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Picture of Changing Windows Vista to look like Windows XP
I now use Windows 7 which runs just as good as Xp.
I had switched from Vista to Xp because its so much faster.
This Instructable will explain the process of changing Windows Vista and making it look like Windows XP. This covers changing the log-in screen, the computers theme, changing the mouse cursor style, and customizing other little features. Let me know if I miss something and comment, as this is my first instructable.

Step 1: Wallpaper

Picture of Wallpaper
Attached is the official Windows XP Bliss wallpaper.
 
SamueleC8 months ago

does "Windows XP.logonvista" work on Windows 7?

tbh-11383 years ago
Can I use Royale instead of Luna?
amummau (author)  tbh-11383 years ago
Sure, a long as you have the correct theme file for Vista.
Will the same files work on Vista as on XP?
acdc12265 years ago
Do you have to use VistaGlazz?
Adam-S acdc12264 years ago
you DO have to use vistaglass as it patches theme files so you can run 3rd party themes on your pc

if you don't it will NOT look the same as the screenshot here.
Adam-S Adam-S4 years ago
but if you want you can go through the hassle of doing it yourself. But if you do decide to to the diy way make a system restore point so if you crash up your visual styles you can revert back to when you did not tamper with them.
Does VistaGlazz work in Windows 7?
yes it does but one of the features is disabled.

don't worry because the 'patch system files' feature is the one you need and it isn't disabled.
Ssslouter5 years ago
And to think that I worked SO HARD to make my xp look like vista. :P. I like the vista theme but of course, xp is waaay better. Now I have 7. May the last dinosaur be with us. Ssslouter
kbhasi5 years ago
actually u select none for the cusors\
amummau (author)  kbhasi5 years ago
Thanks for the tip. I just realized that's what it should be. I'll update the Instructable.
ferrari4845 years ago
Al right this really is hopeless.
Raikou-san5 years ago
You have the wallpaper step twice.
amummau (author)  Raikou-san5 years ago
Never noticed that before! Thanks for pointing it out. I deleted step 8.
Does LogonStudio Vista work on Windows 7?
It appears to work with Windows 7.

See the link below for more details:
www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/
mobboss975 years ago
yeah.. so when i click the link it doesnt say run it says find what should i do?
amummau (author)  mobboss975 years ago
You need to download and save it to a location of your choice. Then, copy it to the "Startup" folder to start it when the computer turns on. Double click it to run it for the first time without restarting.
so it should be with all of the other programs that come on when i startup my computer?
amummau (author)  mobboss975 years ago
Yes. The "Startup" folder is located in the Start menu.
1Nation6 years ago
Download comes up as a .tmp file not a logonvista :(
amummau (author)  1Nation6 years ago
just rename the file to .logonvista
junits156 years ago
does anybody know where I can get certified themes for vista?
ben_k6 years ago
One of the many improvements in Vista over XP is that it looks a lot nicer... Thit's just my opinion, but I personally think XP is pretty ugly.
sawyer95 ben_k6 years ago
lol they both suck the them vega for vista is awesome
Bartboy ben_k6 years ago
Hmmm... I tend to think the other way.
i use classic as its just simpley faster. they both look the same in classic