Vista Transformation Pack

Vista Transformation Pack

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 322 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,847,206
  • Date Added:
    December 12, 2007
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    67
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

Editors' Review

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If you can't wait to swap your boring old hourglass for a new shiny, spinning blue circle (among countless other icon and front-end changes to your system), but don't want to bother with actually upgrading from Windows XP to the Vista operating system, here's your download. The Vista Transformation Pack won't get you the Aero-style interface unless you have the complementary skinning software WindowBlinds, but it will give you just about every other part of the Vista look that's applicable to the XP system.

The installation went fairly smoothly, although it seems that you will need to have at least a 64MB video card that supports DirectX 8 to run the Vista Transformation Pack, even if you don't want the Aero-style interface. Although the program creates a backup before installing. However, we found that we need to restore all of our Windows display settings (fonts, color schemes) after uninstallation.

Making changes to your original setup choices is a bit difficult. It seems that every little tweak requires restarting Windows. We also ran into a problem with Windows repeatedly restarting. We had to apply a manual force quit, which prompted a Windows diagnostic boot-up screen the next time we restarted.

Vista Transformation Pack has loads of little details that can make your XP computer look as if it's running Vista, without the hassle (or cost) of upgrading. The spinning blue circle totally kicks the XP hourglass' butt. However, a lack of official documentation and some instability issues both help push the program down to the high end of the three-star titles. A few improvements could easily bump it up to four stars.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 32
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 322 votes

    • 5 star 91
    • 4 star 83
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 90
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4 stars

"Really nice"

February 20, 2013  |  By Chadvayne

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

Makes it look and feel almost exactly like vista, cool features like a window snap too

Cons

Uses up more ram and slows your computer down if you don't have that much of it

Summary

It is a good program with no viruses, I tried it on my old xp and it makes it look exactly like windows vista now.

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5 stars

"WOW so simple"

July 08, 2011  |  By narutoblockhead

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

gives it a good look

Cons

can cause problems none big

Summary

I like it

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4 stars

"Good, but has a few.. Kinks to work out"

June 17, 2011  |  By LIGHTS_FTW_

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

Looks amazing, can hardly tell you're still using Windows XP. You even have the side bar thing. Has many of the benefits of the real Windows 7, you can even drag folders to the side of the screen to split the screen in half for easy file transfers.

Cons

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but when I minimize my browsers or folders, they don't show up on the taskbar for me. So I have to keep all my windows open all the time.
Slows down computer a wee bit.

Summary

I didn't have any viruses, least, not that I've found yet.
Also speed wise, I freed up my ram by deleting or disabling other processes that I wasn't using. Almost got my computer back to running normally.

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5 stars

"superb transformation"

March 12, 2010  |  By AdarshNarsaria

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

nobody can understand that we are using the old windows xp

Cons

slows the computer a bit

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1 stars

"TROJANS!!!!!"

November 08, 2009  |  By -starJ-

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

It makes most of your computer look like Vista

Cons

It has 6 Trojans in it and crashed my computer :(

Summary

rubbish (get windows 7 transformation pack 3)

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3 stars

"seemed risky but not bad"

October 27, 2009  |  By darkzero569

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

it makes your XP desktop look like Vista's Yay!

Cons

at least most of it and slows the computer considerably

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1 stars

"Use UX THEME Patcher and Download Themes Instead!!!"

September 18, 2009  |  By wiredchicken

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

NONE
Makes your computer Look nice (Supposivly)

Cons

Virus\
Slows Computer down considerably
May have to reinstall windows xp

Summary

Not that Great

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1 stars

"SUCKS!!!!!"

September 09, 2009  |  By 57389

 |  Version: Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

Pros

SUCKS!!!!!

Cons

SUCKS!!!!!

Summary

SUCKS!!!!!

Updated on Oct 24, 2010

STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.1
Version 8.0.1 includes the ability to save transforming information for later uses and unattended transformation and to detect the targeted machine and give suggested setup configuration; some transformation procedures refinements you should look at like pre-configure on first run; removed obsolete dialogs and msn skin; and other improvements.
General
Publisher Windows X
Publisher web site http://www.windowsxlive.net/
Release Date December 12, 2007
Date Added December 12, 2007
Version 8.0.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Skins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server, 64MB VRAM graphics card with DirectX 8, 512MB RAM for third-party applications
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Total Downloads 1,847,206
Downloads Last Week 67
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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