cracking uxtheme.dll: does this open up a risk? (1 Viewer)

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I'm interested in some of the cool looking visual styles or themes for computer desktops I've been seeing. This is made possible by changing a single bit in the dll to allow unsigned (read: non-Microsoft) themes. There are several warnings that pop up about the file not being approved by Microsoft. Is there any danger in doing this or is this not a big deal?
 
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[SIZE=-1]http://www.pcauthority.com.au/print.aspx?CIID=20536&SIID=10

AT YOUR OWN RISK


A word of warning: uxtheme.dll is a core system component in Windows and changing it may result in system instability or failure to boot, particularly after a major update or Service Pack installation. Due to this, we'd recommend looking at Stardock's WindowsBlinds or other applications that don't involve patching a system file.

Hmmmm. To patch or not to patch...?
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You could just make a backup of the file and return to default theme then replace the dll if needed.
 

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That's the beauty of open source, you can make changes like that!

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