How do I change the look of the applications in Windows 7
I'm not sure if it's possible, but still would like to ask. The same version of the software (winrar) is installed on both, my XP and Win 7 computers. The look (menus etc) is completely different. Here are the screen shots:
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To run it you need to download one of these patchers to allow 7 to use 3rd party themes. I don't know if Luna turns every installer box like in your screenshot, but when I used it it seemed to replicate XP really well. I don't use it any more because I don't give a crap about XP. But that's just me.
I don't know if you're taking any kind of performance hit with this theme, I never used it extensively.
Try putting it in XP compatibility mode. Many programs change their UI based on what OS they're running and luring it into XP may disable some useless eye candy. Of course, the aero style will be present everywhere unless you completely disable it system-wide.
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