VistaXP V3 WB

VistaXP V3 WB 3.1

Give Windows XP a makeover with the Vista skin

If you’re yearning to experience the dapper new Windows Vista interface but don’t fancy splashing out for an upgrade yet, then VistaXP is the perfect antidote. View full description

PROS

  • Gorgeous menu bars and icons
  • Accurate glowing effects

CONS

  • None of the desktop features of Vista
  • No background

Very good
8

If you’re yearning to experience the dapper new Windows Vista interface but don’t fancy splashing out for an upgrade yet, then VistaXP is the perfect antidote.

There’s no doubt that the XP styling is well past its sell-by date and this Visual Style provides a classy alternative modelled on the new OS.

Although VistaXP takes a bit longer to apply than most Visual Styles, you’re rewarded with a very accurate recreation of Vista’s window bars, taskbar and Start Menu.

The style applies a sleek gun metal shell to your windows and program icons in the taskbar glow a brilliant deep blue when rolled over. Likewise the Start button turns a gorgeous green when you hover over it.

Unfortunately the visual style doesn’t include a Vista background or any of the innovative new desktop features of Microsoft’s latest operating system.

However, by installing the Vista wallpaper and Vista Sidebar, you can get a true feel for the OS. Of course, you won’t get access to the fancy new file management tools, but it’s sure to raise a few eyebrows when your friends and colleagues pass your computer.

High quality theme for Windows XP that makes it look like Windows Vista. This skin uses the WindowBlinds engine. Inspired by Windows Vista (Codename Longhorn).

Package contains the WindowBlinds skin with three different versions, Black, Silver and Glass. BETA 1 styles are inspired in Vista Beta 1 releases.

BETA 2 styles are inspired in Vista BETA 2 concept images. Glass and BETA 2 versions only works with WindowBlinds 5. Segoe UI font, Vista Bliss wallpaper, Alternative Start Buttons and Horizontal ShellStyle included.

VistaXP V3 WB

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VistaXP V3 WB 3.1

— User reviews — about VistaXP V3 WB

  • atwozed@gmail.com

    by atwozed@gmail.com

    "atwozed"

    I am sure it is good,I have found it difficult to install for novices there should be a help instruction to install it ... More.

    reviewed on August 5, 2008