This is a great little freebie that gives windows XP the feel of Vista. This is the best one I found and it doesn?involve any messing around with registry files or cracks and patches, just simply download and then run the file. The best bit is that it's FREE!
There are other ways to do this on the net, but they involve an amount of tech savvy, or you have to pay. There is also a number of other free themes on the website for those who are interested in a change. Some are Shareware though, so you really want to look for the ones that say FREEWARE which means that you don?have to pay for them ?
Change the appearance of your Windows XP by giving it the Vista look!
VistaMizer modifies your system files, so that when you reboot after installing VistaMizer, you won't even remember how your old desktop looked like.
With VistaMizer you are now able to transform your Windows XP, MCE or Server 2003 by giving it the look of Windows Vista. Therefore over 400 files with new Icons, pictures as well as videos are modified.
This means that VistaMizer does not provide own files and change your system files. That has the advantage that VistaMizer works with each language and no changes of the language specifics are made.
The installer is so developed that you have completely the change which will be modified and which not. Even if you select files, which are possibly not at all on your system available or not compatible, the application recognizes this and jumps over these. This ensures that the system does not become unstable because of wrong modification.
After updates if your system data are overwritten, then a renewal of these is possible by using an extra program that is linked by the VistaMizer. The application examines thereby, which files are updated and re-modify only these. This means a very fast re-modification and it is always the current data in the Backup.
However if the result of the installation should not assure to you, you have the possibility to get back the old system by an un-installation. If newer files are already present in the system by updates, this is recognized by the un-installer and only the modified files will be replaced.
Here are some key features of "VistaMizer":
Vista-Look for Windows XP, MCE or Server 2003
Modification of the own system files
completely free choice for the modification files
check the files for compatibility during the installation
backup from the original system files
re-modification of the system files after Windows Updates
rebuilding of the original system files with un-installation?