Use Windows 7 window color and appearance in Windows Vista

Windows 7 has about 18 colors in the window color and appearance menu . At the same time Windows vista support only 8 less attractive colors . Now you can use these 18 colors with Windows vista window color and appearance .

Windows  Vista window color and appearance :

Windows 7 window color and appearance :

Now browse through  C:Windowssystem32 and C:Windowssystem32 en-US  . Here you will find  themecpl.dll  and themecpl.dll.mui files respectively .
Now take the ownership of the two files . For that , copy the following registry settings to notepad and save as ownership.reg . Now execute ownership.reg with admin privileges. .

This registration entry can add a take ownership menu to your context menu for Windows 7 and Windows vista .

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellrunas]@="Take Ownership""NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellrunascommand]@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f "%1" && icacls "%1" /grant administrators:F""IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f "%1" && icacls "%1" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellrunas]@="Take Ownership""NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellrunascommand]@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f "%1" /r /d y && icacls "%1" /grant administrators:F /t""IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f "%1" /r /d y && icacls "%1" /grant administrators:F /t"

After taking ownership , change the name of themecpl.dll file and themecpl.dll.mui  file .
Say , themecpl1_dll and themecpl1.dll.mui .
Now download the following File and place the contents into C:Windowssystem32 (themecpl .dll)  and C:Windowssystem32 en-US  ( themecpl.dll.mui) respectevely .

Then run the install.reg file in the downloaded archive .
Now restart your PC to Use Windows 7 window color and apperance in Windows Vista .

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