How do you change your folders on vista to look like they did on xp?
i want to make the music folders look like i had them on xp and it doesnt work the same as far as putting a pic on it...i know you can put a pic but not the same as xp..any ideas??
PANKAJ ARE YOU TELLING ME THE ONLY WAY I CAN CHANGE THE LOOK OF THE FOLDERS IS TO DO ALL THIS..I DO APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT BUT I JUST WANT TO PUT A PIC ON A FOLDER BY CHANGING THE APPEARANCE ASO THAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT DOES ON XP..I REALLY DONT WANT TO COMPLETELY CHANGE THE WHOLE VISTA PROGRAM
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Changing Windows Vista to look like Windows XP
This Instructable will explain the process of changing Windows Vista and making it look like Windows XP. This covers changing the log-in screen, the computers theme, changing the mouse cursor style, and customizing other little features. Let me know if I miss something and comment, as this is my first instructable.
Step 1. Wallpaper
Given is the official Windows XP Bliss wallpaper. Visit this link
http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FOF/IC5Z/F... to get the wallpaper
Step 2. The Theme
Windows Vista doesn't allow you to change the theme to ones non certified by Microsoft. To work around this, you have to replace the system theme .dll files. This can easily be done by using VistaGlazz from Code Gazer.
1. Download from http://www.codegazer.com/vistaglazz/downloads/ and Install VistaGlazz.
2. Launch VistaGlazz and choose the first option, patch system files.
3. Reboot your computer at the prompt.
4. Download the Luna(XP) theme from deviantART user =Satukoro. See http://satukoro.deviantart.com/art/Luna-blue-for-V...
5. Copy/Extract the Luna Blue Folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
6. Right-click on the desktop and choose personalize.
7. Select Windows Color and Apperance.
8. Choose Luna -Blue and select Apply.
Step 3. Login Screen
Using a program called LogonStudio Vista, you can use any image as the background for the login screen.
1. Download from http://download.cnet.com/LogonStudio-Vista/3000-20... and Install LogonStudio Vista.
2. Download and save the attached file called Windows XP.logonvista
3. Open LogonStudio. Choose load and find the windows xp.logonvista file.
4. Press the apply button. It will lock the computer to show you the new backround.
Step 4. Mouse Cursor
The Windows XP cursor and the hour glass is easily brought back.
1. Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize.
2. Click Mouse Pointers.
3. Choose Windows Standard (Large) from the menu.
4. Click Apply.
Step 5. Titles in Windows Explorer
In Windows XP's Windows Explorer, the folder name and icon was displayed in the title bar. Bring them back by using a program called Aero Bar.
1. Download a file AeroBarIco.exe (search in Google / Yahoo)
2. Save in Startup folder in Start Menu.
3. Double Click it to run.
Placing it in the Startup folder starts it when windows starts, not needing to run it everytime.
Step 6. Firefox
1. Use the theme (Version 1.0 — May 21, 2008 — 458 KB) to restore the previous XP theme in Firefox, download from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/ve...
Step 7. U.A.C.
User Account Control may be one of the most annoying features of Vista. Using a program called Tweak UAC, you can choose the level of annoyance.
1. Download from http://www.tweak-uac.com/download/ and run Tweak UAC.
2. Choose your level. I recommend Quiet Mode, which doesn't prompt adminstrative accounts at all, but leaves it on for other accounts.
Step 8. Wallpaper
Official Windows XP Wallpaper
- kiferLv 44 years ago
Did you attempt going into the residences of the "e book" icon? i don't be attentive to VISTA yet i could think of that the residences are available in to look in merely like it somewhat is in XP. (you are attempting this by way of stunning clicking the icon and on the backside is residences) no count if it somewhat is there could be a "custom" tab in there which might provide help to view some distinctive icons to apply. yet an alternate selection is to objective employing the "classic" version of XP on your start up menu. i don't be attentive to if which will exchange the look of your icons although if this is worth a attempt and in case you don't like it you are able to consistently change back. to alter to classic view - in any version of VISTA: **Open Taskbar and start up Menu residences by way of clicking the commencing up button , or what ever way you like - merely pass to the administration Panel and click visual charm and Personalization, after which click on the Taskbar and start up Menu. **click the commencing up Menu tab, click classic start up menu, after which click ok. yet an alternate selection is attempt buying a cd/dvd with icons (or stumble on an internet site the place you are able to dl them for small value) this could provide help to apply any icon on your library for something on your laptop. If all else fails have your computing device wiped and deploy XP in it! (that's what I did -XP continues to be available at particular sites i could be helpful to get the entire cd version and not the OEM)