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7 Beautiful Themes (Visual Styles) to Customize Windows Vista


7 Beautiful Themes (Visual Styles) to Customize Windows Vista

Windows Vista has improved the UI and added lots of features like Aero effects when compared to XP. Vista is definitely a great looking OS (we are comparing only the looks here). You can customize Vista just like XP using visual styles. There are lots of styles available based on whether you have/enabled aero effects. So here is a list of seven good looking visual styles (themes) for Windows Vista.

NB: Before installing any theme, please check the instructions provided by the theme author, also check the compatibility of the themes with different versions of Vista. All credit to the author of the theme.

1. Vista Ultimate Grey:



2. Vista Se7en Theme:



3. Vista Blue Refresh Theme



4. AeroVG Theme:



5. Maxclear V3.1 theme



6. Reanimaero VS



7. Vista GlassNeon



Hope you liked these, there are many more themes in Deviantart.

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  1. gary katsevman

    August 7, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Cool themes. Will definitely try out Vista Ultimate Grey, Reanimaero, and Vista GlassNeon.

  2. Pavan Kumar

    August 7, 2008 at 7:03 am

    They are awesome….. but I don’t use vista… I just use vista wall papers…. enough for my system….

  3. Keith Dsouza

    August 7, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Great themes buddy, I like MaxClear. Stumbled.

  4. Ken

    August 7, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Great Aero themes, especially the AeroVG. Thanks for the link! Gotta download it now. 😉

  5. Nirmal

    August 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the Stumble

  6. kuanhoong

    August 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Yeah, I too like the wallpaper but not the operating system 😀

  7. Vishal Gupta

    August 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Nirmal

    Thanks for this nice list and mentioning my themes. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  8. Madhur Kapoor

    August 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    They grey theme looks very cool

  9. Raj

    August 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Cool themes

    Thanks 🙂

  10. Nirmal

    August 8, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Your themes were really good ones. 🙂

  11. Vishal Gupta

    August 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you so much. 😀

  12. Sam

    August 8, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t really like any of them, none of them are original, just carbon copy look-a-likes of the windows vista standard theme. I have yet to see someone do something cool with vistas transparent windows, so why include them? doing so only limits you to black or dark colors, so don’t make them transparent. I was working on a windows iteration of the fedora nokoda theme, but got busy and its gathering dust on my desktop. Maybe I’ll finish it sometime soon.

  13. PigsDontFlyButGaySquashDo

    August 8, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Why not a monopoly one with dollar signs and a photoshopped wallpaper of Ballmer laying an egg from a Hungarian chicken?

    Windows is trash, I’ll use Linux for free and smile all the way to the bank, not paying a cent.

  14. abhishek

    August 9, 2008 at 2:35 am

    great list, i also liked max clear as due to its cool transparency.

  15. HisNameIsChris

    August 9, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I really think that Vista is way better than XP. The really shows how sheep like people can be in not even trying it out. That said, I do agree Vista has its faults, but overall its an improvement over XP.

    Thanks a lot for the themes… considering how many bad themes there are out there for Vista (XP seems to have a better offering) these are some pretty good star picks.

  16. Anoop

    August 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I have tried lot of vista themes none of them r working.. when i install it windows classic themes comes.can anyone help?

  17. Vishal Gupta

    August 9, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    You’ll need to patch your Windows to use these 3rd party themes. Download VistaGlazz from following link:

    Install it and then copy the theme folder to “%Windir%\Resources\Themes” folder. Now you’ll be able to apply the theme from Desktop Properties.

    PS: You can also apply the theme using Tuneup Utilities, which is the easiest way.

  18. Anoop

    August 10, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Plz tell me how to patch the windows.. i had tried to rename the uxthemes.dll. but i failed. got a notification that i dont have permission to rename it.. plzz help me..

  19. Vishal Gupta

    August 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    ^^ Right-click on VistaGlazz shortcut and click on “Run as Administrator”. It’ll run, then click on “I agree” button and then click on first “computer” icon. It’ll confirm to Patch system files. Accept it and you have done.

  20. Satbir Singh

    August 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Great Collection.. i just downloaded ’em all. 7 different themes for 7 days of week. stumbled 🙂

  21. Anoop

    August 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Hi Vishal,
    I had one it but still i couldnt see the themes. still aero was running..

  22. Travis

    August 11, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Are 64-bit users out of luck? I don’t see anything on VistaGlazz that talks about a x64 version, only 32-bit. 🙁

  23. mark

    August 13, 2008 at 5:38 am

    Looks awesome! But I’m on XP…still good though.

  24. Matando Aburridos

    August 19, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Muy buenos themes!
    aunque prefiero Windows xp.

  25. gary katsevman

    August 19, 2008 at 7:05 am

    currently sporting the nice look of the Vista Ultimate Grey theme. Unfortunately, when I was installing the theme, explorer freaked out on me, so I booted into my trusty live install cd of ubuntu, and finished doing it from there, and then when i rebooted into vista the theme was in effect.

  26. gary katsevman

    August 26, 2008 at 11:14 am

    i am currently using Vista Ultimate Grey, it is sweet!

  27. abhsihek

    September 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Hi,NIRMAL,this likes good theme
    i like it.good service

  28. solanki kishan bimalbhai prafullaben

    September 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    hi i like theme.good themes.

  29. Juan

    September 6, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    these aren’t photos of the operative system, cause in the start button says ”start” and the Vista’s start button is the official logo of WinVista

  30. gary katsevman

    September 7, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Juan: these are themes for Windows Vista. And in the theme the person can do whatever he wants, in that theme the person who made it decided to put “Start” as the “start menu” as opposed to the windows logo, or just a blank square like in the first theme.

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  32. chaiwirat

    October 21, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    thank you

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  34. ajmal

    November 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    how to use it?

  35. fatma

    November 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Awesome DUDE!!!!! LUV THIS!!! PEACE OUT!!! JUST ROCK DUDE!!!!!!!!!!111

  36. azerf

    November 20, 2008 at 8:12 pm


  37. kishan

    December 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

    hi brotheres i likes theme i downloaded i use this themes.tahnkyou

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  39. Kevin

    January 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Wow… amazing themes…. appreciate your effort…

  40. Crystal

    January 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Can someone e-mail me and help me install one of these so I can use it?

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  42. megan

    February 19, 2009 at 4:44 am

    thank you SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!

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  44. seboo

    March 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    HEY MAN THAT; very nice gratz’

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  46. astud

    April 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

    these themes r cool! vista rules!! peace dudes!

  47. Free RS Accounts

    April 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing

  48. suraj

    May 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    can u guys help me out how to install this theme pls

  49. sandy

    June 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    i have downloaded the theme bt i downt know how to apply it………..plzzzz help me out

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  53. Pradumna

    October 31, 2009 at 8:08 am

    All of them are quite cool.

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  56. tipsbyohm

    June 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

    All them are very nice……

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  59. couplax21

    July 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    thanks ,,, nice theme,, i like it

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    August 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing
    this one. A must read article!

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