Make XP Look Like Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Louis C-W, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Louis C-W

    Louis C-W Guest

    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
     
    Louis C-W, Mar 14, 2007
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    kirk jim Guest

    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
     
    kirk jim, Mar 14, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Tried WindowBlinds by Stardock. Wasn't that impressed. Pity I failed to
    read their NO-money back guarantee.
     
    Peter, Mar 14, 2007
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  4. Louis C-W

    kirk jim Guest

    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...
     
    kirk jim, Mar 14, 2007
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  5. The fastest way to make XP look like Vista to to take a handful of horse
    shit and smear it on the screen.
     
    Captain Cuspid, Mar 14, 2007
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  6. Louis C-W

    Wrecklass Guest

    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.
     
    Wrecklass, Mar 14, 2007
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  7. Louis C-W

    kirk jim Guest

    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...
     
    kirk jim, Mar 14, 2007
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    Albert Sims Guest

    I've been tending to go the "other way" with the last two OS's... I used
    the "Classic" look in XP to avoid its "Fisher Price" interface, and am
    now using the "Classic" look in Vista Home Premium. My computer
    displays have pretty much looked the same since 98...

    /hates "flashy" interfaces...
     
    Albert Sims, Mar 15, 2007
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    Saucy Lemon Guest

    I figured that with WIndows 2000. WindowBlinds worked with it .. but there
    were always glitches etc. I figured not to bother and just stick with what I
    could get "natively", so to speak. Altering the OS is a big propostion and
    seems doomed to complications.

    Saucy Lemon
     
    Saucy Lemon, Mar 15, 2007
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    Island Dog Guest

    Island Dog, Mar 20, 2007
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    kirk jim Guest

    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.
     
    kirk jim, Mar 20, 2007
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    JTJersey Guest

    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.
     
    JTJersey, Mar 20, 2007
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