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Windows 7: are themes safe ?

28 Aug 2009   #1
raj

windows xp sp2
 
 
are themes safe ?

when i uses new themes in xp they slows down my pc and my pc shows increase in virus content
are the themes in windows 7 safe ?


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28 Aug 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj View Post
when i uses new themes in xp they slows down my pc and my pc shows increase in virus content
are the themes in windows 7 safe ?
if you get your theme from a reliable source it shouldn't be a problem. I have used a few different themes and none of them were viruses or slowed down performance
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28 Aug 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

When you say 'Virus Content' what exactly do you mean & how are you visibly seeing this?

Themes are 100% safe depending on where you get them from. There are a lot more graphical elements to Vista/Se7en themes so that would account for a slowdown in XP
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28 Aug 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I feel like jumping in.

Themes usually do not degrade performance. Occasionally you'll find that things do not work as intended and DO degrade performance but most themes do not.

As was said above, make sure you get your themes from a reliable source. :)
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29 Aug 2009   #5
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I had vistaglazz on my computer twice, and noticed it was slowing down my computer's preformance, so I uninstalled it. I had to do a system restore because it wasn't booting right.
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29 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

As long as you know what you are getting from who, and you scan it before you install it they are generally beneign. There are some that will tax resources.

Ken
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