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UXTheme Multi-Patcher - changing XP's Desktop Visual Styles

George's Article - Freeware - Tip

article by GeorgesFreeware, Nov 2005 - _ Desktop Tools


Notes from Clif

Here is another fantastic article from the cutting edge of freeware. George describes how you can completely change the look and feel of Windows XP using a neat freeware hack. He also includes two demonstration videos of how his PC looked when he was done and how he did it.


Excerpt from George's Review

When I had first gotten Windows XP, I became thrilled with desktop themes. When I found the Neowin freeware patch for Windows XP, I discovered a whole new world of totally cool ways of changing the appearance of my desktop that go far beyond desktop themes. If you like desktop themes, you will love visual styles. The Neowin patch allows you to use styles that others have created that are much like the “Windows XP Style” that is included on the “Appearance” tab of the “Display” option in the “Control Panel”. I created the video above to show you two different visual styles that I installed on my computer. read more


Screenshot - George's Start Button

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Version 5 of UXtheme Multipatcher



Here is a nice website that CC found for UXtheme patcher themes.



CC also told me about a tool set that uses UXtheme patcher to make your Windows XP look like Windows Vista.