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UPD  Win7 XP tutorial by PeterRollar UPD  Win7 XP tutorial by PeterRollar
If you want to make your xp look like in the preview (Sorry for the bad quality, otherwise the picture will be to big):
First of all be sure you have enough to eat and drink. A lot of work is waiting for you. Than it would be good, if you know what you do.
Essentials:
UX Multithemepatcher:
[link] for germans or [link] for english.
Makes it possible to use modded themes on XP
Replacer:
[link] german/english
Tool to save change systemfiles
Reshacker:
[link] for germans and [link] 32/64bit for english.
For advanced users who want to change things for their personal taste.
A good start is to install Sevenmizer by Manuel Hoefs
[link]
for german users, or
[link] for english users.
This gives you allcursors, fonts and sounds, also installs UX Themepatcher.
If you look for Win7 Iconpackages go to Cheemster`s page:
[link]
Install this high quality theme by Sagorpirbd:
[link]
This will bring your systrayicons in one row and gves you the right height of the taskbar.Also it offers a lot of colours.Probably the best theme you can find.
Also great themes can be found here [link] by Vishal Gupta and here [link] by Joack, and here [link] by SidCrafty.
For the bottomshellstyle (optional) Made by Joack
[link]
To change the shellstyle go to windows/ressources/ themes and replace the shellstyle.dll with the one you like.
For the bootsequence:
[link] for germans and [link] for english.
For install of the bootscreen you need TuneUp Utilities, which you can get here:
[link]
A install of the bootscreen with TuneUp makes your bootscreen save. No more Windows Update influence on it. TuneUp is shareware and runs for 30 days.Time enough to make your changes.
For singleaccountlogon:
[link] german and [link] english
Win7 userpicturepngs for big frame logon: [link] and [link] Simply convert the pngs to 32 bit bitmaps with GIMP, Photoshop, Irfanview or whatever you use.
For multiaccountlogon:
[link] german and [link] english.
For the shell32
[link] german and [link] english
Should be combined with this:
[link] german and [link] english.
For the explorer:
[link] german and [link] english
For the vistart:
[link] german and english
For the systemtray:
[link] german
[link] german and [link] english

For soundvolmod:
[link] german and [link] english
For systemproperties:
[link] german and [link] english
For desktop properties:
[link] and [link] english
For performance cpl:
[link] german

Also needed:Mydocs dll which gives your Eigene Dateien folder the look of win7
[link] german and [link] english
Win7 Hardwaremanager
[link] german and [link] english
About windows7 box:
[link] german and [link] english
For the Stylertoolbar:
[link] german and [link] english
For "Getting started":
[link] german and [link] english
For the CAD Screen (Very nice and useful):
[link] german and [link] english
For the glassy windows borders:
True Transparency [link]
TT Skin here [link] by biondini

Much better than TT: Komalo's fantastic deviation BorderSkin:
[link]
This offers blur and gives you a full glass explorer (optional)
Looks like the real thing.
Mediaplayer12 for XP by Tosbsas:
[link] german and [link] english
For Findexer (7like side panel): [link]
Icons in Win7 look for findexer: [link]

For the systrayclock:
[link]
You must work a little on the properties to get the win7 look, but it is easy.
For the win7 taskbar with preview use Dimitar Cc`s SBar. My personal recommendation. Don't download it from:devart: Get it here:[link] This page offers all versions of SBar, and one of it will surely work for you.Be sure you have the NET.frameworks installed.Best looking skin for SBar: [link]

or use Viglance made by LeeSoft:
[link]
Combine with Viglance:
[link]
For Mouseover iconeffect (Hovericons) see: [link] Not very stable, and the position of the icons can't be changed.Or use this: [link] much better, but needs a software which isn't free.


To make it perfect use this:
perfect win7 taskbar for XP [link]
7like shellstyle for Visplore: [link] german and english
7like sysrestore:[link] german.
Bitmaps to make the look complete: [link]
Get working show desktop button with aeropeek function here: [link] Don't forget to visit this great work.
For the sidebar go here: [link] Follow all instructions, arrange all to your wishes. After all click close skin.
If you prefer the orignal windows sidebar go here: [link]
If you have XP MCE go to [link] for a Media Center Skin,you can also use this [link] Both are great. A question of your opersonal taste.
If you like your details perfected apply DopeySneezy's Servicepack for XP [link] english or
[link] german
For Win7 original games, use this [link] These are Vista games. They are very similar to the Win7 ones.
For WindowBlinds skins go here [link] and [link] and here [link]
Win7 Themes for XP:
Ducati theme:[link]
Ferrari theme: [link]
Sunset theme: [link]
Blue Sky theme (fanart): [link] german and [link] english made by my friend DopeySneezy.
Should be combined with this: [link] german/english matching shellstyle.
Wonderful 7screensaver: [link]
add Win7 desktop contextmenu with icons english/german go here
[link]
Thanks to all artists who made this possible. Also thanks to my friend Dopey Sneezy who helped me out with many things.
[link]
Special thanks to Yanomani for bugreporting
[link]
and Amirsyahrani (Amirz) for sharing his great knowledgement. [link]

