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64 views

How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my windows 8 to the classic theme (a theme that look more like windows XP).
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1answer
89 views

Why does Microsoft not allow unsigned themes in Windows [closed]

I'm just curious as to WHY Microsoft does not allow custom themes in their Windows operating system. The foundation had existed since the days of XP, they have just disabled this feature since they ...
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0answers
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Classic Theme doesnt load

My problem is that I cant change the windows theme to the Classic Style that looks like win98, yes I want the classic style because I made a custom color theme soft and dark, that I couldnt make out ...
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2answers
851 views

enabling “classic” look in Windows 7 - or at least reducing window edge widths

After looking here, I'm still at a loss. Is it possible to enable a "Classic" view a la Windows XP's theme that would make the environment look more like Windows 2000? If not, is there a way to ...
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2answers
815 views

Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7?

Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7? Will it work? Will it cause damage?
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1answer
326 views

Fooling a program to think the Windows XP theme is different

I love using light-text-on-dark-background color schemes for as many programs as I can. However, I don't use a light-on-dark theme for Windows XP itself, because many Windows programs do not play ...
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4answers
11k views

Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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1answer
95 views

How to use custom visual styles in Windows XP?

How can I use custom (non-official) visual styles in Windows XP?
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0answers
215 views

How to set a theme for Windows XP to use before a use logs in?

If Windows XP "welcome screen" is disabled (manually or by joining a domain) an ordinary window is used to log-in (like it was in Windows 2000). This window is styled with default Windows XP "Luna" ...
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1answer
447 views

Custom theme creation for Outlook 2007

I would like to create a custom theme for Outlook 2007 and use it as default. Running Windows XP SP3.
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2answers
392 views

My Office Suite always looks like Window Classic Style

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask such a question, but i'm hoping someone can help me in any case. I have Office 2007 with the exception of Outlook 2007 installed on my pc. In addition ...
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2answers
320 views

Creating Themes in Windows 7

I know in Windows XP it was not a trivial exercise to create your own themes. Is this task easier in Windows 7? And if so, what is involved?
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1answer
138 views

Windows 7 Themes on Windows XP

I often download themes from which I only use the wallpapers or some of the icons or sounds or cursors. This is possible because, after unzipping them, what I get is a folder of all the separate ...
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1answer
570 views

How can I get the VS Color Theme Editor to color my tabs properly?

In an application (Visual Studio 2010) the tabs of files that are opened in the editor are always brownisch, whatever Windows theme I use. There is a plugin for VS2010 (Visual Studio Color Theme ...
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1answer
111 views

Any reasons to avoid using Windows XP Themes?

There are so many cool themes out there for Windows XP. I'm interested in trying some out, but I wanted to check with the SU community first: Assuming you download and install a theme from a ...
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6answers
1k views

Better window arrangement for Windows XP?

Does anyone know of a tool or plugin for Windows XP that allows me to "dock" a window on one half of the screen, as if that half were an entirely separate display? Ideally, I'd like to be able to ...
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3answers
321 views

Good ways to change Icons in Windows XP? [closed]

I'm looking for a good, preferably fast way to change icons in Windows XP. I've found a few methods, but they weren't exactly efficient. EDIT: to clarify, I'm looking for alternatives similar to ...
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2answers
7k views

Windows XP: How to load and save sound schemes?

Windows users can change the sounds associated with program events using the dialog in Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Properties -> Sounds. Different sounds (or no sound) can be assigned to program ...
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3answers
4k views

How can I make Vista look like XP?

I recorded part of a video training with XP and now I have Vista installed. I want the look of the windows (the candy buttons XP theme) to be the same through all the videos. How can I make Vista ...
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6answers
2k views

How to get back the themes feature in Windows XP?

When I try to set a visual style in Windows XP (the standard Luna, for example), I get one of these two: "Access denied" error. It works, but when I restart the computer, I get the Classic look ...
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3answers
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What are some good “Mac themes” for XP?

I want to install a Mac theme in XP. I've tried several transformation packs without success. Any advice on how I can do that or recommendations for good Mac or Mac-like themes?
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3answers
1k views

Where can I find great Windows XP themes? [closed]

For the last couple of years I have used the Zune theme for Windows XP. Once the background picture is removed it is a very classy look for XP. Is there a place on the web where I can find other ...
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4answers
4k views

What are the best minimal windows XP themes you know? [closed]

I'm thinking about changing my plain-old xp theme (classic) into something new, but still minimalistic. Which ones do you recommend?