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TUTORIAL: Transform Windows XP into Windows Vista


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#1 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:45 AM

Since we all know that Windows Vista has been released but its too costly to purchase. The most interesting thing in Vista is its look, new icons, cursors, theme, sounds, login screen, boot screen, etc. So I'm posting this tutorial to make our existing Windows XP to look-a-like Windows Vista.

Yes! There are lots of Vista Transformation packs available on net but I never use them because they slow down the windows and also install a few 3rd party utilities. So its better to do all the things manually.

In this tutorial, I'll tell you about how to make following things to look-a-like Vista:

Visual style (or theme)
Boot screen
Login screen
Sounds
Mouse Cursors
Windows Icons
Windows Explorer
Progress dialog box
Shutdown/log off dialog box
About Windows box
System Properties dialog box
Windows Classic Startmenu Left-side Image and Start button Logo
and a few other things


So here we go:

Transform Windows XP in Windows Vista without Customization pack

Edited by Vishal Gupta, 19 June 2011 - 02:08 PM.


#2 Straetmans

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:48 AM

I don't like vista anymore, but this tutorial is great.
I can apply this to any other style.

Thanks for the time you took to write this tut! :)

#3 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:52 AM

Thanks buddy. :)

#4 Johnnyboy

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

Wow, thanks for all those links. Great thread! (Y)

#5 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:53 PM

Thank you. :D

#6 SharmanNet

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:24 PM

Now that's a nice guide to transform XP to Vista! Keep up the great work man ;)

#7 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:26 PM

Thanks. ;)

#8 Guylia

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

I don't like vista anymore, but this tutorial is great.



Same here :D However, tutorial is damn great!

#9 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:48 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words. :D

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:30 PM

Awesome work! bookmarking your site and stuff! :D

#11 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:32 PM

^^ Much appreciated buddy. ;)

#12 PenaltyKillah

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:15 AM

Hmm... they're all nice and well, but here's one thing:

ALL OF THEM ARE FAKES/CLONES/VARIATIONS.

Even soccer moms can see through them.

#13 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:23 AM

^^ lol. Thanks. :D

#14 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:48 AM

You missed Vista Screensavers for XP :)

#15 ThunderROM

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:53 AM

I've seen a lot of Windows XP to Vista guides here, but nothing is comparable to this one. Excellent job!

#16 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:57 AM

@ThunderROM
Thank you so much for this nice comment. :)

@Seventh Surfer
Thanks. Added in first post. :)

Edited by Vishal Gupta, 27 November 2007 - 09:01 AM.


#17 SwataZ

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:10 AM

Welcome to WinMatrix :) Awesome tutorial!!! Yesterday i found this tutorial at your homepage (http://www.askvg.com...omization-pack/) Copy/Cut/Movie dialog customizing is cool!!!

#18 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:37 PM

^^ Thanks. :D

#19 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:52 PM

More stuff:
DreamScene for XP
Vista Wallpapers

#20 Rishi87

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hi,superb thread.I want a little help from you,sir.How can i change the text in Log off/Shut down dialog box?Also if there is possible to change the animations without changing the dialog boxes?If yes, how can i do it?

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