October 12, 2009

Top Rated Windows XP Themes Free Download

Windows XP is still the most used operating System all over the world even after its 10 years of release. Because compatibility and reliability of Windows XP are out of any question. By this time lots of Customization pack and themes are made for XP. We the pc users use and change our XP outlook very frequently to see something new always. Though my site is specially for the themes of Windows 7 but there obviously something for the XP users too. So this page is dedicated to provide you the best available Themes for your Windows XP PC till now. I will upgrade this page regularly with the top rating themes for your windows. All the XP themes are tested and finest. I search all over the net to combine them all together.I provide the shortest download link for you. And don't forget to say thanks to the original creator or the publisher of these themes. Please Bookmark this page and Visit Regularly. Thanks for Coming.

Before Installing any theme you must know some something:
**In Windows XP Themes files are save In Windows>Resources>Themes Folder of your Windows Installation Directory. So if you download any theme and after extracting just find a single folder then simply copy that folder to themes directory and click the theme file to apply.

**Many 3rd party themes are not installed properly if you dont patch your uxtheme file. Because the GUI of any themes are dependent on these file. Typically it doesn't allow windows user to rewrite windows's original data. So Click Here to download 1 click Utility tools to patch your uxtheme file.

***Here's 4 utility tools that helps you to use any 3rd party theme in your System-
1. One Click Ultimate Theme Patcher
2. Style XP
3. Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher
4. Windows Theme Installer (My Choice)

I hope above information Will help you to install any 3rd Theme properly in your Windows XP.

Avatar Movie Theme for Windows XP
James Cameron's Avatar Is now on your XP! Avatar theme and total customization pack make your PC lokks like Pandora.hahaha!!! Check this theme.
Windows XP Avatar theme
In this Avatar theme pack:
->Visual Style with 4 substyles
->32 Icons
->RocketDock Skin
->Tw Cen MT Fonts
->IconizeTaskbar Script to make your taskbar compact
 
To install perfectly Avatar this you need no follow these instructions:
[I]
1. Download Tune Up Utilities. This program have got an sub program - Styler . This is powerful tool for customizing your desktop: Change VS, icons, boot and logon screens.
2. Instal it and copy Visual style into this path: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\
3. Open Styler(Tune Up Utilities) and use Change Visual Style
[II]
Toolbar on the top of the desktop is called RocketDock and can be found here.
[III]
To change icons you can use Style(Tune Up Utilities)
[IV]
To make buttons on task bar compact you can use this registry code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"MinWidth"="-255"
To restore them to normal state use:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"MinWidth"="154"

 Luna Inspirat
Installation Instructions:
You Have to Do each procedure in order to use the theme properly.Just be careful.
Visual Style
1. Make sure you patch uxtheme.dll.
2. Extract the Zip contents in any desired folder. Navigate to the folder of the desired visual style/colour scheme (i.e. "/Visual Style/Aqua/").
3. Double click on the Msstyle file. The dialog box will appear. Select your font and desired start menu, and press Apply.
4. If you want to switch to the left side shellstyle, simply copy (NOT move) the shellstyle.dll from the folder "Left side shellstyle" and overwrite the shellstyles in "Shell/normalcolor, Shell/Compact1, and Shell/Compact2" folders. note: You may have to apply another style so that Windows lets you overwrite shellstyle.dll's.
Styler Toolbar
1. Download Styler TB from HERE & Install it.
2. Extract the Styler skins into: "C:\Program Files\Styler\TB\skins\Styler's".
3. Right click on the folder toolbar (the thing that has File Edit .... menu, and Back and Froward buttons when you open My Computer or My documents window), and select Styler TB in the pop-up menu. Un-select the rest of the items there.
4. Enter the Styler options (double click the Styler icon in the System Tray), navigate to Toolbar tab, and check "Hide Menubar (Explorer" in the upper left corner. Also, select the skin you want to go with Luna Inspirat.
FindeXer configuration
1. If you want your windows to look exactly like the screenshot (i.e. no Common Tasks panel, and another navigation menu instead), download FindeXer from HERE , or you can download the more recent version from HERE . Follow the installation instructions in the archive to install it.
2. Add some items on the panel (drag and drop). Rename them as you wish. Add separators to make the panel look better .
3. Copy the needed config (FindeXer - Settings.xml) from "FindeXer configs" folder in Luna Inspirat download, and paste it into "X:\Documents and Settings\~~~USERNAME~~~\Application Data\FindeXer", where X: is your system drive (usually C: or D: ), and ~~~USERNAME~~~ is your user name in Windows, respectfully . Overwrite the original settings.
HOPE YOU LIKE THIS THEME.ENJOY

