Windows 7 Themes For Windows XP

Windows XP is still the most popular Windows operating system. This could change with the release of Windows 7 which combines the resourcefulness of Windows XP with the looks of Windows Vista. We have already covered Windows 7 themes for Windows XP and Windows Vista before and have a section up and running that links to those themes with instructions on how to apply them.

Our partner site Ask VG is at the forefront of Windows 7 theme creation. A few new themes or variations have been posted recently and we would like to introduce them to you. The themes can be applied to Windows XP if the file responsible for the theme management in Windows XP has been patched. You can read up on the uxtheme.dll at the link posted.

The themes will not only change the colors and background images of the Windows XP operating system but also the taskbar, start menu and other core interface elements to make it resemble that of Windows 7. Installation however has been streamlined for ease of use. All that needs to be done is to execute the theme.exe file located in the theme folder after unpacking the themes to the local computer system.

Windows 7 Theme Black:

windows 7 theme black

Link

Windows 7 Theme Blue:

windows 7 theme blue

link

Both themes add the following elements beside the basic interface changes to the operating system:

  • Extra Common Tasks (This folder contains 2 extra shell styles: Bottom and Left dark blue)
  • Fonts (This folder contains Segoe UI fonts required for the theme. Run Fonts.exe file to install them.)
  • Iconized Taskbar Hack (This folder contains registry script to enable Iconized taskbar in Windows XP.)
  • Styler Toolbar

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  6. FastBrad August 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Does the work with the x64 version of xp?

    • CJ-39 August 11, 2010 at 6:16 am #

      I’ve tried it, yes it works.

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  9. Coni January 26, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I really, really, really miss the ability to load my own Themes like I do in my Windows XP computer. Desktop Architect allows me to change my colors in the “windows explorer” folder. I so dislike the black font on white background. I had hundreds of Themes that are now unusable in W7. It was kind of like a hobby for this old, retired lady. When my grandkids come, I use my XP loaded computer so I can put different “kid themes” on it for them with the cute matching cursors, icons, etc. And for myself the subdued ‘non-carnival” colors (that microsoft promotes) gives my old eyes pleasant viewing. Needless to say, I rarely use my Windows 7 loaded pc unless I have to. It is faster for Internet access, but everything else is the same.

    I have recreated a few themes in Windows 7 with my choice of cursors and pointers, but I cannot find a way to change the “black font on white background” for Windows Explorer for each theme. And of course, if I’m not careful to uncheck the box for the cursors, W7 will automatically restore the ugly, white ones and I have to go through each individual cursor AGAIN AND AGAIN to get MY CHOICES. UGH! It’s soooooo frustrating.

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