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10-11-2009, 20:19
Windows-7-Design für Windows XP – so geht’s kostenlos - COMPUTER BILD (http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-Ratgeber-Windows-7-Design-XP-verwandeln-4300902.html)

would THAT also work for Windows Vista (Basic), like I have or is it only for XP?


10-11-2009, 21:30

these kind of apps are simulating the look of Win 7 for Win XP. The same kind of apps exist to simulate a Vista Interface on XP.
Please understand that these simulators only copy the images of Win 7, but not the features.

(moreover they will stress on your performance, especially if you have an older machine)

I dont know whether such kind of apps exist in order to simulate a Win 7 interface on a Vista OS, but you could google for it.

But imho these apps are crap. They will make your system to some extent unstable and your performance will suffer. The advanced graphical gimmicks are not worth the trouble. I am still happily running XP as this is now after the third major patch a pretty stable system (and moreover I know how to administer it :) )

Last but not least Computer-Bild is certainly not the best place to pick up useful and necessary apps.
Try c't from heise instead.
heise online - Home (http://www.heise.de/)
or my favorite for free patches , updates and freeware :
FileHippo.com - Download Free Software (http://www.filehippo.com/)

27-11-2009, 22:29
hey, I agree with the matie above me ^_^.

I've used them before, they don't actually make your pc behave like win 7, it just looks a little like win7 but it doesn't bring any additional functionality.

Why don't you just install windows 7 on your pc instead ^^