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how to force a specific visual style file in windows 10.

Here in this article, we will tell you on how to force a specific visual style file by entering the path (location) of the visual style path in windows 10. This can be a local computer visual style or a file located on a remote server using a UNC path.

Requirements: - At least windows server 2003 operating system or windows XP professional.

The different visual style files on different operating systems of Windows and their effects are mentioned below:-

Windows XP:- While running this OS, you can select the Luna visual style by typing %windir%\resources\Themes\Luna\Luna.msstyles
Windows 7:- To select the windows classic visual style, leave the box blank beside “Path to visual style” and enable this setting
Windows 8 or Windows RT:- Here, you can’t apply the windows classic visual style
How to force a specific visual style file of force

Step 1:- Type “gpedit” in the Cortana search of your windows. This will show you the Group Policy Editor at the top. Click on its icon to open it. A screenshot of this Editor is shown below. You can follow the step down method shown in the picture to reach the target setting. Step 2:- You can also reach the destined target by following the below written path.

Local Computer Policy => User Configuration => Administrative Templates => Control Panel => Personalization
This will open the personalization window as shown above. Now go to the second facet and search for “force a specific visual style file” or just come to the bottom.

Step 3:- Double click on this icon to open the edit window. You can also open its edit window by right clicking on its icon and then selecting the “edit” in the context menu. This will open the Edit Window.

Step 4:- By default, the state of this setting is set to “Not Configured”. To force a specific visual style file, you need to enable this function here on this edit window. Tick against the bubble present left to the function “Enabled” in this window. In the comment box, you can add some keywords present on the right panel in the edit window.

Step 5:- At last click on Apply and then press OK. When you hit ok, edit window will be closed and you can see the Local Group Policy Editor once again. Here, you can see the state of “force a specific visual style file” changed to Enabled. If you have added some comments, it will put a “Yes” just below the comment section.

Some of the important features of this setting are described below:-

If you enable this setting, the visual style file specified by you will be used. However, a user can’t apply a different visual style while changing themes.
Suppose the file specified by you is not available, the default file will be loaded.
Users can select the visual style which they want to use in their PC by changing themes only when the setting is disabled or set to not configured.

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