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Get a Windows XP theme from an XP computer?


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#1 Jayson201

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:26 AM

Okay, I might have just had a braingasm here.....

I've been looking through WindowBlind's WindowBlinds, and I started to think (Oh dear XD)
I have a Windows XP computer in the house I am currently in.
I have a Windows 7 computer (MY laptop)......

Could I possibly copy certain files from the XP and put them on my laptop, and apply them, ultimately making my Win7 look like Xp???
If it is possible, Which files would I need to copy, and how would I apply them to my theme in Windows 7?

(Dear lord i make myself sound stupid when asking a question XD....I'm actually very computer literate, just hang with me for a second :huh: )

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:37 AM

Not possible, But im sure there is a theme for win7 that looks similar to WinXP's

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:45 AM

Not possible, But im sure there is a theme for win7 that looks similar to WinXP's


There is a few themes for Win7 on WinCustomize that look like Win XP (Too bad I can only use the WindowBlinds format, the other stuff looks epic too!)

Meh, Betcha if I had elite programming skillz (Like, as good as 'Uncle Bill') I could do it ;D

I'ma start bothering Microsoft about the EPIX that XP is ;D

Thanks anyway my friend,
Stay Frosty

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Not possible, But im sure there is a theme for win7 that looks similar to WinXP's


There is a few themes for Win7 on WinCustomize that look like Win XP (Too bad I can only use the WindowBlinds format, the other stuff looks epic too!)

Meh, Betcha if I had elite programming skillz (Like, as good as 'Uncle Bill') I could do it ;D

I'ma start bothering Microsoft about the EPIX that XP is ;D

Thanks anyway my friend,
Stay Frosty


It's possible with 3rd party themes but General forum rules states out

# No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

I think 3rd party themes would be consider altering the system to install these themes but i maybe wrong.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:06 PM

It's possible with 3rd party themes but General forum rules states out

# No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

I think 3rd party themes would be consider altering the system to install these themes but i maybe wrong.



Third Party themes are perfectly fine with in regards to programs like Windows Blinds and making your own or from downloading them from trusted sites such as Deviant Art.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:29 PM

It's possible with 3rd party themes but General forum rules states out

# No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

I think 3rd party themes would be consider altering the system to install these themes but i maybe wrong.



Third Party themes are perfectly fine with in regards to programs like Windows Blinds and making your own or from downloading them from trusted sites such as Deviant Art.


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http://satukoro.deviantart.com/art/Luna-po...-Aero-136960235 this is the xp version theme

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I was just checking with you.

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#7 Jayson201

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

Chris. I am not going to sound like a stalker, so I won't say "I love you".
But dude. :D

I have a program to open and read RAR Files, and I see every file in the RAR file I downloaded.....how do I apply that theme? The one Chris gave me?

Edited by ComputerTalk-Jayson, 13 July 2010 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

I dont play with themes but I dont know how to install 3rd party themes but some other may know hopefully. or Google but I can deciper the files in that achieve folder so I dont know if i knew I would give you instructions You can ask the author who created the theme.

Glad I can make your day I will try to look for you

Edit: I play with my Theme just to show you

What I did I

Download that file
Download http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-them...a-themes-easily
Install that application
and Browswe for that .theme file hit apply

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