/////////ALSO APPLIES TO VISTA TRANSFORMATION PACK 8////////////////
one thing you\'ll notice after installing xp sp3 is that your themes are gone!
if you wish to keep your previous themes follow these simple steps!
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CUSTOMISED THEMES AFTER INSTALLING XP SP3 (cannot be done before!!!)
STEP 1: Install XP SP3!
STEP 2: Go to \'Windows XP SP3 - Uxtheme Replacer\' and click on replacer.cmd
You\'\'ll see a small black window
STEP 3: Now go to windows\\system 32 and locate the uxtheme.dll file.
STEP 4: drag it into the black window, press \"enter\"
STEP 5: Go to \'Windows XP SP3 - Uxtheme Patch\'and drag the uxtheme.dll into
the black window and press \'enter\'
STEP 6: press \'y\' for yes and press \'enter\'
STEP 7: Restart your pc
STEP 8: If you have something like Vista transformation pack 8 them go to \'vista
transformation pack - welcome centre\' it will b somewher on your start menu.
STEP 9: click on \'repair system files\' and click on \'Full processing (repair all files)\'
and press \"perform repairing\'. Wait for it to finish, restart pc and viola! everything is back to
normal theme wise.