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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 86 votes

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    November 19, 2009
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review


This is app is extremely simple, but performs an essential and possibly complicated task for Windows Vista customizers. It patches several DLLs that control Vista's appearance so that users can alter Vista to their liking. It's also freeware, making it a viable workaround for those who want to tweak Vista but don't want to pay for it. It also changes Aero so that it stays in effect on maximized screens.

There's not much else to the program. It absolutely will not work with Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidates. If you install Vista Glazz before removing the SP1 RC, simply uninstall the app and then SP1, and then reinstall the program. The interface is basic, there are no skins provided, and the EULA gives off the vague stench of unfounded fear.

Nevertheless, if you're looking for a simple solution to a potential nightmare, Vista Glazz may be the first step you'll need to take to pretty up Vista just the way you want.

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    January 12, 2012   |   By Pasow

    Version: VistaGlazz 2.4.1


    when it wasn't an intrusive, money grubbing program. it was great! allowed me for the past 4 years to run custom themes and i came to download the latest version to do just that again with a new computer.


    will change all of your internet settings regardless of the boxes that you check and check.

    that to me is the equivalent of a fishing scheme.
    (now Ive got to go threw the hassle of reverting everything)


    this program should be removed from this site, and given a do not use warning.

    Updated on May 13, 2012

    I would like to place an update to this review however form the looks of it Cnet won't let me change the star rating. Currently I would mark it as a 4/5.

    My original review was written after having their monetization stuff wreaked havoc on my systems defaults murdering everything and i was rather rash in my conclusion. However it was at that time correct for after unchecking all boxes it still installed that stuff. (still don't know if it was just a singular fluke or something Cnet did as the installer form Cnet at the time was different form the one given by Codegazer)

    After recently getting prodded by Codegazers staff over my review and if I had ran in to some bug. I decided to give the programs installer another run and see if it would repeat its previous acts against my system. Thankfully it didn't and the installers received from both Codegazer and Cnet were identical this time around.

    Seeing as my previous gripe with the program is now gone, I can comfortably give it a 4/5.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.0
    Version 2.0 adds support for Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) and Windows XP SP3.
    Publisher CodeGazer
    Publisher web site
    Release Date November 12, 2009
    Date Added November 19, 2009
    Version 2.0
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Desktop Customization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
    Download Information
    File Size 2.24MB
    File Name VistaGlazzSetup.exe
    Total Downloads 1,853,591
    Downloads Last Week 169
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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