Make Windows XP Look Like Windows Vista

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Windows Vista is the new and upcoming Windows operating system. Vista has much nicer eye-candy than Windows XP, and many people simply can't wait until it's rumored to be released some time in 2007.

But if you can't wait for the real deal, the Vista Transformation Pack (VTP) might be just what the doctor ordered.

VTP is freeware program that "re-skins" various elements of Windows, such as: Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, icons, the log-on and log-off screen. Vista Transformation Pack also improves upon various features, including: window transparency and a new sidebar. In the end, this transformation pack rivals what commercial products like StarDock's WindowsBlinds can do, except it's completely free!

In order to use Vista Transformation Pack, you have to have a few reboots after you've applied settings. Though this may be annoying, it was well worth it in my opinion!

A good screenshot of the Vista Transformation Pack can be seen here.

Important Notice: Regarding this Transformation Pack

Because this project is constantly under development and the nature of this program is to modify the Windows GUI (graphical user interface), there is no guarantee that it is 100% bug free. It is therefore recommended that you backup Windows before applying the transformation patch. As with all software (freeware especially) there are *no* guarantees!

With that aside, please enjoy!

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