Just my thoughts....
Won't work on XP or Vista
Published on May 17, 2014 By RedneckDude In Object Desktop

Hey guys. I can't get Theme Manager to load anything other than Aero Midnight on XP or Vista.

 

I also can't get MyColors to install on either.

 

What's up?

 

I realize that XP is no longer supported, but these programs should work on XP. I hate that I bought a bunch of MyColors themes and can't use them.

 

When I try to install MyColors, it acts like it's installing, until I see the "downloading MyColors" screen, then the window closes, no error, nothing.

 

Same on Vista.

 

I have tried the standalone MyColors and installing a MyColors theme. No go.


Comments (Page 1)
on May 17, 2014

MyColors is no longer supported by Stardock too. I still not understand why you chose to run a defunct program on an old system unless you realized the haphazard it ensued.    

Theme Manager supposed to work,alas,it is not. 

on May 17, 2014

When I try to install MyColors, it acts like it's installing, until I see the "downloading MyColors" screen, then the window closes, no error, nothing.

Anti-virus and/or firewall disabled?

on May 17, 2014

Gaspershooters
I still no understand why you chose to run a defunct program on an old system

Simple. Because I have an old defunct system that will not run anything but XP and it is otherwise a great rig. Great for what it is, and old Dell with XP and very little ram, slow cpu.

And because I paid for oh, about 20 MC themes that I'd like to use.

 

No antivirus installed, yet.

on May 17, 2014

I too would like to be able to use the themes that were paid for.

on May 17, 2014

RedneckDude
No antivirus installed, yet.

Got the firewall that installs with Windows turned off? (In case it's been awhile - Control Panel / Security Center)  Don't know that it blocks it but I'm hoping it's something simple.

on May 17, 2014

DaveRI
but I'm hoping it's something simple.

Me too, but I doubt it. I'll give it a shot. 

on May 17, 2014

DaveRI
Got the firewall that installs with Windows turned off?

No help.

on May 17, 2014

Gaspershooters
MyColors is no longer supports by Stardock too.

I think this is the problem. The MC installer runs fine till it gets to the download stage. I'm guessing that whatever it's trying to download no longer exists. I even tried to install on 7, with the same results. Runs to the download stage, then just stops and disappears.

 

I think that's a hell of a note, considering that I paid 20 bux a pop for these skins.

 

They should still run on the OS they were sold to run on. 

on May 17, 2014

OK, got ThemeManager fixed and working on both XP and Vista.

 

Used ODNT Zapper, then reinstalled.

 

I guess you need to install WindowBlinds first, then ThemeManager.

 

No luck with MyColors.

on May 17, 2014

This is quite shamble that Mycolors has been mentioned umpteen times that you could have just downloaded the alternative links given by Stardock to apply theme(s) directly with relative program;no need Mycolors app. 

on May 17, 2014

Gaspershooters, I don't know where you're getting your info, but I'd be more than pleased to download said themes if they existed. Show me where.

 

I have a few links that were supplied, but most of my MyColors themes are NOT available in theme manager format, nor are they in WBA format.

 

Feel free to prove me wrong by showing me the links to Mustang, Camaro, Tennessee Volunteers, Camouflage, etc. , etc.

on May 18, 2014

I knew you are going to ask those patented themes (Mustang, Camaro, Tennessee Volunteers,Collegiate,Football themes,,....) which are also disappeared/unavailable on Stardock store as have been mentioned umpteen times that it won't be given "unpixelled" WBA format when copyrighted holders have 3rd party involved.


As for theme manager format,this is convenient that you can simply make your own by edit the .ini file or via app,it's not rocky scientist's stuff to be quite honest.   

on May 18, 2014

Camouflage does provide unpixelled WB skin as I have at few years back...........................

on May 18, 2014

Gaspershooters, I cannot reformat my MyColors themes into ThemeManager suites. They are encrypted. Believe me, I have tried.

 

I was able to do it last year, when MyColors would still install. But I can't access the bin files without having MyColors installed.

 

It's obvious that you have no idea what you're talking about, so why not just stop arguing unless you can actually help, this IS a support thread.

on May 18, 2014

I did not say you can format encrypted/pixelled Mycolors themes to ThemeManager suites;that is your comprehension,not mine before saying I don't know of. And,I am not arguing,just simply provided my inputs whether you like it or not which obviously that you are displeased........................

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