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Make XP Look Like Vista

  1. #11


    kirk jim Guest

    Re: Make XP Look Like Vista

    yes.. unsigned themes, that use the native service that is built in to xp,
    in contrast with windowblinds
    that has its own service.

    I am using the native theme service of xp...

    I have used that theme you have in the link "Eminence".. but I don't like
    windowblinds.. it has too many small annoying problems. I have tested
    windowblinds with hundreds of themes...

    I just dont like it... at least for XP..for vista it may be my only solution
    to get rid of the horrible aero.




    "Island Dog" <IslandDog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news9E67961-5DC9-4EBB-968B-5CF2097DA45F@microsoft.com...
    > Skins like this are well designed.
    >
    > http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...d=5758&libid=1
    >
    > With hacking your dll you are not getting native themes, you are getting
    > the
    > ability to run unsigned themes.
    >
    >
    > "kirk jim" wrote:
    >
    >> Oh I never used windowblinds on XP... never... ever!
    >> Because as you say the themes were badly designed...
    >>
    >> I used the UXtheme patcher for XP and used visual styles that were native
    >> to
    >> XP
    >> some are very well designed...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Wrecklass" <wrecklass1@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Oqf552oZHHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> > Actually I didn't like any of the WindowBlinds skins for XP back when I
    >> > used XP.
    >> > Most of the skins are badly designed, but the biggest problem I had was
    >> > that
    >> > WindowBlinds had numerous bugs that were never fixed. Fonts that didn't
    >> > display
    >> > correctly in buttons, window elements that were drawn incorrectly,
    >> > performance
    >> > issues. I really wanted to like ObjectDesktop and WindowBlinds (I paid
    >> > for
    >> > the
    >> > deluxe package) but it is just too buggy.
    >> >
    >> > Recommend you NOT use WindowBlinds for a good looking/stable system.
    >> >
    >> > "kirk jim" <11@11.11> wrote in message
    >> > news:eaEi%23LnZHHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> >> that is for skins or themes... the OP was asking for boot screen and
    >> >> logon screen.
    >> >>
    >> >> As for windowblinds, you are not impressed because people have not
    >> >> designed yet skins that
    >> >> are made for vista.... the ones you see are the older ones made for
    >> >> XP...
    >> >>
    >> >> wait a little and you will see the new themes... I am sure its a good
    >> >> solution
    >> >> since Vista has only 2 themes...
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:Oe3vpInZHHA.1400@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> >>> Tried WindowBlinds by Stardock. Wasn't that impressed. Pity I
    >> >>> failed
    >> >>> to read their NO-money back guarantee.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> --
    >> >>> Peter
    >> >>> Toronto, Canada
    >> >>> XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate
    >> >>> P4 HT @ 3.00ghz, 4.0gb RAM, 700gb HDD
    >> >>>
    >> >>> "kirk jim" <11@11.11> wrote in message
    >> >>> news:en8IcGnZHHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> >>>> stardocks bootskin for changing the boot skin works great... and
    >> >>>> doesnt
    >> >>>> fiddle with important system files like other boot image changers
    >> >>>> do...
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> the logon screen changer from stardock is also very good... no
    >> >>>> problems
    >> >>>> at all
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> "Louis C-W" <LouisCW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >>>> news:7305D24D-CA91-46FA-9207-CC7165993A47@microsoft.com...
    >> >>>>>I recently downloaded three differen programs onto my XP service
    >> >>>>>pack
    >> >>>>>two
    >> >>>>> machine, these were DesktopX, Maodate and DesktopX SideBar.
    >> >>>>> These things gave me the widnows 3D filp, not as good as Vista but
    >> >>>>> nearly
    >> >>>>> there, the side var and the Vista start menu and taskbar along with
    >> >>>>> the
    >> >>>>> Windows Vista theme. These made XP look quite good and I could have
    >> >>>>> downloaded a thing to change the boot screen and the logon screen
    >> >>>>> but
    >> >>>>> I
    >> >>>>> desided not to fiddle around with the inner workings of a very
    >> >>>>> complex
    >> >>>>> os.
    >> >>>>> Has anyone else tryed this???
    >> >>>>>
    >> >>>>> Louis C-W
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  2. #12


    JTJersey Guest

    Re: Make XP Look Like Vista

    On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 18:33:23 -0700, Island Dog wrote:

    > Skins like this are well designed.
    >
    > http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...d=5758&libid=1
    >


    Boy, as soon as I opened that link it reminded me of my Win3.1 days.
    There were some neat programs available to give you a Win95 look.
    Calmira, Dashboard, Taskbar, Group Icons. That used to be fun. I finally
    dismantled my Win3.11 with the Calmira shell last year. I was still
    running it in my shop for record keeping and receipts and such.
    --
    Registered Linux User #267152


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