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Soft7 1.8 by ap-graphik Soft7 1.8 by ap-graphik
Be sure to see the last version : Soft7 2.0

- Use "Soft7" if you have your superbar on bottom or on the left
- Use "Soft7 on top" if you have your superbar on top or on the right


1) FIRST, DOWNLOAD AND RUN THIS Universal Theme Patcher IN ADMINISTRATOR MODE (right-clic > "Run as administrator"), UAC must be turned off
After patch, restart computer to take effect

2) extract content ("Soft7 1.8.theme" & "Soft7 1.8" folder) into C:WindowsResourcesThemes
and double-click on Soft7 1.8.theme
Then restart Windows in order that everything takes effect !

To change your ExplorerFrame.dll :
Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria

For 64bits Windows 7 :
Explorerframe.dll 64bits > "System32"
Explorerframe.dll 32bits > "SysWOW64"

MOST COMMON PROBLEMS have been fixed by :
>> Install the right patch I give above !
>> Install your graphic card drivers &/or updates them
>> Download the theme again (because you own an ancient version)
>> Read the description and comments fully and carefully !!


Wallpaper included (1680x1050) : Soft7 1.8 edition
Icons in the superbar not included : karé : Check my gallery !
Icons in the explorer not included : Agua by David Lanham
Start orb not included : steelOrb square 2 by me :]
Taskbar drop shadow not included by sweatyfish


First, place your shortcut on the desktop, change icon by : right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)

Credits :

Aero by Microsoft
Tron © copyright Walt Disney Productions.

/! This theme is FREE, NEVER pay for it !!
If you see this theme on a commercial website that ask money to get it, don't buy ! And please report it to me in order to change it, thanks /!

THANKS A LOT again for the Daily Deviation ! And still not the final release.
It's truly an honor to receive it !
Wow...! Thank you very much Alexander-GG and mrrste !! I'm really grateful !
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-03-28
Soft7 1.8 for Windows 7 by ~AP-GRAPHIK One of the cleanest, crispest and most usable visual styles for windows 7 yet ( Suggested by Alexander-GG and Featured by mrrste )
nileking Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Devyman88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I want to use this theme really bad but when I go to put the explorerframe.dll 64 bits and 32 bits in the system 32 and SysWOW64 folder it says I need permission to do this and won't let me. I am running windows 7 64 bit. I unlocked the super user for windows 7 using the command prompt and tried doing it this way since I should have permission for everything this way but It still gives me the same message (you need permission to continue) Please Help!!!
atef1994 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
thank you
atef1994 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
XtiaN0705 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sir? could I ask how to take ownership on the explorerframe.dll? and Do I need only to replace the explorerframe.dll in System32 in x64, or do I need to replace the explorerframe.dll in SysWoW64 as well?? Because I'm having troubles on it. My Desktop seems to Hang and Lag, ever since I replace the explorerframe.dll. I need ur help ASAP.
MUffink1ng Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Why Cant I Download this? :( when i click the download buttom Nothing Happens? :(
johnsurya Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
good job..
i love it..
simple but perfect..
Bang-Art Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
That Theme is awesome!

Look at my galery if you want to see what i've made of it :)
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is shine+blend.
This is near-perfect.
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
It's in the other way but thanks :)
arindam4u Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Awesome Work!!
Currently using it....
Thanks. \m/
relhom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: :w00t: :wow:
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HeyHelleen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:damphyr::bulletpink: Nice 8-)

:bulletblack:We’ll Never Die In The Afterworld:music::sing:
crownvictoria Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
hey, quick question where do i extract the 'explorerfram' file?
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Windows Theme Installer [link] might help you :)
And if you're under a 64bits Windows 7, I've named the right folders in the description of Soft7 2.0 : [link]
numberoneasshole Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
YassineMaDness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I Love it But can you make the status Bar bleu Please Thanks Like windows shine 2.0 theme Thanks Mate :)
DaBerry Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
will this theme take effect on every account on my computer?
MrDreamers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
does this work on vista?
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Every visual style are especially made for a particular OS and can't be used with another, so the answer is no, sorry :hmm:
vuvuzelahero Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you I really like this look, I think I'm gonna stick with this for a while :D
theProgrammer666 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Nice Work ;)
crazyworld1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
it dose nt work some how???!
mrb2peace Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This video might help you to get it to work :)

crazyworld1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
thank u so much for the help! i got it fixed before it tho! but thank u really! :D :D
mrb2peace Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Interface Designer
ha ha lol,no problem:)
cdmoris Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Beautiful :+fav:
Devorad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
soloeva Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is the one I ALWAYS use, all the time, above all.
BLU3DAWN Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
AWESOME Theme!!!! :headbang:
BLU3DAWN Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
DopeyDezignz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Does it work for Windows Vista ?
schim1tz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Love it :) The Transparency looks better than Aero
Gornot Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed! Have been using it ever since I first saw it, and still to this day, there isn't a better VS for Win7. It is truly a marvelous peace of work :D
nivity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Still use this over 2.0 due to the colors on Disk bars :D Prefer them original blue/red.
hypercrites Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
hey i love this theme and i hope u like my RocketDock skin for this theme :)
hello-123456 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Bad news, some jerk has ripped this and renamed it to IE9 Soft: [link] I already reported this, but thought you wanted to know anyway.
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thanks for the heads up, I've reported it and I hope it will be as fast as last time (2 days ago...) to be deleted, he also stole the start orb.

I guess we now have to deal with this on deviantArt, luckily there are still people like you to act and tell the original authors :) So thanks a lot ! :)

By the way, according to dA, the only one that can actually make a deviation deleted by report is the copyright owner of the work, so here I'm the one that must report it in order for actions to be taken, but I just hope that the more reports they get the faster they consider it and act.

hello-123456 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Sure hope so, that guy is an asshole, he hides all the comments about the rip, than goes on my profile and talk shit about me, claiming that this would be a mod to your VS.
So I told him if it really was a mod than you would have given credit, since you didn't, it's a plain rip (also pretty sure he didn't change a thing but didn't check that).
His reply: AP-Graphik doesn't like people making mods of his work, so that's why I not included him.

Even if that was true, he simply didn't have the rights to actually upload it.
In case you want to see the full conversation, take a look here: [link]
EPICposters Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Cool theme, Love the Explorer Frame!!
LazerFlip Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only google chrome has the theme
not my superbar
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
hu ? Could you send me a screenshot please ? I'm not sure what your problem could be
LazerFlip Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm sorry
here it is [link]
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Oh, so chrome didn't have the theme, as it should be transparent.
I think you didn't have patched your system files with Universal Theme Patcher (link in the description).

Or maybe you don't have Aero enabled (transparency) due to the low specs of your computer.

Check those 2 :)
LazerFlip Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll try
llenivra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I love the color of this theme.
suadion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
hey, I'm getting the same problem with the empty default locations in save as dialogs :(
ericwall Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Interface Designer
Will it work with the uxStyle patcher?
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Maybe :) But I haven't tested it myself so I don't really know.
The only thing is to patch the correct files and then the theme should work, so if uxStyle patcher do the job there should be no problem :)
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