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#1 AMIRZ

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:24 PM

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#2 PeterRollar

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:32 PM

Great work as ever. Thank you so much. :)

#3 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Very nice as usual. Keep up the good work. :)

#4 kyosan

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:50 PM

:P Many thanks, AMIRZ :wub:

Edited by kyosan, 07 December 2008 - 01:28 AM.


#5 henrydtv

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 12:07 AM

Great guide thank you so much

#6 Liskiller

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:00 AM

Awesome job man! Keep it up! (Y)

#7 AMIRZ

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:08 AM

Thank U so much Guys :D May God Bless All of Us

#8 ThunderROM

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:49 AM

I've started using some of the stuff from this guide. Good post (Y)

#9 coldemone

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:39 AM

nice one! i will try aero snap and superbar.

#10 RickSOLET

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

Another great contribution!

#11 AMIRZ

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:33 AM

:P Thx guys for all nice comments here, it's very nice to know that they can be useful for us (also full credits to the original authors of the apps/tools), i promise i will also update the thread soon if a new good stuff or more already available, anytime...hopefully not long .
PS: to everybody, If you already know about any other app/tools for Xp to Windows 7 transformation, if you don't mind then please also share/post about it/them here (or as a separated thread if you wish) so we/people can also know about it/them earlier too. Again, thx alot :D

Edited by AMIRZ, 10 December 2008 - 06:46 AM.


#12 FalseAgent

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:27 AM

thanks for the fonts!

#13 AMIRZ

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:58 PM

thanks for the fonts!


You're welcome Bro thx :P

also (updated) added all original Windows 7 wallpapers and icons for Xp/Vista (credits to JeremyDDual, Deviantart) above, that's all... :)

#14 AMIRZ

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:02 AM

:) Sorry everybody first i have to say, i beg your pardon, not mean to bump this thread but since i have recently updated it by adding some more informations and links that based on some new Windows 7 apps and features that can be applied on Xp (even some on Vista) as well (original Microsoft tools), thx to our friend Blake Handler. Yeah i hope they can be useful for us at least just for your information, anyways....:D. For "integrity and continuity" reasons, please read the entire topic/my first post again (already included). That's all, thank you for your understanding and attention. Cheers! :)

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Updated/Added Some Special Windows 7 Stuffs/Features to Xp (Originally from Microsoft):
(Full Credits and Thanks alot to Blake Handler from Windows Live Space for them): (Btw, some of them and also other ones might already be included on the previous list or the other ones are more completely on "List of Most Vista Applications and Features for Xp", e.g Internet Explorer 8, Windows Search 4.0, XPS Viewer and Support, Windows 7 Gabriola TTF font, Windows 7 Desktop Slide Show for Xp and so on..., but might repeat them again here. You can please check it out too after reading this...as well as other related threads by people on WinMatrix). So here they are:

- Clear Type Tuner:
makes it easier to read text on your screen by installing ClearType technology in the Control Panel just like Windows 7.
http://download.micr...85aad/setup.exe

- Data Execution Prevention (DEP): monitors programs to verify whether they are using system memory securely. Unlike Windows 7 (and Vista), Windows XP's DEP is only enabled for necessary operating system programs and services because not all software programs run smoothly with DEP:
http://technet.micro...y/cc700810.aspx

- Windows Search 4.5: updated search component in Windows 7. Get Windows Search 4.0 on both Xp and Vista:
http://www.microsoft...ds/default.aspx

- exFAT: advanced file system format support for Windows XP as well as Windows 7:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- Fingerprint Reader - Windows 7 has advanced built-in support for biometric devices. only useful if yo own a biometric device), install Microsoft's Digital Persona Password Manager 2.0:

See: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;899626

Download Fingerprint Reader tool (English): http://download.micr...PPM_201_ENG.exe

- Image Mastering API v2.0 (IMAPIv2.0): Burn images to CD and DVD optical storage media using the new APIs (Vista too). Download the tool for Xp:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6): - Built-into Windows 7; support for this new suite of standard protocols for the Network layer of the Internet. It has come as Advanced Networking Pack for Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder:
The network map on a computer running Windows 7 shows a graphical view of the computers and devices on your network and how they are connected by using the LLTD protocol. The LLTD responder must be installed on a computer running Windows Xp before it can be detected and appear on the network map.
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- New Xp MSCONFIG - Window XP's System Configuration Utility has been updated to add a Tools tab "just like" Windows 7 (and Vista):
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- .Net Framework 3.5/next 4.0: - Just like Windows 7 (included by default), install .Net Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (Vista only included .Net Framework 3.0, so it's recommended to install it on Vista too):
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Windows PowerShell (V2) command-line shell & scripting language allows managing computers via commands or scripts, improving productivity through system automation on Windows 7. You can get it (V1.0) on Xp too:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- VHD Support: you can have the same functionality with MS Virtual PC 2007 on Xp
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Developers and Advanced/Corporate/Enterprise Users only: WIM Image Deployment for Windows 7: While Windows 7 is distributed as a WIM image file, Windows XP is not distributed as a WIM image. Tools included in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 do support creating file-based Windows XP images, but these images are not componentized in a way that allows IT pros to inject drivers (at least still better than nothing lol):

