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Windows 7: Still using XP - even as a VM but want W7 Look

05 Nov 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Still using XP - even as a VM but want W7 Look

Hi guys
If you for any reason are still using XP even on a VM but want to make it look almost like W7 here's a good site.

Transform Windows XP into Windows 7 without using Customization Pack - Tweaking with Vishal

(Put some more life back into the "Old Dog" and confuse users / anybody looking).

Cheers
jimbo


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05 Nov 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You know Jimbo Im going to give this a shot on one of my old laptops that cant install Win7 Im just so tired of the XP look now that I use 7 on my new machines.
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05 Nov 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm messing about on a Windows 2003 server Virtual machine at the moment and am in the middle of doing this.

I first did the steps to convert your windows 2003 server to behve like a desktop OS (you need to make some changes because normally a server OS is not the best to run as a workstation OS. - I've got a post on how to do that in the virtualisation section.

Now I've got as far as getting themes active -- I like the Royal Noir one with the wall paper from the W7 Spanish regional theme.

I like the bold black titles in the Royale Noir theme. Don't forget also to enable CLEARTYPE as it makes the fonts a lot more readable.

Enc desktop so far.

I'll have a go later with the Aero and logon stuff.

cheers

jimbo


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