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  • Windows 7 Theme making is really nice but there is a bug in the armor, in some cases you can make a theme and it seems all is good but when you goto install the theme NOTHING happens, no error and no theme is installed.

    I've banged my head on this as some of my self made themes where being problem matic and I wasn't sure if it was resolution, size, image titling, or what not.  I've also searched the web and no one has encountered or solved this issue.  After looking at many different aspects, folder names and renaming in the UserProfile I found the bug and it is how MS is handling the naming of the Theme profile.

    If you have a name for a theme that is 8 characters followed by a space and continued by a second, third, and so on word the theme will bom when you goto install it.  Change that name to a first word of 7 characters or less followed by multile words and no problem.

    Here is what works for me nd then what didn't and how I fixed it.

    WORKS:
    Abstract
    Alaska Eagle
    Amazing
    Asian
    Audio Jungle
    Australia
    Bliss
    Characters
    Fentezi Fantasy
    Girls Nude
    India
    NASA Endeavour
    Nature
    Nature Scenes
    Nature Scenes - Forests
    Nature Scenes - Grand Canyon National Park
    Nature Scenes - Great Smokey Mountains
    Nature Scenes - Lakes
    Nature Scenes - Lightning
    Nature Scenes - Scenery
    Product RED
    Senery Too
    Sexy Girls
    Space Contrived
    Sunsets
    DOES NOT WORK (and FIXED)
    NOT:   Charlize Theron
    DOES:  Charlie Theron
    NOT:   Webshots Premium
    DOES:  Webshot Premium
    NOT:   National Geographic - Landscapes
    DOES:  N.G. - Landscapes
    NOT:   National Geographic - Space
    DOES:  N.G. - Space
    NOT:   National Geographic - The Ocean
    DOES:  N.G. - The Ocean


    Please Microsoft fix this bug so that others don't have to pull their hair out like myself.  Heck I use to have a full head of hair and now I'm bald. LOL
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 11:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi Stevo,

    Thank you for reporting it. I did test on my environments and confirmed it. And I didn't find it in our database. I will report it as a bug.

    Thank you again. :D
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Monday, November 16, 2009 6:20 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 2:57 AM

All replies

  • Hi Stevo,

    Thank you for reporting it. I did test on my environments and confirmed it. And I didn't find it in our database. I will report it as a bug.

    Thank you again. :D
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Monday, November 16, 2009 6:20 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 2:57 AM
  • Hi Zhang,

    Thanks for checking it out and verifying there is an issue, simple to fix I'm sure.

    Again thank you, Stevo
    Monday, December 7, 2009 1:46 AM