Make Windows® XP look like Windows® Vista
Need to know about the various tools that will make Windows XP look like Windows Vista?
Windows XP is one of the most dominant operating systems in the desktop and personal computer market and Windows Vista is the successor to Windows XP. Both the operating systems differ considerably from each other in terms of several factors, like security, management, networking technologies, mobile computing, and shell and user interface. Even though both Windows XP and Windows Vista have faced criticism for various issues, the former still has a positive impact on people. Majority of the desktop and personal computer users want to use Windows XP, but are interested in changing its look to Windows Vista.
The following tools will help you make Windows XP look like Windows Vista:
- Vista Start Menu
- Vista Transformation Pack 7
Vista Start Menu
Vista Start Menu helps in changing the look of Windows XP’s Start menu to that of Windows Vista. In addition, it comes with a variety of features like a program launcher, resizable start menu, desktop search, zoom in/out option, power buttons, and tabs. Moreover, Vista Start Menu does not change your system’s settings, which in turn makes the tool easy to install and remove. Its other benefits include system integration and keyboard and command line support.
Vista Transformation Pack 7
Vista Transformation Pack 7 is one of the major tools that help in making Windows XP look like Windows Vista. This can change the interface of Windows XP, including the Start menu, Control Panel, and system dialogs and icons, to that of Windows Vista. With this, you can also get new desktop, file, and toolbar icons. In addition, you always have the option of new sound schemes and skins for Windows Media Player.
RocketDock is an alpha-blended application launcher that provides a clean interface to drop shortcuts for easy access and organization. It is smoothly animated, memory-friendly, and portable in nature. Some of its other features like drag-and-drop interface, dual monitor support, auto-hide, and running application indicator help you in making Windows XP look like Windows Vista. With RocketDock, you can also translate languages and minimize windows to the dock.
WindowsBlinds is a tool that will help in applying different visual themes on your entire current Windows environment. It can change the overall look by changing the look of the Start bar, Start menu, title bars, push buttons, and more. WindowsBlinds can make your Windows XP look like Windows Vista by using various features such as scripting, user skin re-coloring, and support for additional controls. Moreover, it comes in both free and paid versions.