SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme)

SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme) for Windows XP

Transform Windows XP into Windows 7 in two clicks

Now that the download period for Windows 7 Beta is over, many people may have lost their chance to try Microsoft's new operating system. If you're among them, worry not: you still have the opportunity to take a sneaky peek at Windows 7, even if it's only by disguising your dear old Windows XP as the new Microsoft OS. View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to install
  • Applies many visual changes
  • Can be tweaked with the Style configuration settings

CONS

  • Doesn't include icons, cursors or any extra Aero features

Very good
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Now that the download period for Windows 7 Beta is over, many people may have lost their chance to try Microsoft's new operating system. If you're among them, worry not: you still have the opportunity to take a sneaky peek at Windows 7, even if it's only by disguising your dear old Windows XP as the new Microsoft OS.

SevenVG RC Theme is a nicely tailored Windows 7 skin that gives Windows XP the new look. The theme is dead easy to install – something you don't usually find in this kind of software - and includes a wide array of changes: new fonts, new common tasks bar, new window style and much more.

Like I said, SevenVG RC is very easy to use. Simply follow the instructions provided by the developer on his website and you shouldn't have any problem. Bear in mind though that you need the uxtheme.dll file patched to be able to use this and other third-party themes.

The only thing I missed in SevenVG RC was a bit more extra material. It would have been great to also have Windows 7 icons and cursors, more wallpapers and some of the extra features you get in the new operating system, such as Aero Shake (which lets you minimize all windows by shaking one of them with the mouse) or Aero Peek, with which you can make all windows transparent.

SevenVG RC is probably the easiest and fastest way to give your old Windows XP a fresh, brand-new Windows 7 appearance.

SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme)

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SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme) for Windows XP

— User reviews — about SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme)

  • sgayres

    by sgayres

    "Why is a "downloader" program necessary?"

    Just as bad as a "coupon printer" or "driver updater". I make my living taking crap... More.

    reviewed on January 11, 2012

  • popitoot

    by popitoot

    "Not GOOD"

    not very cool win 7 and no icons kxkfljghdfjghdjfghdjfghdjfghjdfhgjdfhgjhdfjghdfjhdjfghjfhjdghfjghdjfhgjdfhgfghgfhg. More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2011

  • "SevenVG RC (Windows 7 Theme) for xp"

    The Best... although it's not 100% win 7 but it's cool,i love it..thanks.. It is very convincing, and easy to install. More.

    reviewed on June 25, 2011

  • nurd123

    by nurd123

    "RUBBISH"

    Nothing like wondows 7 more windows 98, third party software was detected as virus and was blocked by my anti virus.All ... More.

    reviewed on January 30, 2011

  • Notso

    by Notso

    "not work"

    lie. It does not look like Windows 7 at all. The borders don't turn to that nice translucent/glass look like the screen ... More.

    reviewed on July 13, 2010

  • Ushingburg

    by Ushingburg

    "Excellant!"

    Definately the best xp-7 transformer. It is very convincing, and easy to install. Of course, the proper win 7 is better,... More.

    reviewed on May 15, 2010