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Teddy Rogers

I had been looking for a long, long time for a decent theme for WinXP. I have tried (more than) a few but hated the majority of them because you had to install lots of other crap programs (to pay to upgrade), spyware, adware - that all killed the system - just to allow you to run a theme that wasn't interesting anyway. All this was until I came across Vistamizer.

I'll just copy and paste the info on it to better explain:

VistaMizer - Give your Windows XP the Vista look!

VistaMizer modifies your system files, so that when you reboot after installing VistaMizer, you won't even remember how your old desktop looked like.

Why am I posting this? Simply because I think it is a great theme (the best I have come across) that actually works and it looks great. I expected that I would have lots of problems with it but surprisingly after weeks of use this has not been the case.

Here is the link so you can check it out and see for yourself:

http://www.public.sytes.net/hoefs/windows/...php?lang=en#log

http://rapidshare.com/files/34255235/Vista...ultilingual.rar

Ted.

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SuperCRacker

I'm downloading it, I will try it right now ... Thanks for sharing.

SC.

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Blah

thanx 4 the heads up...ill try it but does it uninstall easliy without issues?? (just incase)

cheers

B

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Teddy Rogers

I haven't tried uninstalling (I haven't needed to) but updating works fine each time a new version is released. I do know however that it does create an uninstall when you install it, I don't know if this is tailor made for each system... :dunno:

Ted.

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Guest joey92077

Thanks, I use crystalxp's vista brico pack... hmm I wonder if this is better? Vista sucks though, but the look is beautiful :P

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SuperCRacker

I've installed it yesterday and I'm using it right now. It's great, it works 100% and the graphics are well designed. Congratz for the author.

SC.

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dA CLOwN

Very nice theme indeed, but it does leave some stuff behind after uninstalling...

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human

uninstall is ****, icons have such big step align like on vista and after uninstall it stays even with xp skin. also it doesn look like vista, 1 most ****ing me off thing in vista is softening of everything and it cant be disabled, yes cleartype in IE7, and other things, but i cant change all fonts to normal like xp, i hate those antialliased even on lcd they suxx, who invented that crap, and even icons in tray are so softened that you cant recognize what it is. next this default font in vista is so big that removes date from tray when taskbar is 2 lines, just shows time and day, date is gone. aero looks nice, too bad there isnt control how much soften background under it. and finally dont install any home editions due local group policies and other administration things are then unaviable.

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Teddy Rogers

Isn't all that changeable from Display Properties -> Appearance

Maybe you just need to install a different font?

post-620-1181511022_thumb.jpg

What about System -> Advanced -> Performance?

It would seem strange that none of these options can be changed in real Vista... :dunno:

Ted.

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human

well in vista like on your picture(from xp), font property is missing:(

you can choose advanced and then change font for some window things, but not desktop and many others.

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Loki

Thanks for the link. I have the same issue as you - really don't want to install Stardock or some other bloated crap just to change the theme. Been sticking with the XP Royale Theme for years now.

Looking forward to trying this one out :)

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Blah

if anybody wants i can upload all of the alienware themes they have that are free and some only come with "theme based systems"....

some neat stuff in there...

let me know.

cheers

B

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Killboy

Would be cool to have a look at them, Blah :)

Especially if they dont require any WindowsBlind **** only cracked uxtheme

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Blah
Would be cool to have a look at them, Blah :)

Especially if they dont require any WindowsBlind **** only cracked uxtheme

actually you can grab 4 of them here (not the ones that come with the themed systems though which i can upload so no worries)

Note: AlienGUIse is only compatible with Windows XP

http://www.alienware.com/intro_pages/invader.aspx

but i do think they were custom made from stardock...it has its own GUI so its not all that other stuff that comes with stardock products..

you simply install and and use the GUI to change them from one another...

these are the theme based ones ill upp.. (i dont think its considered warez cuzz its not something you "buy" they just come with the system)

http://theskinsfactory.com/skinsfactory/?page=view&portID=162&portPage=1http://theskinsfactory.com/skinsfactory/?page=view&portID=9&portPage=1  <---both "light and dark"http://theskinsfactory.com/sfadmin/files/126view1.gif

ill get it done sometime 2nite..

cheers

B

Edited by Blah (see edit history)

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oricode

I think we have a similar thing here, Its called the Vista Tranformation Pack.

http://www.windowsxlive.net/?page_id=15

Can be downloaded from here :

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Vista-Transformation-Pack.shtml

And it gives the Transparency effect as in the OS Vista.

Oricode.

@Blah

Waiting for those Alienware themes :)

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Blah

thanx for reminding me mate... been caught up with stuff.. :)

grab both parts before unpacking... ;)

http://rapidshare.com/files/37234480/PRT1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/37241498/PRT2.rar.html

88MB prt1

66MB prt2

pass

snd

this is all of 4 of the ones you cant get from the site..if you want all them just get the 4 from the site and these and your all set(check previous page for the other 4)...after installing all of em` just use the gui it comes with and you can control it all thru there...also you can delete the ones that are there that arent insalled so it wont bother your choices...

enjoy

cheers

B

Edited by Blah (see edit history)

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spiderhole

so if anyone has tried both Vista Transformation Pack and VistaMizer....is one more stable than the other? & does one have a better GUI?

thanks.

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neoLeech

hmm Vista will come with my new laptop

hope it's ok

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Teddy Rogers

VistaMizer 1.2.0

+ further files were worked on (now up to 380 modifications)

+ a System restore point (point of re-establishment) can now by the VistaMizer be provided

+ new Screensaver

+ MCE is supported and thus modification of the Media center

+ Bluetooth is modified likewise

+ for the packs of cards there are new first pages and spielkarten

+ further diagrams (icons, bmps, etc.) improves

+ with many further languages now also "to copy, delete, shift dialogues" modified

+ further small errors in the Design and the installation repaired

+ errors in the Bootlogo with XP version without SP2 repaired

+ errors in the Uninstaller corrected (now also the UxTheme Patch can be cancelled)

VistaMizer_1.2.0.exe.zip

Ted.

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What

Thanks for the info and torrent. I wasnt around for the first post, so this app is new to me. Been looking for something like this. Vista Transformation Pack doesnt work for me do to a couple of reasons. This seems to be working fine. Way better then the XP.

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Fungus

Vistamizer 1.2.1 has been released, check the authors homepage.

There is also links there to other things to go along with it, like true transparency (eats a lot of resources), the sidebar, and some other things.

So far it's been really stable for me. I wish it had support for the 24 bit logon screens though. But he might get to that eventually. The only bugs I've had are it not remembering folder settings sometimes, and the Start Menu looks messed up a tad on the computer I installed it to... I use classic start menu anyways so not really an issue with me. I have the Black Aurora desktop picture too if anyone wants it, to go along with the cool black theme. It's 1600*1200 24bit, so you can resize it to whatever desktop size you have. Just msg me and I will upload it somewhere, or link it here if Teddy thinks it is ok to do.

Cheers

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Teddy Rogers
if Teddy thinks it is ok to do.

It is perfectly fine... :)

Ted.

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Fungus

vistamizer 2.0 is released. Some bugs fixed. :)

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