Also as a side note: when you use Windows update after installing a theme, if it isn't just for defender and will require a reboot, change to a windows default theme before rebooting... some updates especially those for Internet Explorer can cause a black screen(not good) because of the changes to winsxs and dll's. You can reactivate the theme after. Also Visual Styles use something called
UXstyle that patches the system, and if you run sfc /scannow(system file checker) it will reset the patches, so you will just have to run Uxstyle again to re activate your theme. ok?
Yeah, the last time I tried the Windows XP theme install I was stuck at the blank logon screen. I hard reset multiple times trying to boot into recovery tools. Good thing I know my password, the run keys, the restart command, and a Windows 8.1 CD for $30 off of Amazon.
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Something great just happened (happening ) ... My computer is stuck at Restoring theme engine. YAY...
One other thing I forgot to mention last night the theme patcher "UxStyle" has been updated to work on windows 10, so you may need to go to the UXStyle site to download the one for 10 or click here
If you look at my specs for Windows 10 you'll see that my laptop is pretty weak handeling graphics with windows(Linux works great even 3D) and I had a lot of problems theming it with Win7, so I had given up on theming it when in windows. But just for S&G(s%&ts & giggles) I tried it with 10 and it worked except for some ghosting(because of transparency) after closing a window. You could try using a built in windows theme when booting(change before shutting down of course) and rebooting. Also here is an excerpt from what came with the Win8 theme I'm using on 10:
Also maybe trying another theme made for Win8, it could be that the theme you're using makes too many conflicting changes with the system and doesn't follow the Windows API's.After running Windows Update (especially if there are Internet Explorer protection patches - they usually change uxtheme files),
please load the standard "Windows" theme (aero.theme) before restarting the system to avoid black screen at boot.
After the boot, you can chose Abisso2014 or other modded themes.