21.9.07

[How To] Install Zune theme on XP Pro x64 -

I know the Zune theme has been around for a while and may be old news to most of you but there is a simple solution to the error that is output when a user tries to install the ZuneDesktopTheme.msi from Microsoft on a x64 version of Windows.

1. Search Google for a file called orca.msi, this is a MSI "manipulation" tool from MS.
1a. Or you can download it from here
2. Install orca, the defaults are fine
3. Download the Zune desktop theme, the direct link from MS is above ^
4. Right click on the ZuneDesktopTheme.msi and select edit with Orca
5. Under the Tables section(left) go to InstallExecuteSequence
6. In the Action-Condition-Sequence section(right) highlight LaunchConditions and Del
6A. Or right click the LaunchCondtions entry in the database and select Drop row
7. Answer yes to the prompt and then save and exit
8. Install the MSI as normal

Enjoy!!

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks that worked

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! It's works.. Thanks bro!

Anonymous said...

Thsnk you. it worked flawlessly.

Anonymous said...

worked like a charm :) Thanks

Anonymous said...

Wow ... worked like a wish come true - Perfect!! thanks :)

waheeb said...

nice,,,, good job....

thanx, loads,

Ross Newton said...

Worked for me too. I use XP x64 so this will help with other MSI's that I've had problems with too.

Thanks!

Ross

Anonymous said...

works great! THX

onkar said...

it WORKS!

yungwun_c said...

thnx worked a treat. was easy peasy to do.

Anonymous said...

awesome!!! thanks!!!!!

amr said...

man, you rock !

Dan_M said...

Glad I can help out some people.

Anonymous said...

This is excellent stuff!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks mate your a pro!! been looking for zune x64 everywhere!!

Anonymous said...

thats amazing bro! we ♥ you ;)

Anonymous said...

THank you so much, I hate the normal Theme so Much,

osxer said...

Thanks...Simple easy intuitive tutorial, simply clean, without hacking any files. Really appreciate the tutorial.

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clueme iso said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

does this fix crashes caused by 32 bit version?

Dan_M said...

What crashes are you speaking of? This is the "32bit" version just with the locking to a architecture removed.

Anonymous said...

after dowloading zune from the official link it worked fine on xp 64bit for a while but crashed when i restarted pc. i uninstalled and deleted the files(navigatig files was slowed dramaticly) but the problem keeps occuring, have been looking for solution ever since. any ideas?

Dan_M said...

Had you installed from the way as described here in this posting or another? I have not heard of this issue before so I cannot truly say this _will_ fix it. I would think that if this was widespread we would have heard something more about it.

Anonymous said...

thx!

Anonymous said...

Works perfectly!

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks, this saved me the trouble of having to cannibalizing from an install on a 32bit system.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant ! :D
Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

thanks champ so easy. wish i had your talent.

Anonymous said...

You the Best thank you thank you

john rambo said...

great tutorial. 10 / 10 hot potatoes

Anonymous said...

Thanks bro, it works! :)

meekythegeek said...

Thanks that worked :)

Jumanji said...

Thanks man, it helped me a lot, u r gr8. Keepup the good work. Hats off to you...:)

Hernando said...

Thank you so much Dan, your simplistic way works like a charm, Bravo!!!

Anonymous said...

Clear instructions, easily followed, worked flawlessly. Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

vince m: ur the man.. ur the man dude..work great without any hickups... thanks alot.. appreciate ur work..

Frozenpt said...

Thank you sir! You were very helpful here.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip !

best regards

Squall said...

You're Genius! Grateful Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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