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Windows XP Skins/Themes

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I'm getting bored of the look of Windows XP, and before anyone starts i'm not talking Desktop backgrounds :p

Does anyone know of anywhere i can download free themes legally that replace the overall look of XP.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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you can replace a file in windows xp to allow user created - or "unsigned" themes to be used.. the file is uxtheme.dll - do a search for that and look for a patcher utility to do it for you - i dont think its illegal so should be ok to say so.

There are numerous pages to get skins from, search for msstyles or stylexp themes - these are the type that can be used in conjunction with this patcher, download, save, double-click and there you have it.

some themes might not work correctly when you try to load them.. dunno why really.

alternatively purchase and download stylexp or windowblinds, stylexp used to do a limited trial.

disclaimer: patching windows can be harmfull to your pc - do so at your own risk etc etc

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and...what?

But yeah, like ray said, get the uxtheme patcher and work from there. I'd recommend against windowblinds etc compared to it since they'll use up system resources. Uxtheme works as normal, with no more load.

As for finding them, you'll find most are on deviantart. I could give a list of the ones i've used and liked, but it's all up to personal preference.

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and...what?

But yeah, like ray said, get the uxtheme patcher and work from there. I'd recommend against windowblinds etc compared to it since they'll use up system resources. Uxtheme works as normal, with no more load.

As for finding them, you'll find most are on deviantart. I could give a list of the ones i've used and liked, but it's all up to personal preference.

i found a decent xbox 360 theme. looks the shiznaz and doesnt use much resources (though lets face it, if your computer struggles with window blinds its more paperweight than personal computer)

if you want it gies a shout.

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