See: http://technet.micro...y/cc749528.aspx

Download Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK): http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008: http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Windows Feature Pack for Storage 1.0: enables the Windows platform to do master style optical burning on Blu-Ray media, as well as support for new Smart Card Driver form factors, such as ICCD.
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- Windows Live Applications : Windows 7 can run faster than Vista since it has removed some "bloatwares" there such as some programs (Calendar, PhotoGalllery so on) and services beside the new architecture (based on Server 2008 codebase). However some Windows Live programs can be installed as replacements/substitutes for "missing" progs (such as Windows Live PhotoGallery for Windows PhotoGallery). All supported except Windows Live Movie Maker Beta on Xp (Wave 3):
http://download.live.com/

- Windows 7 Codec Supports:
Windows 7 includes native support for a wide range of advanced video & audio codecs. Just download and install awesome K-Lite Codec Pack etc and you'll always be fine with WMP and some multiplayers programs on Xp (you can also install another free codec package you like/prefer):
http://www.free-code..._codec_pack.htm

- Windows Rights Management Services Client (DRM):
required for your computer to run applications that provide functionality based on Windows RMS technologies (it's crap though :blink: ) :
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- XML Support: Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 & XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack view, generate & index XPS Docs (as MS replacement for .PDF format) is now built-in in Windows 7 (as XPS Viewer and so on). Viewer plugin of the component is also built in both IE7 and IE8 on Xp and Vista:

See http://www.microsoft...ps/default.mspx

Download MSXML 6.0: http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Download XPS Viewer for Windows Xp:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Windows 7 like - energy monitoring app:
to actively control PC’s energy consumption "sorta like" Windows 7. Install and use Mirosoft Edison on Xp (by MS and third party dev):
http://www.microsoft...ign_edison.aspx

- New Windows 7 Internet Games on Xp: 7 introduces 3 new Windows Internet Games: Backgammon, Checkers, and Spades. They (old versions) might already be included on Xp. However you can still play the newer version on Xp online with updated GUI and features as well as (or like) Windows 7 (MSN Games) -> Requires min Xp SP2/3 and IE 6 SP1/IE7/IE8: (Just create the same internet shortcut to links in Games folder)

Internet BackGammon: http://zone.msn.com/.../zpadefault.htm

Internet Checkers: http://zone.msn.com/.../zpadefault.htm

Internet Spades: http://zone.msn.com/.../zpadefault.htm

- Download the free offline versions (Bicycle Games demos - Microsoft Games Studios) of them:

Download Offline Backgammon & Checkers:
http://www.microsoft.../bicycle/board/

Download Offline Spades:
http://www.microsoft...s/bicycle/card/

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Btw, IMHO MS should add Internet/Online Chess Game to Windows 7 too hehe (it's my preferrence)... :D

That's all. Again, i hope they can be useful for us or at least just for your information here...Cya! :)

Again if you do know more apps/features or any other inputs/efforts/guides for Xp to 7 transformations which are not listed yet here, please don't hesitate to post here, so i can update and make it more complete for us. Thanks alot for your contribution! (Y)... :D Cya! Do you still want More? Then Google is your friend too lol :D

Edited by AMIRZ, 19 March 2009 - 08:33 AM.


#15 Gragier_521

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:27 AM

Great post! Thread bookmarked!

#16 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:09 AM

OOPS !! I missed this post till today ....

Great post. Thanks !!

#17 AMIRZ

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

:D you're welcome Bro, thanks

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:17 AM

@amirz,

is there anyway to get the slideshow to be saved with the .theme file like it does in windows 7?

would be cool if it were possible.

#19 AMIRZ

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:38 AM

@amirz,

is there anyway to get the slideshow to be saved with the .theme file like it does in windows 7?

would be cool if it were possible.


Sorry Bro but so far i don't have any idea :( , it uses image files for desktop slide show only, but without saving the theme setting

#20 PRATOSH

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:36 PM

hi

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