Updated May23 2010
If you ever reach this point (i know it is hard) you have the most complete and most similar looking win7 imitation on XP.
If you think i've forgotten something, please tell me and i will add it.
All:new: done on may 5 2010

For all questions about customisation, pc problems and much more, visit this great site [link]


DEUTSCHE VERSION:
Eine möglichst frische, unverbastelte Installation von XP SP3 ist die beste Vorraussetzung für ein ideales Ergebnis.Zusätzlich müssen die NET. Frameworks bis Version 4.0 installiert sein. Diese werden benötigt für BorderSkin und manche Vistartversionen.

Erforderliche Werkzeuge:
Ultra UX Theme Patcher Ermöglicht das Verwenden von fremderstellten Themes auf XP.[link] Nicht erforderlich bei der Installation von Sevenmizer [link] da es dabei mitinstalliert wird.
Replacer [link] Ermöglicht das gefahrlose Austauschen von Systemdateien, und erstellt Backups der Originale.
Reshacker [link] für fortgeschrittene Benutzer, um alles nach persönlichen Vorlieben zu verändern.:)

Zur Vereinfachung zunächst einmal den SevenMizer von Manuel Hoefs installieren.[link] Zu finden unter Anwendungen. Direktlink fuktioniert leider nicht.
Damit sind bereits der UX Themepatcher, alle Cursor,Schriftarten und Symbole installiert. Das Theme ist ein leidlich aussehendes Basictheme.
Sollten diese Links mal wieder nicht funktionieren, einfach Manuel Hoefs bei Google eingeben.Keine Ahnung warum :devart: diese Links nicht mag.
Als nächstes dieses [link] Theme von Sagorpirbd installieren. Korrekte Höhe der Taskbar, viele verschiedene Farben und einiges mehr. Hierzu das Theme in den Ordner Windows Resources Themes kopieren, und einen Doppelklick auf die Datei msstyle machen.
Auswahl des Themes: Klick auf freie Stelle des Desktops, Eigenschaften und anschliessend Darstellung auswählen.
Ein alternativer Shellstyle ist hier zu finden:[link]
Zum Austausch die Datei shellstyle.dll im Ordner Windows Resources themes shell austauschen. Kann nur bei Darstellungen ausgetauscht werden, die nicht in "Betrieb" sind. Das heisst blaues Thema bei Darstellung anwählen um die Datei des roten Themas auszuwechseln usw. Dieser shellstyle ist meine persönliche Empfehlung.:D
Für die Bootsequenz das [link] herunterladen und installieren.
hierzu wird TuneUp Utilities benötigt. Eine kostenfreie Testversion gibt es hier [link] Unnötig das Produkt anschliessend zu kaufen, da die Änderungen auch nach Ablauf des Testzeitraums erhalten bleiben. Hat noch einige Funktionen, die es lohnt auszuprobieren.
Falls Du der einzige Benutzer Deines Computers bist, installiere dieses Logon [link]
Für ein Mehrbenutzersystem dieses [link]
Um alle AVIs, Kopierdialoge usw. zu erhalten die Datei shell32. dll [link] im System32 Ordner mit Replacer austauschen. Ebenfalls diese Datei [link] im selben Odner austauschen für den Abmeldedialog.
Startmenü hier [link] herunterladen und installieren.

