Now that RTM is nearly ready I'm thinking about creating a custom Visual Style for 7 as Ive always wanted to do something like this and to be honest i want the theme i have on Vista on 7. Ive not done this before but have found some very cool and easy to follow tutorials by UkIntel. [HEX-EDITING] locations in Vista Visual Styles - joejoe.org Community
I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone here can help me with :
1 - Are the basics the same on 7 as it is in Vista and if not what are the changes i will have to get over and the differences in the set up of themes in the 2 OS's?
2 - Will the destination folder for the theme be the same as in Vista ? C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
3 - Can anyone recommend a good app so i can make a self extracting file that will install the theme into the relevant folder on set up ?
4 - Will i need the makers permission to port the theme ? I can contact him via DeviantArt but i thought id try and workout how to create a theme first.
5 - Stardock are working on windows blinds 7, Is there any major differences in the two types of theme , by that i mean a WB theme and a normal Visual style.
The theme i want to try and port is shown in the attachment below.
Any help would be most appreciated.
The theme i have on Vista is here : UkIntel's deviantART gallery