Bored of the standard themes of Windows XP and want some visual styles? Then here is a way out. One can now enhance the appearance of visual styles (themes)
in Windows XP, mainly for desktop icons, background appearance, menus, wallpaper
, screensavers, mouse and taskbar. Thanks to Microsoft which provides an option to change the themes, set default as "Luna". Though, this system is locked; the Windows settings can be made visually alluring with free tools and paid ones like Style XP software. The guide below illustrates well a style change for Windows XP
which is refined, followed by a preview.
A theme in principle includes a visual style (the appearance of windows, the taskbar and menus), desktop icons, wallpaper, the mouse, and a screen saver.
If Microsoft has provided the opportunity to change the style ( "Luna" by default), in practice it is locked. To then apply the style of your choice, you must change a system file, thanks to the following free tools (Style XP software can also do this, but you must pay for it):
Download a style in the directory "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
" and select it in display properties, appearance tab. Some sites where there are many themes:
The Royal Theme
You want to change your default XP theme to the Royal Theme:
Link to download: http://royale-theme-for-win-xp.en.softonic.com/
Download and save to: C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
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