Longhorn Inspirat
-3 Substyles
-With new shellstyle. -All substyles comes with alternative startbuttons. -The Toolbar seperators are transparent, so you can give your toolbar your own space like Longhorn.
*Note*
If you face some problem then just follow the instructions of above theme.I hope that will help you.
 
Inspirat SE
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Ferrari Carbon 2.0 Theme
It includes:
* Ferrari-Carbon v.2.0 Theme (visual style + wallpaper)
* Ferrari-Carbon toolbar for Styler

Aquanox VS
Installation
Run the installer and before installing ensure that you have StyleXP installed on your pc and uxtheme.dll is patched.

Chrome For XP
Windows XP Chrome Theme
Download Chrome Theme 
A Google Chrome Theme for Windows XP. This theme must be loved by every google lovers.
Crystal Systema Suite

Aesthetic Groove Theme

Windows 7 Theme for XP v2
Last year i provide you some exclusive windows 7 transformation themes for windows xp which are greatly appreciated by the XP community. I search all over the net and always give you the best visual themes for your windows. you can find the previous windows 7 transformation packs here.
Today i again give you the latest windows 7 visual skin for xp. its june 2010 update. i assure you that its awesome. This one is the newest Windows 7 aero transformation theme for windows xp operating system.
This Windows 7 Theme For XP Includes:
- Windows 7 Ultimate Theme
- Windows 7 Styler
- Viglance
- True Transparency tools
- Styler
- Shell
- Wallpaper
How To Install:
Follow the readme file inside each folder carefully to apply all this. this can be little bit tricy. So be careful.
Windows 7 XP Theme download

Codename Opus 3.0 Theme
Details:
CO is designed as an ergonomic replacement for the default Windows Classic theme. It was designed with long-term use and compatibility in mind.
Features
- 5 colours: Alpha, Blue, DeviantART, Green and Dusk
- Normal & Compact start panel versions
- Classic and Coloured taskbar versions
- Matching wallpapers and shellstyles
- Yz Dock by Manyk (no Dusk)
- new font choices:
Normal: Tahoma 8
Large: Arial 8
XLarge: Frutiger Linotype 8
 
Alduin Visual Style
A quick modification of Auriel. Different taskbar and window borders.

NeoGeniX Theme
NeoGeniX features a dark theme with neon glowing text and LCD combination, clean design, subtle on the eyes, improving your desktop.
Features:
Left, Right and Top shellstyle variations
4 color schemes (Blue, Green, Orange and Hot Pink)
3 font choices (Tahoma, Verdana and HandleGotD) HandleGotD font included
Cursors, logon theme, sounds, icons and wallpapers also included

NiteLite XP + Modpack
Details:
A combination of Black, White & Grey tones, thin taskbars & thin captionbars.
Font choices: (Included-please install first)
1. a) Calibri+Calibri Caps, b) Arial +Arial Caps, c) Tahoma
2. a) Swis721 Cn BT D-Type + Corbel, b) HaxrCorp 4088 + HaxrCorp 4088 Caps, c) Segoe UI
Animated caption buttons
Funky new full & compact startmenu's
includes matching gehrunnerjunge skin.

Tener VS 1.0 Theme  
How to install:
Get NeoTheme from Neowin.net [link] or Style XP from tgtsoft.com [link] NeoTheme is free while Style XP is shareware; both do the same thing so make your choice.

Ashen II
These Theme Have-
Pack includes visual style, foobar config, miranda, winamp, launchy, samurize config & styler toolbar.
Fonts - Calibri 8, Lucida Grande 7 and Arial 8
Installation instructions-
Read the Readme.txt file.

