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#1 sharpie

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

does anyone know where i could get some safe windows xp themes? im getting tired of the whole blue, silver and olive green thing. id like a black or orange or just something that stands out so it doesnt look like every other xp laptop.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:21 AM

Good site really safe http://www.wincustomize.com/ , but if your worried about downloading why don't you download them zipped then scan them before install, in fact you don't even have to zip them to do that just scan them before opening them anyhow !

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#3 sharpie

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:05 AM

id like a few tips if you dont mind. all of the themes are shown in vista mode will they still work in xp?i like this one but i cant even find in the tutorials how to install the themes.http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=4470&libid=31

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#4 Mike_O

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:08 AM

I think the official Zune theme might be to your liking: http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Zune-Th...4-10818187.html

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:09 AM

will that mess up with the itunes on my system?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:15 AM

I use an official theme called 'Embedded' and it makes no alterations to iTunes (which I also use). I would imagine Zune would behave the same. Installing official themes adds them to the 'Theme' list in Display Properties. They're no more risky than the themes already present there.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:36 AM

I think the official Zune theme might be to your liking: http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Zune-Th...4-10818187.html

yea thats cool looking. do you know any good wallpapers that will go with it

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:54 AM

Zune includes the wallpaper you can see in the screenshots. I don't blame you for seeking an alternative though. I usually get my wallpaper from here: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads/date/any/

Hope that helps.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:41 PM

thanks mike. do you know where i can get some more official themes in the future. im not really liking that zune wallpaper too much. just doesnt look cool enough.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

'Royale': http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhan...for-WinXP.shtml
'Royale Noir': http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir
'Embedded': http://www.sizzledcore.com/2008/10/09/wind...for-xp-and-2003

Those, along with Zune are the only Microsoft signed themes I know of. 'Embedded' and 'Royale Noir' weren't officially released as standalone themes but work fine. I use 'Embedded' myself. There are some great looking unofficial themes out there but I personally avoid them because of the need to 'patch' a system file to make them work.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

For wallpaper you can just use any picture that you like, doesn't have to part of a theme.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:53 PM

thanks man i knew that, but some of these special wallpapers look so nice.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

Why settle for just one? I use Wallpaper Master to change my wallpaper at random. I have over 700 wallpapers.





http://jamesgart.com/wallpaperchanger/

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:29 AM

thanks, but i don't want them to change. i just want one bad ass wallapaper and a few nice themes. some of those sites are just not too user friendly and you have to download like three programs just to get your download as your new theme, but they do look hot.




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