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help me make win xp look like vista or 7

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i love the look's of vista and 7 there beautiful but the 7 beta was a bit buggy an i crnt afford vista so i want to make my xp look like vista, not just change the icons and start menu colour but the full shabam i want the whole start menu and bar to change to vista's i want the programs layout when you click on the start bar to look like vista's, i want the little game folder in the programs list in the start menu, i want all the little progress bars and sounds, i want the boot and log on screen and most of all i want the semi see-through edges of windows. Ive Google'd the web and found many programs but i realize that doing this will make serious changes to my system and only want to use a program recommended so can you guys offer any suggestions?
cheers ste
 
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For anyone looking to turn XP into "7", here's the link. I went about half-way with it and really like the result.
 

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I have the theme file if you want.
send me your e-mail and I'll send it to you.
 
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Theres a program called 7 remix XP i cant remember where i dl'ed it from. Try google
 
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The windows 7 beta is a free download - why mess around with imitations when you can have the real deal? ;)
 
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The windows 7 beta is a free download - why mess around with imitations when you can have the real deal?
i did check my system specs, but it was bugged the kernal was stuck 50% load on my cpu so it was always at 50% load when doin nutin
 
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i did check my system specs, but it was bugged the kernal was stuck 50% load on my cpu so it was always at 50% load when doin nutin
Try removing a stick of ram - Vista sometimes locks up during install using 4GB+ of ram, might be the same for 7.
 
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no it installed beautifully ran great for bout a month i was temptd to just turn the clock back and keep the beta permanently but then out of the blue my cpu stuck at 50% perfect load clicked show kernal and that was what stuck it there
 
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really im after something nice and easy a theme file i can load would be perfect, like h3llb3nd4 was offering, or a program would be ok coz i want something reversable ive read a few programs alter system information making it difficult to reverse
 
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In situations like that you would goto the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and click the Processes tab. Then click the CPU column so the CPU usage percentage is listed in descending order. What's at the top?
 

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Just get Vista. What are you afraid of?
 

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no mate i aint got the cash im just paying for driving lessons and need a vehicle by sept for uni so i kinda have more important things then buyin a new os, no matter how much id like too.

In situations like that you would goto the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and click the Processes tab. Then click the CPU column so the CPU usage percentage is listed in descending order. What's at the top?
i did and it was explorer at exactly 50% i went to view tab then you click on show kernal and the kernal is at 50%

edit: and speaking of getting vista as well as money situations id rather save and wait till 7 is released it seem's a much superior os
 
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I havent had any major issues with it and hardly any minor issues. Its a full time OS for me. Ill be downloading the RC in April when its released. I plan on buying it full boar on its release day.
 

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Lol. Im afraid of vista..
had it.. left it..
waiting for 7..
Same, but that was when I don't have sp1...need to try it out with sp1 though...
 
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I tried the Vistamizer last night. Have to say it works very well.

Although it did increase my Windows load time a little.