Customizing Windows XP to look like Windows Vista

Windows vista has very attractive look. The best part is you can achieve the same look on your Windows XP without using any software and by following the given instructions.

  • Change the theme of the Windows XP. Search on Google for themes. Download the zip file and extract its contents to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes.
  • Change the desktop wallpaper. Check the theme folder, it may include one. Otherwise search on Google for vista‚Äôs wallpapers.
  • Download Firefox and customize it using user created themes.
  • Change the cursor. Search on Google for Aero Cursor Pack and download it. You can also search on Google for tutorials about changing mouse pointers.
  • Get some applications to add transparent effect on your system. Vista explorer and internet explorer (transparent version) are two that you can download for transparency on your computer.
  • Tune the font settings of your system to ClearType fonts as vista also uses these types of fonts.

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