Windows XP-Vista

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Nov 11, 2007

Windows XP-Vista by Ducky at 9:32 PM (3,194 Views / 0 Likes) 48 replies

  1. Ducky
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    Hey guys , not long ago , I've seen a vista computer, and really wanted one , but... I've heard of the problems it makes so i've made a big search for the functions... I could bearly find , Eventually I found a program which turns YOUR WHOLE COMPUTER to LOOK AND FEEL like vista!!! NO SECURITY STUFF!!! IT'S XP LOOKING LIKE VISTA!! With the clock in the side and the weather and everything!

    Anyway thats the a guide how to make you'r computer too to feel like a vista and to look like vista!


    Step 1

    Download the following :

    Side Bar (Thats the clock and weather and all)

    Vista Look and Feel ( Thats the graphics and the look and everything!)

    Step 2

    Install VCP(Second Link) , It will open up a black window like the window that you see when you open up Run through the Start Menu.
    Once in a while it would ask you to get you'r OS disk and install it , But you don't need to don't worry.. It won't do ANYTHING to you'r computer! You got my word!

    Step 3

    After it's done with all the stuff , You will have to press any button in order to continue , After that it will restart the computer.


    Step 4

    Wait for your computer to load and click you'r user , when it opens up , You'll see a little bit of the vista menu(Not all yet) , It will open the Black window agian , Just let it run untill it opens up another window with internet explorer(Probably) just close the window and it will continue..

    Step 5

    After the black window has shot down , And EVERYTHING(Except the SideBar) is there , you may now install SideBar(First Link)

    Step 6

    After installing SideBar , Open it up agian , And organize it to you'r needs ... (Remove panels , Change clock add email and everything..)
    After finishing that , Just restart you'r computer.

    Step 7

    Open up the user , And open the SideBar , Right click the sidebar and change it to open up on the begining of windows.

    Change the background to a vista background , I use This one , The main one


    Step 8

    Enjoy! [​IMG]




    FAQ


    Qustion :
    Why did you put this topic on graphics and art?

    Answer :
    Because this is about vista LOOK , Not about Vista itself.



    I'll think of more later [​IMG]







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  2. Hitto

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    Much easier way to make your XP feel like its vista

    - Open your case.
    - Rip out your current amount of RAM and throw it in the trash
    - Replace it with 64 megs of RAM

    Voilà!
     
  3. BoneMonkey

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    wait till vista comes out with sp2 then buy vista !
     
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    Why spend money when you can save it?
     
  5. Sn4k3X

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    lol very true!!! XD
    and make sure your printer and scanner and stuff won't work! =P
     
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    at some point you WILL HAVE TO upgrade to vista if your a pc owner
     
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    What I want is a DX10 compatible Windows XP that doesn't look like Vista
     
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    I don't know why anyone would want to do this to their computer. The Sidebar is trash, vastly inferior to many other free and open-source alternatives, the overall theme is bland and overused to the point of being repulsive, and honestly, if you need a guide to figure out how to do this, you must have the IQ of Bonemonkey.

    Speaking of Bonemonkey:
    Completely untrue.
     
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    your just going to stay on xp ? eventually they will stop suporting xp

    you will have to upgrade to vista ! JOIN US !

    ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US !
     
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    In 2014, when Vista is already surpassed by something worth using.

    And in addition to that, we really don't need Microsoft to support the OS as long as we still do.
     
  11. Nero

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    No offense, but in my opinion; XP>Vista.

    Probably except in Security. Where your computer would get infected. Which probably wouldn't happen if you didn't go to crappy pr0n sites.

    ~Nero
     
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    I love Vista's look, but until I get a DX10 card, I'm not upgrading. I love these transformation packs though. You posted alot of instructions, but theres lots of self install programs which do all that for you. I use the ones from this site:

    http://www.crystalxp.net/bricopack/

    everyone go look at it.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Ever heard of UNIX?
     
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    My God, do you people know ANYTHING about Vista?

    Let me school you:
    It's much more secure than XP
    It's not a ram hog - with µTorrent, NOD32, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall, I use 29% of my 2GB, which is 600MB. 700MB if I have superfetch on. Down to 400MB or less if I'm running GoW or Crysis
    You don't need a DX10 card, my DX9 card is owning Vista
    It's not XP 2.0, it's a completely new OS built from the ground up
    I have had no compatability issues, and with the new patches and hotfixes, neither should you
    With said patches and hotfixes, Vista performs better than XP
    vLite exists, so you can make a Vista installation as barebone as you want it
    Using Dreamscene with the BioShock intro video = massive win
    It uses 2-10% of my CPU with NOD32 and Opera running

    Stop bashing Vista.
     
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    You don't play PC games huh?
     
  16. Hitto

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    Oh, another very informed "power user" who's going to tell me he "couldn't get games to work under linux".
    If I got portal to run under ubuntu, anyone can. Anyone who's NOT A FUCKING TWAT.
     
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    First off, the only person here really "bashing" it is Hitto.

    Which has been mentioned.

    Noone has said that you do.

    Netstumbler, YVD, G6 Utility, off the top of my head.

    Not on my system.

    Fixed.

    Because the HL2 engine is totally the pinnacle of power gaming amirite?
     
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    Ooh, portal. A game based on an old engine that was built for an insanely popular PC game that the linux fanboys couldn't live without. Rather than switching, they went through all the trouble of making it work with Linux. Try that with CoD4, GoW, or Crysis. Let me copy and paste my previous statement:


    My God, do you people know ANYTHING about Vista?

    Let me school you:
    It's much more secure than XP
    It's not a ram hog - with µTorrent, NOD32, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall, I use 29% of my 2GB, which is 600MB. 700MB if I have superfetch on. Down to 400MB or less if I'm running GoW or Crysis
    You don't need a DX10 card, my DX9 card is owning Vista
    It's not XP 2.0, it's a completely new OS built from the ground up
    I have had no compatability issues, and with the new patches and hotfixes, neither should you
    With said patches and hotfixes, Vista performs better than XP
    vLite exists, so you can make a Vista installation as barebone as you want it
    Using Dreamscene with the BioShock intro video = massive win
    It uses 2-10% of my CPU with NOD32 and Opera running

    Stop bashing Vista.
     
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    lol Vista.

    I want to dual-boot, but I'll need to get another HDD on first to make a temporary image file to...
     
  20. Hitto

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    Right, had I said crysis, you would have answered the same thing. Why even argue...

    I bought an asus laptop with vista forcedly pre-installed. I can bash the fucking piece of shit software because it bloody deserves it. I paid for it and I'm going to stop using it. You see, I do have an open mind, unlike you, and tried vista. I SUFFERED that OS for about a month now. Can't connect to my TWO HP printers. Routinely "forgets" my wi-fi settings even though I only use ONE hotspot regularily. SLOW AND BLOATED. You even say it yourself! 600 megs of RAM wasted into security programs! (µtorrent rarely goes over 40 megs; and that's when I have more than 10 downloads at the same time)
    Why do these problems pop up while XP had none of those?

    But let me guess. Your copy of windows never crashes. Well, I and most people I know IRL bow down to your 1337 skillz.
     

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