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JSI Tip 2533. Windows 2000 desktop themes compatibility.

In tip 2299, we ran the themes tool.

Windows 2000 uses a .theme extension to define a theme.

Previous versions of Windows used .the or .thm files. You may be able to use these older themes by renaming the file to a .theme extension.

Some older themes rely on the existence of the %THEMESDIR% environment variable to find the location of the theme file.

Even after you define the %THEMESDIR% environment variable, you may need to edit a theme in NOTEPAD to determine the folder structure that it requires.

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