Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 53
Default XP themes or whatever their called

I am sick to death of the blue or silver bars and junk that come with XP. I've searched for XP themes and they all require you to buy some third party program and I don't want to do that because A) it costs money and B) It uses up extra resources. Is it really that hard to turn the start bar and window title bars a gloss black or something? I would have thought that a simple google search would have brought me oodles of them but aparently I was wrong.
__________________

band-aid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 12:42 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

dont know any easy way around it apart from buying some software like window blinds or style xp
__________________

Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 53
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

really? thats a shame. Seems like something so obvious but then again it is M$.
band-aid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

I think that Windows Blinds has a free trial that u can use for as long as u want. And it really doesn't use that much resources.
mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

Actually, google UXTheme patch and download it.

After, go to www.themexp.org and download some.
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 06:32 PM   #6
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 53
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

well, I installed the patch and sounds great, but I don't want to install the themes from themexp. In the installer it requires you to install spyware. I'll keep looking. If anyone else knows some better sites I'd be greatful for links. Thanks.
band-aid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 06:44 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

WindowsX, who is some guy that makes theme packs, is free do a search on him and i'm sure you'll get his programs and they are free, no trials or anything. I used his program for a Vista Transformation...it was good

EDIT: Vista Transformation Pack

Also, the Vista pack has other themes in it as well
__________________
www.crazycomputers.org
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 07:07 PM   #8
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 53
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

http://www.themexp.org/preview.php?m...ck+Final+2.zip
I really like that one. Exactly what I'm looking for. I googled for WindowsX and found several of his projects but didn't see any XP themes. I don't really want to transform to Vista right now. Anyone know where I can get a theme silimar to that one?
band-aid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 07:23 PM   #9
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

Quote:
Originally Posted by band-aid
well, I installed the patch and sounds great, but I don't want to install the themes from themexp. In the installer it requires you to install spyware. I'll keep looking. If anyone else knows some better sites I'd be greatful for links. Thanks.
Okay, download the files AND:

Do this rule. I willl use 12345.exe as the example.


Start>Run

C:\12345.exe /x C:\temp

The /x is the command to extract files.

Then, open the file %EXENAME% with WinRAR.

There's the theme. Extract it to C:\WINDOWS\Themes.

Open it and there, you have your skin!
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2006, 07:34 PM   #10
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 53
Default Re: XP themes or whatever their called

omg thats sneaky
I never knew you could do that. Thanks for the help.
__________________

band-aid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« SLI o.o | Build o.O »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0