Windows 10: Unable to install .deskthemepacks

  1.    13 Aug 2015 #1

    Unable to install .deskthemepacks


    Little bit of a problem here ..........

    I had downloaded some pretty nice .deskthemepacks from the Microsoft site and tried to install them by double clicking on them but when I do nothing happens? tried to do the same with some of the .deskthemepacks created here and still the same thing, they do not install, I know the file association is correct because under properties it says it opens with personalization.cpl.

    Does anyone know what may be preventing me from installing these .deskthemepacks?

    Running Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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  2. Posts : 14,906
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Aug 2015 #2

    After downloading try right-clicking the folder and unblocking in properties. Somethings the come from other PCs need to be unblocked(blocking is a security precaution).
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    After downloading try right-clicking the folder and unblocking in properties. Somethings the come from other PCs need to be unblocked(blocking is a security precaution).
    Tried that already ........ doesn't work.

    I double click the file and all I get is a quick blue circle and that's it, they don't install.
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  4. Posts : 14,906
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Aug 2015 #4

    That's the only idea I had, as I have never had this problem before. Only other thing I can think to so is check system files and run the DISM tool:

    You can try fixing the files by copy & pasting in an Admin
    Command Prompt:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause

    And let it run through then
    reboot and run it again to check if it cleaned everything. It
    may take a while depending on your hardware(HDD or SSD), and it may
    appear to freeze at 20% on the third part, just be patient and
    let in run out.
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanks, I'll give it a try, I'll let you know when finished.
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  6. Posts : 14,906
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Aug 2015 #6

    Dark Knight said: View Post
    Thanks, I'll give it a try, I'll let you know when finished.
    You're welcome. This is some what of an aspirin for windows, it repairs a lot of errors. Note you should be online(internet) when running this.
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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    Well , that didn't work either, ran it twice while online as recommended, rebooted in between each instance and both times came back with "no integrity issues found"

    But in an interesting turn of events, I downloaded DeskthemepackInstaller from Winaero and wouldn't you know it, it installs the deskthemepacks and they work!?
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