XP Power, 7 Looks

#1
Needless to say XP is a very popular and remarkable operating system. One thing XP has definitely left to be desired is its looks. I think there is nothing wrong if we try to make it look more like 7. So, there are two ways:

1). Automatic by using the 7 Transformation Pack (Download Now)

2). Change XP looks manually, fully or partially. A very good tutorial is here.


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I prefer to modify manually:


1. Uxtheme Multi-patcher 6.0Uxtheme Multi-patcher will allow you to use any 3rd party msstyle theme on Windows XP/SP1/SP2 or Windows Server 2003 (with Themes enabled) just by patching the uxtheme.dll (dynamic link library).
x32 & x64 bit compatible.




2. Go to www. deviantart.com and get a 7-like msstyle theme. Extract it to your C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\ > then double-click on it and apply.


Download SevenVG RTM Theme with Normal Taskbar for Windows XP - Tweaking with Vishal

Download SevenVG Black RTM Theme with Normal Taskbar for Windows XP - Tweaking with Vishal



3. You need Icon Tweaker if you wish to add 7 icons.



4. 7 icons pack for Icon Tweaker


Lee Soft


5. ViStart
(7 Start Menu)



6. Lee-Soft - ViGlance: Windows 7 SuperBar for XP




7. Lee-Soft - ViSplore: Glass Browser for XP
(7-like explorer)

8. Visual Task Tips - Home
(optional, if you don't use viGlance)

9. TaskSwitchXP - Alt-Tab Replacement For XP - NTWind Software
(awsome software that allows task switching with visual previews)

10. Official WinFlip Mirror
(this program is great but a little buggy, its development paused)



11. TokyoDownstairs: Magic Formation
(a nice handy launcher that you can also use in Vista and 7)



12. Sidebar:

[AddOn] Windows Sidebar v6.0.6002.18005 - WinCert.net Forums
 


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droflex

Guest
#2
Aaaaaah. It looks like the guy I bought my computer from must have done this. I was wondering why the "XP" I have didnt look like the "XP" I was use to. It looks like Windows 7 but it's not Windows 7.

I dont have all the super-duper fancy things like the cascading windows so it must be the "7 transformation pack".

Is there a way to find out what was installed to make it look that way?

Thanks for posting this.
 


#3
Drew is quite right, that way or XP > Control Panel > Install/Uninstall programs > see the list of all that's installed in your system.

But if you can't see a TP or anything like that, then someone may have done it manually. :) Ok, post your desktop screenshot, droflex, I'm curious. :)
 


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droflex

Guest
#4
Drew is quite right, that way or XP > Control Panel > Install/Uninstall programs > see the list of all that's installed in your system.

But if you can't see a TP or anything like that, then someone may have done it manually. :) Ok, post your desktop screenshot, droflex, I'm curious. :)
Heres the screenshot

View attachment 4423
 


#6
This is so awesome. I can't have Win7 on my PC cause it's not powerful enough, but now it looks like it at least, lol.
 


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