Zusätzlich:
Lautsprechereinstellungen Win7:[link]
Systemeigenschaften [link]
Darstellungseigenschaften [link]
Stylertoolbar [link]
Erste Schritte [link]
Sehr nützlich und schön anzusehen [link] der CAD Screen.
Um die durchsichtigen Fensterränder zu erhalten, BorderSkin [link] installieren. Funktioniert nur wenn die NET Frameworks installiert sind.
Windows7 Sidepanel durch Findexer [link]
Passende Symbole hierzu[link]
Win7 Taskleistenuhr [link]
Taskleistenvorschau [link] Ich empfehle Version 1.041.
Mouseovericoneffekt (Grauer Rahmen um ausgewählte Symbole) [link]

Feintuning:
Perfektes Aussehen der Taskbar [link] Benötigt Grundkenntnisse der Bildbearbeitung.
Win7 Systemwiederherstellung [link]
Funktionierender Dektop anzeigen Knopf in der Taskleiste [link] Nicht unbedingt erforderlich, da Grundfunktion in SBar enthalten.
Win7 Seitenleiste [link] Bitte alle Instruktionen sorgfältig lesen. Wenn fertig Skin schliessen anklicken, da Win7 keinen Skin hat.
Windows7 Spiele sind weitgehend identisch mit Vistaspielen darum hier [link] downloaden.
Sehr schöner Bildschirmschoner [link]
Win7 Kontextmenü [link]

Klingt nach einer Menge Arbeit und ist es auch. Dabei ist das noch eine vereinfachte Version des Ganzen.Man sollte also 2-3 Abende nichts vorhaben. Man hat dann allerdings auch ein perfektes Ergebnis. Viel Spass.:D
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:iconkgkhant:
kgkhant Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  New member Student Artist
it don work
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
? This is a tutorial. How shall it work?
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:iconkgkhant:
kgkhant Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  New member Student Artist
Rabbit hole 
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EJKD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Artist
how do you make the library in the task bar?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is part of the SBar skin.
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Andrei-Azanfirei Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Great work! :heart:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx:iconhappiehplz:
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Andrei-Azanfirei Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
:handshake:
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nggak Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Windows 7 Performance ENGLISH version : [link]
some bugs are not fixed.
Thanks to PeterRollar for his art. I just need to modif the cpl file
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Link gives a 403 error.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Photographer
oh really? i will fix it.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.:)
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costin55 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why dont you make a iso of xp sp3 with this design that will be totally aswome!!!!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This stuff is kinda outdated.I don't use it anymore. But thanks for your kind words anyways.:)
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NewInfinitePro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
:tuhmbsup:

thanks for tour

i give you some a favorites to me
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. Glad you found something interesting.:)
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nic2775 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
i have noticed on my pc that the taskbar and start menu properties keep reverting to the classic xp look. please help me!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have upgraded from SP2 to SP3? If yes this is normal behaviour.
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michaelgaudette Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
damn good work man it looks great
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this very nice comment.:D
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Xrokettut0osX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
How I can put that library or Bibliotheken says that the top of the folder?
sorry for my English, I speak Spanish only hope I can answer
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its part of my styler toolbar skin.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
i see.. i see..
The last picture logon in left down a pic,there's a link:
www.begann.da and i think you take it from google.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's nothing from Google. It's a link to the wallpaper.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
oh
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
how do you get windows media center??
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's XP MCE 2005
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
so,you use XP Media Center Edition??Not XP Professional?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have both.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
hmm...
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Photographer
you write UPD(Update).What deviantion you make before Updated?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The same. It's only actualized.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Photographer
why you don't use this?[link]
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why should i? It's nothing special.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
of course,it's special.Aero ring beside status text.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's only a image, not animated. I've set the aero cursors as default. So i have the original animated one.Much better.
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nggak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
animated aero ring?
iCharge says Aero ring doesn't animate.You have the animated Aero ring for XP??
If you have,please upload it.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You must set the aero cursors as default. That's all.
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Original Windows 7 When Logged On,No mouse cursor.So add Aero cursor beside Welcome text?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not worth the effort. I don't use multi account logon.
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nggak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Windows 7 Logon for XP Realistic by icharge.: [link]
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Photographer
good work.i have made a german performance cpl and wartungs center cpl to english!
I wont to upload.I AM LAZY NOW....
WOW,you are the best art for all!
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Photographer
i have made performance cpl and action center cpl english version by my self.of course,i need your performance cpl and wartungscenter cpl to edit.i like your art.you'r d best!
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iDR3AM Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
WHOA!! it will take a while just to read that!
Nevertheless, thats one awesome tutorial.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:) And you are right. This is a lot of stuff to read, and a lot more stuff to do it. If you follow all steps you will get a almost perfect result. Only this can't be done in one day. On the other hand it's really worth a try. I will have to redo it myself after a HD crash.
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iDR3AM Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Oh yes, but if you have to do something perfectly, you need a good guide. And this tutorial sure is up to the mark! :)
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weridochickforever Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Very useful.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the nice comment.:)
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weridochickforever Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Your welcome!
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stupidzero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work :D
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