Old 13th September 2009, 15:37   #1
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Skins not working in windows 7

When I download a skin, and activate it, nothing happens. It acts like the skin is activated (check mark next to it) but I still get the same classic look. I can't even use the winamp modern skin.

Is this a bug, or is there a remedy?
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Old 13th September 2009, 19:00   #2
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Found the solution myself. You have to choose "modern skin support" when installing.
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Old 5th July 2012, 09:54   #3
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Found the solution myself. You have to choose "modern skin support" when installing.
..at which point of installation you choose "modern skin support"?
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Old 5th July 2012, 11:10   #4
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..at which point of installation you choose "modern skin support"?
Winamp Installation Notes

On the "Choose Components" page of the installer > User Interface Extensions > Modern Skin Support

It should be checkmarked by default, so if it's unchecked, then this means that you must've unchecked it yourself at some point....
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Old 8th July 2012, 13:14   #5
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..it is still the same!! I tried twice (once, uninstalled and once re-write) re-installing Winamp making sure that "Modern Skin Support" is well checked. But, the same thing! Its quite weird. Its been years using Winamp, but never saw anything like this before
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Old 14th July 2012, 09:24   #6
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Old 8th September 2012, 01:18   #7
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I just had the same problem. The Fix is this

Go to the skins folder
it's normally in c:\program files(x86)\winamp

right click on the skins folder, choose PROPERTIES
Click on the Security Tab

A Permissions window will open
Click "Edit"
Go to your user name and any other that uses Winamp and click FULL CONTROL

Click Apply and then install the skin. It worked for me, got my FX21 Evo skin back, those old ones are just not good enough, I was about to look for a new player. This is something Winamp should have fixed already, it looks like an old problem.
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Old 14th November 2012, 22:54   #8
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furiousfunk thank you so much! This worked for me perfectly. Thanks again :-)
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Old 14th November 2012, 23:20   #9
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FYI

Changing permissions is a way to get older non-compatible stuff to work. But it should be used with care and only for things you trust, as a temporary fix. This opens the back door for malware and other bad things to get in your system.

It is safer to install non-compatible stuff under Administrator mode. Then run Winamp temporarily in Administrator mode to set it up or change settings.

Just saying.

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it also makes DrO cranky and kill a puppy everytime some does that...

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Old 15th November 2012, 06:59   #11
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Haha

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