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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, March 4, 2007
17 years ago2,473 views

I liked the look of Vista, but didn't want to pay(prices are 65% higher in Ireland than in the US). Rather than using a Warez site or illegal Torrenting, I searched the web. I came across loads of cool software to make XP look like Vista. Heres what I've got now.

http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/11193/2003503773587403869_rs.jpg
Note the new Exit, minimize buttons etc.
http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/10681/2003570618764545989_rs.jpg
1. New alt-tab thingy gives screenshot
2. Vista Sidebar
3. Calendar pops-out if you click on the time
4. Screen-Shot when you hover over Taskbar
http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/10495/2001987466761693654_rs.jpg
New Explorer
http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/10761/2001941629466787053_rs.jpg
http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/10761/2001941629466787053_rs.jpgista Media Center
http://aycu17.webshots.com/image/12976/2003526479410455766_rs.jpg
New Icons
http://aycu14.webshots.com/image/12053/2001914098000311778_rs.jpg
Media Player 11

I would like some constructive criticism please.
If you want to download the package i made it can be downloaded from http://rapidshare.com/files/18402666/VistaXP.zip
Comes with helper File

DPic [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I just went to my nearest retail store that sells pc's with Vista pre-installed. I found two that were on display with windows vista ultimate. THE CD KEYS ARE PRINTED RIGHT ON THE BACK! I copied them down and now i have free vista. All you have to do is download the beta and punch in the cd key that you got at the store. I'm not even using it though- i just got Ubuntu linux and i plan to use that. I might just give vista away

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Nice. Can you also get the 3D effect?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Yes you can get the flip 3D effect with software known as TopDesk which is included in the package. Unfortunately it is a paid program ($20) and the software that comes with the package is just a 30 day free trial with an option to Upgrade. Everything else is free.

PS. DPic, where do you download the beta?

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