Can you make it look like XP?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Andy, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    hi there. Can you make Vista look and act like Windows XP (themes?) i.e. the
    same way where you had a chance to make XP look like Windows 98 with all the
    classic menus etc?

    Simarly can you make Vista look like Windows 98 with classic start menus and


    Andy, Jan 30, 2007
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  2. HEY before you rush out and buy Vista let me promise you that the
    answer to the question:

    Can you make Vista look like XP?



    Sure there is a classic mode but that's the WinXP classic mode which
    is really old and ugly. There is no way in my edition on Vista (Home
    Premium) to get the current WinXP look.

    Shame really cos I think WinXP actually looks better than Aero -
    especilly when it comes to browsing files (I really hate that Vista
    Windows Explorer). What really annoys me about Aero is that they made
    the application borders bigger to show off the technology which is
    pointless. They also failed to properly intergrate the Menu bars in
    application that use them (Internet Explorer hides them by default for
    example). Then the maximize just makes everything grey... God it's all
    just depressing.
    william.hooper, Feb 5, 2007
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  3. Andy

    JP Guest

    On my... when XP came out there was a lot of the same complaining.
    People were used to the bland Win2000 interface and the new XP
    interface took a while to get used to.

    Now with Vista, it's deja-vu all over again. You will get used to it.
    Time moves on and we can't stay with the XP interface forever.
    JP, Feb 5, 2007
  4. Andy

    Roy Coorne Guest

    But the shining dark blue of the W2k screen was/is awful, isn't it?!

    Meanwhile, I am going to learn chess with Vista (which runs fine even
    with an antique GeForce4 MX440 64 MB whereas it is very slooow on a
    Matrox G550 32 MB - even with a recent driver for Vista)!

    Roy Coorne, Feb 6, 2007
  5. Andy

    Andy Guest

    It does seem strange to put a 'classic' Windows 98 Theme in Vista but not a
    Windows XP Theme in there.

    As for the look of the Vista icons and button makeovers yuk, they look
    amateur and jagged - what's with the Start button just being a graphic Icon
    on it now with not the word 'start' ?

    and I see even with Vista you still have to go to the start button shut down
    or log off !?!? - good job they never called it Windows Logic ..... mind
    you that has a nice name to it really rather than Vista.

    I had fun trying to open up c:\Documents & Settings folder in Vista today -
    I kept getting the access denied business scratching my head for over half
    an hour as to why I went on the net and learned that I had to take ownership
    of it. - Don't ya just love these new security features built in these days
    now. In the next version operating system it will most probably be so secure
    that you wont even be able to start up your PC at all without permissions
    and taking ownership. ah, Windows 98SE was a good operating system

    Andy, Feb 6, 2007
  6. Andy

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <#A$> Roy Coorne
    Going from memory, the G550 is essentially a 2D card, whereas the MX440
    has on-board 3D capabilities... So that makes sense.
    DevilsPGD, Feb 6, 2007
  7. Andy

    DevilsPGD Guest

    Too many jokes about pressing "start" to shut down?

    Do you need the word "Start"?
    DevilsPGD, Feb 6, 2007
  8. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Just thinking about new PC users though, they would need the text
    Andy, Feb 6, 2007
  9. I completely agree...
    Mike Schinkel, Feb 13, 2007
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