WMP12 Library Background Changer

WMP12 Library Background Changer allows you to use six hidden library backgrounds what exist in Windows Media Player 12. Also it allows you to replace any of six WMP12?s default backgrounds with custom image. Special button serves to synchronize Windows Media Player 12 Library Background with you current wallpaper.

Latest version is 2.1, now with full Windows 8 support!. See change log below.

Windows 8 build 6.2.8431 VS port for Windows 7

Today's grand update is the Windows 8 build 6.2.8431 VS port for Windows 7 again by my friend PainteR.

So, this is a yet another greate work and it featured with

  • 98% of the resources are ported from the original builds of Windows 8.
  • (The rest is what is lacking or there is simply inaccessible was painted about the color scheme of VSes).
  • Styles supports all DPI.
  • There is a complete basic (simplified) style based on the resources of Aero.
  • Start Menu (right side) does not truncate long labels. An error is characteristic of most third-party themes.
  • Included wallpapers of the original builds of Windows 8.
  • The small size of the basic style - 645 KB
  • Included styles from the initial stage of development to the current builds (7850-8400).
  • Includes additional resources from the builds (Font, branding, "Start" button, avatars).

PainteR has implemented separate Aero coloring mode - like in latest Windows 8 builds. As you may know, Microsoft has separated colors for taskbar and windows, so this theme port follows Microsoft's ideas.

Microsoft has 99.9% finished work about Windows 8 visual style, so you can consider Windows 8 build 6.2.8431 VS port for Windows 7 as Windows 8 RTM VS for Windows 7.


TakeOwnershipEx can be used to obtain full access to files and folders on your computer. As you may know, in modern versions of Windows the default owner of most files is TrustedInstaller, and all users have read-only access (in most cases). TakeOwnershipEx allows users of the  "administrators" group to become owners of files or folders with one click. It gives full access permissions too.

Latest TakeOwnershipEx version is 1.2, see full change log below

User Picture Tuner

User Picture Tuner is a small application that allows you to change several interesting features of the User Account Picture in the Windows 7 Start Menu. You can customize the behavior and appearance of the user picture aka "avatar" and it's frame.

There are several option available, such as:

Personalization Panel 2.5

Personalization Panel for Windows 7 Starter ? Windows 7 Home Basic provides a premium personalization features for low-end Windows 7 Editions. It can bypass the restrictions and offers the useful UI like in Ultimate Edition of Windows 7.

Personalization Panel 2.5 is the latest version. It is strongly recomended to update your current version right now!

It covers most personalization features and also allows you to change wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter and change color of windows in Windows 7 Home Basic.

ELE – elevated command prompt

ELE is the simple elevation utility for command prompt. It allows you to re-open already opened Command prompt and keeps current path.

Usually if you open command prompt with Administrator's rights from Start Menu, you have to type cd command to change location from Windows directories to your desired location. It is very annoying if you have already opened command prompt in folder you need. ELE saves your time and re-opens your current command prompt , just type "ele".

How to install 3rd party theme in Windows

How to install and apply custom 3rd party themes in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

Windows doesn't allow 3rd party themes by default and we need to patch Windows to be able to use those themes. Using this tutorial you will able to use 3rd party themes. Here a several simple steps:

  1. Download and install Universal Theme Patcher utility. (Click here to download).
  2. You need to run its EXE file and it'll ask you to select the language. Select language and click "OK" button. It'll detect the OS and condition of the system files. It'll show you the information and will ask you for confirmation. Now you'll see the main window of Universal Theme Patcher. You just need to click the "Patch" button given for each file (three buttons for Vista and 7 and only two buttons for WIndows XP).
    Restart your system and you will be able to use 3rd party themes in Windows without any problem.
  3. Once you finished first step, copy your theme folder (containing a .theme file and a folder containing .msstyles file) to "Windows\Resources\Themes\" folder (directory in system drive where Windows is installed. Usually it is the C: drive).
  4. Now double-click on .theme file and it'll apply the theme or you can apply it using Desktop Properties(in WIndows XP)/Personalization options (in Vista/7).
  5. If your theme contains modded system files, e.g. explorerframe.dll then you need to use our TakeOwnershipEx tool (Click here to download).
  6. Just run it, press the "Take Ownership" button, select the file of folder that interests you (e.g. C:\Windows\System32\explorerframe.dll) and press "OK". The effective TakeOwnershipEx tool will do all the necessary modifications to the file so that you will get full access to it.
  7. Rename you current system file, e.g. explorerframe_backup.dll.
  8. Put modded file you have instead of original and reboot your PC.
    You are done.


Latest version is, it contains several minor bug-fixes with pictures management.

AeroWallpaperChanger is wallpaper changer software which can be useful for:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic users who have no Desktop slideshow option. AeroWallpaperChanger serves to replace it.
  • Users Windows 7 of all edition of Windows 7 except Windows 7 Starter: it adds cool color effects.

The following color effects are available: