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Download Window 7 Theme for XP

Window 7 is the upcoming OS from Microsoft and its expected to be released in 2010. There are lots of rumors and pictures of this upcoming OS, but nothing is confirmed as of now. Microsoft has confirmed that there would be minimal UI changes in Windows 7. By the time we wait for more news on Windows 7, try out the Windows 7 theme for Windows XP.

How to install this theme;
1. Download the Windows 7 Theme.
2. Install the UXTheme Multi-Patcher 6.0.exe” from “UX Theme Patcher” folder in the zip file.
3. Double click on the “Windows 7 M1 VS.msstyles” in “Theme\Windows 7 M1 VS” folder to install the theme.

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70 comments

  1. Windows 7 is sure creating buzz.
    Let me find a Windows 7 theme for my Vista.

  2. I didnt realize that people have alrady started building Windows 7 designs and themes. Did you find anything for vista?

  3. @Joel,
    This theme looks more or less like Vista itself, so use in trying it. Moreover Windows 7 will have very less UI changes when compared to Vista.

  4. I am very disappointed with Vista , and hence moved back to XP . Hoping that Win7 will make a buzz !

  5. @ArpitNext,
    What was the reason for disappointment? Windows 7 will not make much of a buzz if you didn’t like Vista.

  6. The main reason is its speed . It is quite slow !!! I think that One need @least 3GB RAM to work @ super speed with vista .

    Well , I am happy with XP and have choose ubuntu for my laptop . Its gr8 .

  7. Well…
    it was quite clear that Windows Vista was not going to be a lot of bang for the buck.
    I gave the Mac Platform a try and I bought a macbook with Leopard pre-installed.
    It works wonderfully and beautifully just as computers are supposed to!
    I love it!

  8. @ArpitNext,
    If you have enough RAM, then Vista speed is not an issue. You cant expect Vista to work speed on a 512MB RAM, but its fast on a 1GB RAM.
    You cant set expectations on Windows 7 as its build on Vista Kernel and it will definitely need 2GB RAM. :-) But Still I suggest you to explore Vista more.

  9. there is no official press relese regarding windows 7 screen shots.
    so how can i beleive that these are windows 7 themes.

  10. nirmal i don’t think windwos 7 will require 2 gb ram
    i think i would require at max 1 gb ram and not much resourse hugry as vista has.

  11. i cant download plz send it to me

  12. @Ajay,
    I still cant believe that people are saying they dont like Vista because it needs more RAM. When Windows 95 was released, it would run on 64MB RAM, but when it came to Windows XP, we need a 256 RAM (even though 128 would work), does that mean XP takes more RAM? So its about new technology which needs more memory. Windows 7 is built on Vista Kernal and would have almost the same requirements of Vista.
    Coming to the screen shots, its not a real image of Windows 7, but an expected one.

    @Shady,
    I have added the download link. Pls check.

  13. well…i think its looking like vista….

  14. I didnt switch to Vista as I didnt find any compelling reason to use it. But there are reasons enough to avoid upgrading. One of them being poor performance. I have 1gb ram. While on XP in DX9 mode crysis runs smoothly at medium detail mode, on Vista in DX9 mode crysis gets stuck at med detail mode.
    So, I am using XP with 3rd party addons to get features I like in Vista (eg. the breadcrumb navigation and better appearence).

  15. @Pallab,
    Its just the reverse for me, I didnt find any compelling reason to chose XP over Vista, but found lot of reasons to upgrade.
    One thing we need to understand is that we cannot compare Vista and XP directly. A 1GB RAM for XP is too high memory but for Vista its an average one. Its just the same way comparing 98 to XP.
    Again and again people compare XP and Vista and say Vista is poor performer. I have even seen people supporting the Save XP forum even without having used Vista once.

  16. Yesterday, just out of curiosity I was searching Google News Archives to check out what the response was to XP. Surprisingly it was overwhelmingly positive. The main point was its cost, as almost everyone agreed it was more stable and provided better performance.
    The thing is that even if you have 2GB of ram, XP would perform better.
    I remember loving XP, as I was changing from ME – which was a total nightmare. The problem for Vista is that its succeeding a very very good product.
    I want to switch to vista- I once tried when RC was released. I tried again when I got my new laptop. But both the times got frustrated with the idiosyncrasies of Vista and the relative loss is performance and switched back.

    Btw in the same vein have a look at this article ( Vista’s big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it – http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9969231-7.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=NewsBlog )
    That’s another problem for Vista. Application compatibility. I dont blame MS for this, but fact is due to some reason developers are also preffering xp.

  17. Gr8 discussion on Vista v/s XP .

    @Pallab : Quite Agree with you that “I didnt switch to Vista as I didnt find any compelling reason to use it.”

  18. @Pallab,
    You are again comparing XP and Vista for 2GB RAM. If you want to know the real difference compare XP on 128MB RAM and Vista on 2GB RAM.

    And regarding developers, once MS stops XP, then they will have to start using Vista.

  19. I am sorry Nirmal.

    i edited my blog.

    thank you for article from your blog

  20. I liked Vista and i will like win7

  21. Hi

    This theme is based on my “VistaVG Ultimate” theme:

    http://www.askvg.com/vistavg-ultimate-theme-for-windows-xp/

    This theme was created by “deskmundo” who asked for my permission and changed a few resources to make it look-a-like Windows 7.

    So the original source of this theme is following:

    http://deskmundo.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Seven-M1-VS-2-0-77204673

    “Megaleecher” is a kind of warez site which never provides source/credit and post content. So it would be better if you please mention the original link instead of Megaleecher.

    Regards
    Vishal Gupta

  22. as the years go by Microsoft grows more and more power-hungry. As each operating system is revealed a lot is lost incompatible software incompatible hardware that work just fine on the previous version. Take Dragon NaturallySpeaking for example they’ve incorporated the program almost identically into Vista trying to shut out yet another private company. I use Foxfire I hate Microsoft versions of Explorer and now it is incorporated into the operating sys and cannot be removed,I’m interested in seeing how version 7 will try to weed out even more private developers. My personal opinion I believe Windows Vista is about as secure as Windows 95 in some ways I believe Windows 95 outperformed vista. I would urge anyone not to run out and buy the next version of Microsoft Windows immediately lets all send a message to Microsoft give us a choice or give us nothing.

  23. i am very exicted to know that window7 will launch.

  24. After I Installed the Theme my Photoshop stopped working.
    What should I do

  25. How to uninstall the patch

  26. este tema es de vista y no tiene nada que ver con windows 7 ¡que farsa!

  27. Funny the first Beta of Window was released and is all ready on Pirate Bay. But MS can turn it off just like they did Vista Beta

  28. Im using window 7 beta. Its very fast than xp. I also hate vista but this is not vista.. Its more stable than vista and running smootly even in DDR1 machanes (1GB RAM). Also photoshop is running in twise faster than than xp.

  29. hai…
    where can i buy windows 7.. who any got here…

    http://vbcode.my-php.net

  30. This is a BETA or trial version la bro,Expect to reach our shore by 2010.Much faster than Vista. (I’m using Vista ultimate on my gaming rig) but doesn’t eat your ram.Been testing it for awhile and so far.. Its working fine but if you really want to use this,should wait till Microsoft realease SP/RC 1 first.
    You actually can tweak your Vista to perform like you like it to perform.The only thing is that you need to ask around and learn from the pros.

    Mac is mac and Ubuntu is linux.For dummies,Windows is the only option.And I seriuosly recommend you guys to give it a try.But dont complaint la if your machine is an absolete models on the market. :)

  31. that is not windows 7 that is vista windows 7 is a transparent bar with a non transparent orb glass style bar

  32. amazing look……

  33. I Tried Windows 7 Pre Beta With 1 Gb of Ram And It Was Very Fast,The Sidebar Is Out Why?
    Because It is Fault That Vista Is Slooooooow.

  34. i think it not Win7 actual. i need themes win7 using for XP sp3. is there any body help?

  35. Win7 so nice more than Vista (it’s my thinking). also, it not need a gr8 pc or much more free space in partion. well, in the DVD installation u will find so many gr8 app.
    WMP 12, IE8, n much more security software…
    yahoo… I love Win7… ^^!

  36. yeah, Win7 fast much more than Vista!!!

  37. get WINDOWS 7 THEME HERE………

    http://www.askvg.com

  38. Its really super. Like Short and Sweet

  39. Thanks for this article. Just suggestion you can also visit some tutorials on WinMatrix forum about “List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications and Features for Xp” to make Xp totally like Vista or Seven in both GUI and usability for free. Also there might be some/more original Vista / 7 applications ported to Xp etc! Very helpful for me:
    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20480 and
    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21246

  40. That looks EXACTLY like windows vista. Ive installed and used a Windows 7 Beta, and it looks completely different :)

    So my suggestion to you is get a virtual machine software, install windows 7, look at the design, and use that :)

  41. wonderfull performance

  42. I’m another one who moved back from Vista to XP – and I’m doing computer service, so I have to have the latest of the latest… eagerly waiting for Windows 7 now, and strongly believing that Vista will die like ME died….

    Thanks for the Theme, I like it and will use it to get used to Windows 7 :o)

  43. hello every bady! my laptop dell is celeron M , i was wandering if it’s possible to get windows 7 ,or vista o XP again ,? pla give me advices i wan to chang!!

  44. nice to have windows 7 desktop

  45. This patch thing is a real fiasco, doesn’t work and ruined completely my xp. mother fuckers

  46. it is a good operating system

  47. it so cooll yeah i love it

  48. T.M.Thilak Dhammika

    pleace give me windows 7 theam

  49. i don`t know? what

  50. windows xp corazon …

  51. good operating system

  52. how to change boot screen of window xp

  53. this a good operation system

  54. Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx So Much

  55. For anyone that needs a Windows 7 Free Download copy with activation visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWVssppbTRA , this is completely free.The download link is there thanks to the razor team :) cheers!

  56. I love window7 but i do not have so much RAM which can support it. so, I am downloading it

  57. love the themes, please post more of these

  58. Once I install can I uninstall?

  59. please tell me that how can i use windows 7 themes and onemore thing is that i have 1gb Ram so can u tell me that its enough for windows 7 plz tell me

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