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Soft7 2.0 by ap-graphik Soft7 2.0 by ap-graphik

2 System files included (SP1 compatible)
4 Wallpapers included

32bits and 64bits compatible
Taskbar on Bottom, Top and Left compatible
Window Color available (It's supposed to be without. Apply the theme again if it appears blue. Corners may have problems if you use it !)


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 2.0.theme" & "Soft7 2.0" folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Soft7 2.0.theme
Then restart Windows in order that everything take effect ! (or only the explorer.exe if you know how to do it)

To change the navigation buttons you have to change your ExplorerFrame.dll :
Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria
(Works only for the explorerframe.dll in "System32", so perfect for Windows 7 32bits. However, for Windows 7 64bits you'll also have to change the second explorerframe.dll (32bits) manually in the folder written below)

For 32bits Windows 7 :
Explorerframe.dll 32bits > "C:\WindowsSystem32"

For 64bits Windows 7 :
Explorerframe.dll 64bits > "C:\WindowsSystem32"
Explorerframe.dll 32bits > "C:\WindowsSysWOW64"

Yes, these are the right folders ! 64/32 and 32/64 :)

I use [link] for a small shadow above the superbar
Icons in the superbar : Token by ~brsev
Start orb : steelOrb 2 by me

Icons in the Explorer : Zvend by Henri Liriani & Pry Frente by Jonas Rask

Wallpaper : eCO by ~lassekongo83
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physmanlaser Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Hey the theme looks great except I followed the instructions and after downloading and running the universal theme patcher, non of the patch options were able to be clicked (so i think everything was already patched for me?) and only the restore options were there. So I just restarted my computer, continued following the steps, i didn't come across the "Soft7 2.0.theme" & "Soft7 2.0" folders, I came across the "Soft7 2.0 by AP-GRAPHIK" folder which had the 'Explorerframe.dll' folder, 'THEME' folder and 'Wallpapers' folder and the 'Soft7 by AP-GRAPHIK' readme file. So I copied / extracted that entire file into the Resources/Themes folder, then I went into the 'THEME' folder and double clicked the Soft7 2.0 Windows Theme File and it took me to my installed themes section and the Soft7 2.0 theme was there and highlighted but nothing happened so then I restarted my laptop and still nothing happened. Any idea on what is going wrong?

Also, I watched a couple videos on youtube about installing Soft7 and it appeared that after the people installed it on youtube, there theme didn't look similar to the picture you posted. I really like the simple and plain black logos, light blue blackground and grey windows logo which is why I am downloading this theme. That iss the theme which I will get after I successfully download this theme right? From the youtube videos I watched, it appeared that they did download from this exact link and follow these instructions except they didn't get the exact theme posted in the picture, they got a theme similar but I like the one in the picture A LOT more..
Anyways, thanks in advance for the help :)
physmanlaser Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Okay I managed to install the theme and get it to work but how do I get it to look like how it looks in the picture above which you uploaded?
denadaa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Used it for a long time .. thanks c:
Steh23 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i can't install... doesn't work for me.. I followed step by step
theperfectone89 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
beautiful VS ever... i'm lovin it...
counterxstrike Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
how do u download these themes, there is no download button.
supasye Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
It's so good that, I wont upgrade to Windows 8 because of this. I wish someone could make one like this for 8.
legionliu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
it's beautiful.
DemonHF Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thanks so much I love this theme! Many people just download and don't say thanks so I would like to say thanks from everyone
xNightt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
How do I change my Start Orb and icons next to it (to make them look black)? I applied the theme through Theme Manager, but they haven't changed. I'm using Windows 64-bit.