SlanXP 2.0 Theme
This is a complete remake of  first visual style SlanXP.
It's a very dark theme that works good for us with very bright LCD monitors.
Each substyle is a font option.
SlanXP1 = AvanteGarde
SlanXP2 = Tahoma
SlanXP3 = Calibri 

SlanXP 3.0 Theme
Human for Windows(Linux Theme)
This package includes:
• 5 color schemes: Orange, Blue, Green, Graphite and Purple
• Compact and Full Version
• Ubuntu and Windows Flags
• xFree Cursors
• 5 Wallpaper
How-To install the Visual style:
• Patch Windows
• Extract and copy the Human folder in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
• Double click on Human.msstyles or choose the style from Display Properties -> Appearence and click Apply.

Amok Theme

Muin VS Theme

Royale Vista Theme

Thallos Visual Style
Installation:
To use the Visual Style you need StyleXP and a hacked uxtheme.dll or Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher
Then extract the zip to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes.

Concave VS Theme

Shaded Theme

Foton VS Theme
Author Description:
It consists in a beautiful white and black style with futuristic look and small pixel usage in your screen, perfect for designers and such, everything was done and worked pixel by pixel and some slight gradients were applied to it to help it create a solid and very attractive theme.Hope you enjoy this beautiful theme as much as I do and check the substyles, 3 font variations [Verdana, Tahoma, Frutiger (Zurich BT didnt work well)], 2 icons [Flag and Original Abstracr Icon] and Compact and Full sized start panels.

Mac OS Tiger Windows Blinds

As we all know Mac OS Tiger theme is a bit different from Windows XP theme, Because it contains a redesigned start menu, taskbar and also totally revamped Shellstyle in Mac OS Tiger Explorer.A deviantART user kol has created a Mac OS Tiger Windows Blinds Theme for Windows XP users, the theme look-a-like as Mac OS Tiger interface. It seems that he has created best themes based on Mac OS Tiger for Windows XP.

Windows 7 Theme for XP
This  theme has been created for Windows XP users who want to get the same Windows 7 look in XP. Its an update over previous "SevenVG" theme. Lots of resources has been updated to match with Windows 7 RTM and many bugs have also been fixed based on your feedback.
Following is a preview of this new theme:

Change Log:
New Taskbar buttons similar to Windows 7 RTM (with round corners, updated colors and glow effect)
New User Pic frame in Startmenu similar to Windows 7 RTM
Windows 7 default Userpic is shown in Startmenu if Welcome Screen is not enabled
A brand new Startmenu in Basic style similar to Windows 7 RTM (Thanks to XibaD)
MSN icon replaced with Windows 7 logo in Basic Startmenu
New Menubar matching with Windows 7 RTM
New Quick Launch graphics and buttons spacing updated to match with Windows 7 RTM
Quick Launch "Large Icons" issue fixed. Now Taskbar height remains same.
A brand new "Styler" toolbar included to match Windows 7 RTM
Titlebar buttons graphics and position updated
System Tray icons position updated to take less space
New "Hide Inactive Icons" resources
"Details" view graphics in Explorer updated to match Windows 7 RTM
Taskbar resources updated for proper view in Top, Bottom, Left and Right sides
New "All Programs" Menu Background matching with Windows 7 RTM.
And lots of other small graphics updated.
At last many bugs fixed as usual.
How to Use:
1. Once you download the ZIP file, extract it. You'll get a folder "SevenVG RTM Theme for Windows XP by Vishal Gupta".
2. In this folder, you'll get 5 more folders:
Extra Common Tasks (This folder contains 2 extra shell styles: Bottom and Left dark blue.)
Fonts (This folder contains Segoe UI fonts required for the theme. Run Fonts.exe file to install them.)
Iconized Taskbar Hack (This folder contains registry script to enable Iconized taskbar in Windows XP.)
Styler Toolbar (This folder contains "Styler" setup file and "SevenVG RTM" Styler skin. You can apply it to get Windows 7 look-like commandbar in Windows XP Explorer.)
Theme (This folder contains the main theme. Run Theme.exe file to install it.)
3. Run "Theme.exe" file present in "Theme" folder and apply the theme using Desktop Properties.
4. Also make sure you have patched the "uxtheme.dll" file to be able to use 3rd party themes in Windows. If its not patched yet, download the patch from HERE.

If you want to use any Windows 7 theme to your Windows XP then check THIS POST.

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