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If you are running Windows XP and want your system to look more like Windows 7, then this guide is for you. Vishal Gupta, Microsoft MVP at askvg.com has made a simple installer to change Windows XP, visually, into Windows 7. His instructions are clear and simple, so head on over and learn how to make Windows XP look like Windows 7.

Below is a screenshot of my XP desktop with the first stage of the transformation. I think it looks really good and you can have this effect too.

Screenshot of Seven Refresh

Transfrom Windows XP to Windows 7 without Using a Transformation Pack



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7 thoughts on “Make Windows XP Look Like Windows 7”

  1. Pingback: Make Windows XP Look Like Windows 7 | Windows XP Guides | Windows … | Current Technology Updates daily
  2. Thanks for putting it here. :)

    PS: Just noticed the MVP logo. Congratulations mate, you really deserve it.

  3. Thanks for putting it here. :)

    PS: Just noticed the MVP logo. Congratulations mate, you really deserve it.

  4. Jay says:

    Thanks for this article. Just suggestion you can also visit some tutorials on WinMatrix forum about “List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications and Features for Xp” to make Xp totally like Vista or Seven in both GUI and usability for free. Also there might be some/more original Vista / 7 applications ported to Xp etc! Very helpful for me:

    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20480 and
    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21246

    Anyway, long live Xp!

  5. Jay says:

    Thanks for this article. Just suggestion you can also visit some tutorials on WinMatrix forum about “List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications and Features for Xp” to make Xp totally like Vista or Seven in both GUI and usability for free. Also there might be some/more original Vista / 7 applications ported to Xp etc! Very helpful for me:

    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20480 and
    http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21246

    Anyway, long live Xp!

  6. Tornadofingers says:

    now if i do this will it keep all my files and stuff on here

  7. Wooper95 says:

    When it runs do it use a lot of memory?
    Can you turn off some of the elements?
    I only want to have transparent windows.

    Well maybe I’ll have a look at that dudes page to learn more and try out this software.
    It looks cool so it must be a bit cool.

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