Windows 7 Blue theme for Windows Media Player 12

Bored of the way your Windows Media Player looks? Want to customize your WMP 12 ? Here is  a nice way to change the look of your Windows Media Player 12.


Once you have download the file from Deviantart, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 folder and find wmploc.dll.

Take ownership of wmploc.dll.

Copy it to your desktop and save it as a backup copy.

As an additional safety measure, rename the original wmploc.dll in the system32 folder as wmploc.dll.old, so that it remains as an additional backup in your system32 folder.

Now copy the new downloaded wmploc.dll into the system32 folder.

Open Windows Media Player and see the difference!

I tried it. Worked like a charm.

Sould any problem arise, one can always run the System File  Checker.

Download file from Deviantart : 32-bit | 64-bit.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. “Take ownership of wmploc.dll”

    I had trouble taking ownership of the .dll file.
    I was using the R. click> properties> security tab> edit I was allowed to keep the full control when I clicked “OK”.

    Is there a way you could suggest that would allow me to be able to add the .old tag and thus use the new .dll?

  2. Edit of above:

    I was allowed to keep the full control when I clicked “OK”. Should be, I was “not” allowed to keep the full control when I clicked “OK”.

  3. Use UWT to ‘Add take ownership’ option, easily to your right click context menu, easily.

    Click Yes to the prompts…

  4. Thank you very much. That is quite helpful.

  5. I got it to work. It looks really good with a blue Win 7 theme.

    I had UWT v2.0 so I got the new version and took care of that too!

  6. Aung

    I have a problem with version number.
    I can not run the wmp after replace.

    Error message show “The wmploc.dll has a version number of 12.0.7600.16415 where 12.0.7600.16385 was expected”

  7. ^ Do a System Restore or Run sfc /scannow

  8. Ashish

    I have followed all the instruction but yet there is no change in my w. m. player can you people help me?

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