Thursday, 09 August 2007

How to make Windows XP look like Windows Vista

If you're still using Windows XP and haven't yet decided to make the switch to Windows Vista but still want to get the look-and-feel of Windows Vista, look no further than the Vista Transformation Pack. This freeware utility will transform your Windows XP graphical user interface to look like Windows Vista.

Vista Transformation Pack will modify resources in Windows XP such as:

  • Boot screen
  • Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
  • New msstyles files (visual styles)
  • New desktop and file icons
  • New toolbar icons
  • Progress Dialogs
  • Sounds scheme
  • System Tray icons
  • New Wallpapers
  • Windows Media Player Skins
  • And much more

I tried the Vista Transformation Pack a few months back and was pleasantly satisfied with its results. It also had the added benefit of easing my transition from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

Download: Vista Transformation Pack 7.0 [31.6 MB]

Suggested Reading
- How to extend Windows Vista's 30 day activation period (legally)
- How to enable the hidden boot logo in Windows Vista
- How to disable writing to USB devices in Windows Vista
- How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
- How to disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista

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2 Responses to “How to make Windows XP look like Windows Vista”

Anonymous said...
10 August 2007 at 12:06

that sounds awesome and would save xp-fans a lot of money. but doesn´t it make your computer much slower?

CyberSt0rm said...
10 August 2007 at 13:20

Not really. I used the transformation for a few weeks and noticed no performance decrease at all!

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