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Blend 2.0 for Windows 7 by zainadeel Blend 2.0 for Windows 7 by zainadeel
Theme UPDATED!!! NOW INCLUDES SERVICE PACK 1 explorerframe.dlls for both 64bit and 32bit

Theme UPDATED!!! the bug fix is in!


Ive been working on this theme from about 3 months. I want to Specially thank some ppl from And dA. I hope i dont miss anyone. If i do i apologise. I wish to name all of you guys because it helped me in one way or the other.




In the preview:

StartORB by me
Icons by me
Wallpaper is in my favorites called grapefruit


1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"),

UAC must be turned off.
After patch, restart the computer to take effect.

2. Select the theme according to where you place your superbar.

3. Extract contents (Win7-Blend 2.0.theme & Win7-Blend 2.0 folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Win7-Blend 2.0.theme
Then restart to make sure everything works properly.

5. Take ownership of explorerframe.dll in System32 folder and copy the appropriate explorerframe.dll replacing the original!. Make sure to make a backup of the original in case of instability. (i dont know how to take permission manually, but i search for a software on google)

6. Restart computer and you are done :)

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jea35 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
love it :)
nikolahack0 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Just google UX Style. Basically same :D. You can thank me later..
navihawk Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Sadly the the original mirrors for the Universal Theme Patcher are dead or aren't registered on Google's DNS servers
nonlin3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
After latest windows updates stopped working.
TakumiDesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice and cool. Thanks for sharing.
Porteam16 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
good job bro :D 
hamedsp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
zainadeel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you
hamedsp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
kruxbyte Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great. :happybounce: 
Chibiphile Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
If I need/want to switch back to the default Windows 7 Skin, do I need to restore the explorerframe?

Last time I had some issues with it installing this and had to go through the command line a few times to rename and replace the files.
zainadeel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just download take ownership registry hack and it makes life easy. 
Yes you will have to replace the explorerframe.dll to go fully stock.
Lonewolftom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Just installed, absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much!
misteor005 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Download link for the Theme patcher not working anymore. Please provide a new one thanks!
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
how easy are themes to add to Win 7
i already got one theme that i used from DA where i had problems installing it
i was using XP close to about 10 years and then went over to Win 7 which i am not that keen on but the good thing is that my one is 64bit
linxiaolin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
The Best ! I love it !
n49o7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Aren't the ExplorerFrame.dll files for SP1 mixed up? I think the one in the 32bit folder is actually 64bit and vice versa.
Wolverine1977 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Can you please create an Up button using the icons in your explorerFrame.dll for use with ClassicExplorer (
Fortifier42 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Absolutely love it, clean and sleep, icons are awesome too, thanks!
cihansu31 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
iLOLISTE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Nice theme but if I want to download something I can't change the file because the left side of the menu is blank is this normal?
SpookyConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
That happened to me too :/
Metalbone1988 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
amazing man!!
dotadias Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I want this theme for windows 8!!!!

I was using it in windows 7 and everytime i've formated my computer, blend is the first re-installed.
now im changing to windows 8 and i miss blend theme here !!
JoshuaX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
same as dotadias - absolutely fabulous theme, used on 3 PCs everytime I installed fresh Win7, now I am missing it on new laptop with Windows 8 - PORT please...
If you will add 'donate' butten, you will have my 10 bucks for sure...
tehboriz Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I second this! Windows 8 is awesome and it would be more awesome with this theme.
brucewein Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Hi !
Great work !

How do i install icons and the ORB bmp ?
mexicanobrawler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
could you help me with replacing the explorerframe? I tried it myself and messed up my computer. luckily i restored it so yeah hehe
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Best explorerframe ever!
zainadeel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u :)
trinhbaphap Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
can you fix link? i cant download this theme. its very nice! thank bro.
OssamaAlfarabi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
yes is my new favo theme thank u a lot :shocked:
qeeep Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
hi i totally love this UI ! awesome work!

how can i change the icons and the start orb??
DemonHF Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I know this is kind of old, but shouldn't it still work?

I followed the instructions to a T. I went and searched for a software to replace the start orb, all that worked. I restarted the computer when I was done, but the theme itself won't work, just some buttons were replaced, that's it. I've tried restarting several times, nothing seems to make it work completely.

I also searched online about how to replace the explorer file that you were talking about in the readme. I have it backed up, and replaced already - I restarted after I did that. But nothing is working except for the forward and back buttons, and the orb.

What should I do? This is gorgeous and I want to use it. Once I know how to get it to work without any problem at all - period, then I can do this on my new computer. This one is old - I just wanted to try it first on here.
zainadeel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
u have to apply the theme by doubleclicking the theme file
iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did. I did everything - I don't know why it doesn't work.

In fact, after not being able to get that one to work, I started over and got your Shine one to work, but it's blue, not clear like in your screens, so I don't know what happened there. It only looks clear if I use the default Windows 7 wallpaper...

How do I change default system icons without using a Stardock product to emulate them?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
to clear it.. rightclick on desktop. go to appearance.. and go to theme color there and desaturate the color :)
iareruss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay thank you. I'll try to get Blend 2.0 to work on my new computer when it gets here in a few days. If I have the same problem as before, then I'll just use Shine 2.0, I guess.
nhell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ratedroy95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Windows 8 please. This is the best theme i have ever seen!!
fucuxa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
make this for windows 8. pls...
amadanu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is so beautiful. I love your theme!
RyanSufc1997 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
When was the patch?
fabio94xx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Really clean, I love this kind of look. Added to faves!
chop007 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
After patch, Monzer, just place the Blend folder in C:Windows/resources/themes, when prompted by win admin, click on yes. Then transfer the blend.theme file as well, but don't put it in the same folder as the main blend, just copy it over directly to resources/themes. Then just double click the .theme file and it will install the theme. Then you can go to personalize windows and your theme will show up. Best is to use skin pack installer system, you install it like a normal app and then anything in the Blend folder(for example;explorer.exe) will automatically be incorporated when clicking on .theme file. That is once you have completed the a fore mentioned steps. It is actually rather easy but weird to explain.
Monzzer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Im having a problem following instructions ! what do i do after the patch what/where to extract ?? do i replace any files ?? please explain
Eslam62 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wallpaper plz?
scinoid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Hey, how did you get those folders in text over by the system tray?
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