Good way to theme Windows XP without paying/screwing my system up?

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    Being limited to Royale, Luna, and Royale Noir, I'm looking to broaden my horizons. I think that I have tried before, but I was a nooblet then and I screwed up my system.

    So, what to do? Suggestions? Mac-like themes would be a plus.
     
  2. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    www.themexp.org

    Click on visual styles at the side.

    They do make you install some software, but you can uninstall it after.
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    Well, I gave it a shot. They made me install known spyware to get it. :(
     
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it installs a crappy search thing but you can uninstall it from "Add/Remove Programs". Me and my friend both use themes from this site and our computers are fine.
     
  5. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    I use interfacelift.com for mine.

    Only thing is before you can use the theme, you have to edit the uxtheme.dll file in the Registry in order to use a theme other than a Microsoft-signed one. There are about a million different sites showing you how to do this, all for free.

    AFAIK, the various programs like StyleXP modifies that file in memory, but a fix for it will modify it permanently.

    Here's an FAQ about it.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'm sure you know about it, but when I had XP I used FlyakiteOSX.
     
  7. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I had that on my old P4 Toshiba for a while before I really cared. It blows! It slows everything down and there are about eleventy kajillion bugs. It has promise though. :)

    I do wish version 4 would come out and it'd look exactly like Leopard.
     

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