If you’ve had enough bad experiences upgrading your M*S products, you’re too poor to upgrade to Vista or you just refuse on principle, you can always customise Windows XP to make it look like Vista. These customisation packs gives you all the flashy features of Vista without having to shell-out a few hundred dollars for the original, or much more for hardware upgrades.
These packs include most of Vista's features including transparency of the windows, 3D Vista style icons, mouse cursors, boot screen, login screen, and a whole host of Vista themes to name a few. After installing the pack, you’ll be asked to restart, when you’ll find that your system has been through an impressive transformation although the fact that Windows Vista isn’t actually that radically different from XP, shouldn’t be held against any of these packs.
Vista Transformation Pack 6
Vista Transformation Pack will give to your Windows XP system the new and cool look of M*crosoft's new operating system: Windows Vista. The pack changes most of the system icons, skins and toolbars and also adds new enhancements to your desktop such as a dock bar or a different system tray clock.
This release has many more icons update and much better visual styles and WindowBlinds skin, with bugs from earlier release fixed.
Vista Customization Pack v3.6
Features include Aero Visual Style, Styler Toolbar themes, Modded UXTheme, Msstyle and WB 5 Theme The WB Skin, Vista Wallpapers, New Icons Installation, IconCache rebuild, DLL Patching [similar to Brico's Pack], New Screensavers(Aurora), WMP 11 Skin, New tray icons(audio and network), New System & Desktop Properties.
-Uninstaller [Revert your system easily].
Universal Vista Inspirat Brico Pack v1.1
Universal Vista Inspirat Brico Pack is a multilanguage desktop enhancement shell pack, destined to change your desktop to a Windows Vista GUI. It consists of modified icons and a new themed appearance for all versions of XP except Windows XP 64 bit.
During the installation, you can choose the components to be installed including the customized version of MSN Messenger, Outlook Express, or WMP 10. A nice feature of this desktop enhancement pack is the floating bar, which can be positioned anywhere on the desktop and customized with shortcuts to your applications that start on single click.
Vista Sidebars (5) by Thoosje
Visual Task Tips
A handy Windows shell enhancement that displays a thumbnail snapshot of any Windows that are minimized to the Windows
taskbar, as seen in M*crosoft Windows Vista. Just hover your mouse over a taskbar item and instead of the standard info tip, you will see a small snapshot of the Window.
Visual Task Tips works with minimized folders, applications and web pages.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Posted by nitin at 10:29 AM