Can someone please guide me through changing it?
reimimi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I can't find the download button for some reason...
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
It's on the right of the description, the green arrow :)
meimix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thanks, it just wasn't there at all before.
TiagoEditions Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i too:c
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
It's on the right of the description, the green arrow :)
TiagoEditions Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks,wasn't there at all before.
TiborioART Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you, ap-graphik, for this beautiful theme! :)
I'm totally in love with Soft7 2.0 :D
Soft, simple, elegant visual style.
nicopizza Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I saw thepanda-x ported your theme to win8!
Are you going to release it, or going to ask him to release it?
I'd love to use this theme on win8!!!
Leondon25 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this theme thank you! But what crusor do you use for it?
UltimateDesktops Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Smooth subtle theme! I can't thank you enough!
qwertz98 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
That looks nice. Can you make it for WinXP, too?
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'm sorry I haven't used WinXP for ages, and I now use Windows 8, so I'm not even working on Windows 7 anymore :hmm:
qwertz98 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Okay -.-
Haedos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Unappreciative asshole, why the hell would you use an OS that is >10 years old and then be a dick when designers don't design for it.
qwertz98 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
million of people are still using windows xp!
Phendrome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Note that he's only 14 and perhaps soon 15 years old.
ericpret Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Absolutely love the look of this!
Having some issues installing it though.
I follow each and every step down to the exact detail.
I'm on a Windows 7 Home Premium OS, and I've disabled UAC.
Further, I've patched what was possible with UTP and extracted all the contents and executing the .theme
Continous restarts have occurred where stated in the install notes.
Further, I've also switched the ExplorerFrame.dll
Now comes the issues.
The theme is only visible through the navigationbuttons in explorer. Everything else is Aero themed.
The only thing I can see is wrong is the fact that my patcher won't patch themeservice.dll
Any help?
AnkoCoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chalut Chalut !
Toujours aussi cool tes thèmes ;)

Dis, j'aimerais bien essayer de créer des thèmes de mon côté.
Tu pourrais m'indiquer la marche à suivre ?
Existe-t-il des tutos sur le net ?

Quels logiciels utilises-tu ?
Est-ce compliqué ?

(la dernière question, c'est surtout pour savoir s'il faut un certain niveau en programmation/script pour réaliser ces thèmes et les DLLs)
cupl-z Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
cool stuff.!
LoveBeforetheAbyss Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Help, please. I have 64bit. I installed the patches, the theme, and replaced the explorerframe in both folders and restarted and nothing, it just appears as the default theme.

I have no idea what I'm supposed to do.
Jenylovetutoriales Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Ouww♥ I love it! :33
Eathor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just started customizing my Windows and started with themes - this is literally the only one that does it for me so far. It's great and I love it. Thank you! :)
DobrosiAkos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice bro!
janscheuer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oh, i have problem.

A can run theme, but not icons. Icons i can not change.

Your patch is already,
Folder is extracted in the right place.

But it is all. Icon does not work.

Can you help me?
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
The icons, like written in the description, are not part of the theme, you have to download and change them by yourself :)
krevlornswaths Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks great, thank you for sharing!
zhisoft Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Are you going to port this theme to Windows 8? I loved it on Win7!
Ethelanite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still my favourite Windows 7 theme.
BakermanZA Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Please tell me that you're thinking of possibly porting this theme to Windows 8?
strongboy54 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
oh never mind... it looks amazing!!! i love it!!
strongboy54 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
this just reverted my theme to the standard windows 7 theme...
tUbeee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks guise, i had a lovely evening installing my windows again cos that explorerframe.dll just went missing and windows couldnt start anymore ._.
DobrosiAkos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You did put the wrong one.
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Always make backup in case of mistakes and have a solution to repair it (a usb key with linux for example).

I'm no longer on Windows 7 and don't look for updates about Windows 7, but I guess this should still work if used properly.
tUbeee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
did everything what it said in the "INSTALL" part :/
PiERDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
SideSplitterz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Any change that you could let the taskbar work on the right? I really like this theme but I prefer the taskbar on the right.
SantiagoLP98 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Are you going to port this theme to Windows 8? I loved it on Win7!
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
This theme was really based on Aero and it's transparency so I couldn't even if I would have wanted to ^^

thanks :)
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