Want to bring the look of the Windows 7 taskbar and interface to Windows Vista? Thanks to the hard work of a dedicated Vista user, everyone can download a special visual style for Windows Vista that will transform your pc.
Before you can install the new visual style the visual style engine must be patched to allow non-Microsoft visual styles. Check out my article on using VistaGlazz to do that.
Once you have patched your visual style engine you are ready to install the theme:
- Visit deviantART and download the Windows 7 visual style.
- Extract the files and navigate from the extraction location through Theme and Windows7. There you will find the Windows7.msstyles file. Copy that file to c:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
- Next, just double-click on the file you copied and apply the new style.
- If you want to make your taskbar only show application icons like Windows 7 follow these instructions.
Don't forget to explorer the Extra folder. There you will find many Windows 7 icons, wallpapers and more to complete the Windows 7 look.