Introduction: How to Make Your Windows 7 Computer Look Like Windows Xp

In this instructable i will show you how to turn your windows 7 into windows xp (it can be used as a prank) but you can still use everything the same way. by the way the thing in the top right hand corner is an acer touch portal thing. i have it because my computer is touch screen.   :D  

Step 1: Doing What You Need to Do

now you need to go into control panel then select appearance and personalization  then select change theme.

Step 2:

then scroll down to the bottom and choose windows classic theme then it will come up with a splash screen then it will change.
to change it back just click on windows 7 basic theme and it will return to normal.

Comments

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SpeedS6 (author)2016-11-04

does this work on seperate accounts? i dont want my parents to worry, so i need to to have this on my own windows profile. is that possible?

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reibuehl (author)2012-06-29

Why not just open a Command Prompt window (cmd.exe) and run the command "sc stop themes" in it?

If you want to make it permanent, just run "sc config themes start= disabled" instead (note the blank between 'start=' and 'disabled', it is necessary).

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mkslater (author)reibuehl2012-07-25

Hmm i didnt think of that, anyway most people like using the usfr interface not cmd cos they think its safer