During this tutorial, you will be able to make your boring Windows 2000 interface look exactly like XP with the help of a few softwares. There are a few items that won't be included, such as the appearance of the control panel and such. You will be able to skin your PC, get the XP start menu, replace (almost) all your icons and get the XP sounds. What are you waiting for, let's get started!
Step 1: Download the Files
Download the file below, entitled xptransformation.zip. Given the fact you have WinZIp on your computer, a whole lot of files should pop up. DO NOT WORRY! This may seem alarming at first. It isn't. Click on the WinZip "Wizard" button on the toolbar. Extract the folder and all it's contents to the C DRIVE ONLY! Otherwise this whole thing will not work. If you have done all this correctly, a folder should now be on your C drive called, "Themexp." Open this folder and click on the file Objectbar160_public.exe. Install Objectbar. Then click on windowblinds46.exe. Install WindowBlinds. At this point you may reboot your system if you wish.
Step 2: Applying the Files
Ok, now you've got that done. Go into "desktop themes." The folder should be in your control panel. If not, search for it under, "Search," on your start menu. It's on your computer some where. Once you've found it, open it up. Next click on, "other," on the drop-down menu. Navigate to the location C:/themexp. Open the folder and find the file, "Windows XP.theme" click on it and open it. Make sure all the check boxes in the right panel are checked. Now click apply. This has set you up for the next step in the process.