Change Progress Bar Color of Windows 7

Sometimes small changes can be significantly aesthetic. In this case we present you a little trick to change color of Windows 7 progress bar to blue.

In fact many elements in Windows 7 are in blue tones, like the icons, navigation buttons, elements of windows which makes the green progress bar of Windows 7 somewhat unfit so make it look cool blue via MyDigitalLife.

The colors are part of the language of the operating system’s graphical environment, we all know that such a message in red are not good news, but perhaps we have not noticed that in Windows, specifically Windows 7 in most of the elements are shown in shades of blue. The icons, elements of windows such as buttons, the start button except the progress bar.

windows 7 progress bar

How to change Windows 7 Progress bar color to Blue

  1. Download Blue_ProgressBar.rar
  2. Disable Aero in Control Panel-Personalization(switch to classic or basic theme).
  3. Install the correct UxStyle for your system(x86 or x64).
  4. Install the TakeOwnership.reg registry hack and take ownership of the original aero.msstyles file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero
  5. Execute ThemeInstall.exe (its a selfextracting SFX archive.Or open the SFX with winrar and extarct the file manually if your windows directory is not C:\).
  6. Re-enable Aero in Control Panel-Personalization.
  7. Restart your PC

Download File refers to Megaupload Servers so, use the trick to bypass megaupload waiting time


About the Author

Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. Nihar says:

    Its great to see that tweaks have already started to come after only few days that windows 7 is leaked…

  2. raamee says:

    file not found … pls update the link..

  3. raamee says:

    great,, changed the color to blue.. looking nice… thanks for sharing!

  4. Vladza says:

    Can you tell me how to change the progress bar to red?

  5. raamee says:

    now how to roll back to green,,?

  6. Kate says:

    Some questions:
    1. Does this also change the green in the browser icon when downloading stuff?
    1.a. If not, do you know how?
    2. Do you know how to turn all of the orange another color (e.g. the icon flashing or a new program installed in the start menu)?

  7. Kate says:

    I didn’t get any answers so I tried it (x86) and it kind of messed things up. I am now stuck in classic mode. I can click the other aero themes, but the task bar remains in classic mode. Help? Really?

    • Rohit Langde says:

      All Progress bars are changed to green including Browser downloading.
      Secondly, try restoring back Windows and undo the changes made to rollback to previous color.

    • Kate says:

      I found a system restore that’s not too long ago so I’ll only lose a few hours of customization… but I would like to know why this happened and how I can prevent it. Is your guide outdated?

      • Rohit Langde says:

        This may have happened because of your small mistake in following procedure as UxStyle patches your default windows DLL files which are responsible for styling. The guide is not outdated and it should work with every Windows 7 installation.

  8. Kate says:

    Good to hear, I’ll try again and post an update.

    • Kate says:

      I swear I did everything the same, but it worked ^.^ My computer just got 10 times more awesome! Now I just have to learn how to change all orange things to another color… *goes back to googling*

  9. Dogma says:

    Sorry,but when i try to download the .rar thingy 2shared says it been moved etc..any living link?please? there a way to restore the greens?

  10. jim says:

    my eset found virus on Blue_ProgressBar.rar link

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