UxStyle

About

UxStyle is a bit of software that relaxes Windows theme signature requirements to enable third-party customization. Specifically, UxStyle consists of a tiny system service and a kernel driver that are loaded into memory where they hang out until reboot. No file system changes are made.

(First introduced on March 19, 2009.)

UxStyle was recently rebranded to UxStyle Community Edition and published to GitHub under the GPL license.

Operating System Support

  • Windows codenamed “Whistler” (escrow builds)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows codenamed “Threshold”
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview

Builds

For Windows 7 SP1 and earlier operating systems (0.2.1.0) > http://uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits.zip

For Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems (0.2.3.0) > http://uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_sep23_x86_x64_possibly_bugged.zip

Preview: For Windows 10 Technical Preview (0.2.4.1-r2) > https://github.com/riverar/uxstyle/releases/download/0.2.4.1-r2/UxStyle_0241_x86_x64_rel2_preview.exe