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How to get back the themes feature in Windows XP?

How to get back the themes feature in Windows XP?

When I try to set a visual style in Windows XP (the standard Luna, for example), I get one of these two:

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Guest [Entry]

"It might be that uxtheme.dll has been modified.
Some theme managers modify it and never undo their changes (such as StyleXP).
So for a solution you should:

Get a good uxtheme.dll from another computer
Boot in safe mode
Replace this dll in C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.dll
Replace this dll, but only if it's already there, in the C:\Windows\system32\dllcache directory
Reboot normally.

The dllcache folder is marked as system and hidden, so if you want to view the dllcache folder through the Explorer interface, open My Computer, access Tools > Folder Options, click the View tab and then select the Show hidden files and folders option, and uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option. Or, alternatively, if you don't want to change these settings, use instead the Run command, and type %systemroot%\system32\dllcache and press OK."
Guest [Entry]

"You could try renaming the NTUSER.DAT in your profile folder. This file contains the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive in the registry.

If the problem is solved through this, the answer can be found in said HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive. Make sure to overwrite the file back.

Do this from another user, because you can't access the file while logged into yours (because it's in use)."
"You could try renaming the NTUSER.DAT in your profile folder. This file contains the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive in the registry.

If the problem is solved through this, the answer can be found in said HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive. Make sure to overwrite the file back.

Do this from another user, because you can't access the file while logged into yours (because it's in use)."