Vista/7