Windows 7 themes are some of the most striking themes. It has become a hot choice for all those who are using the operating system as well as those, who are still happy with their XP and Vista Operating Systems. But contrarily, Windows 7 themes are not compatible with XP or Vista.
How to get it worked on other versions of operating system? Scroll down to get the tweaks which would allow you to give a Windows 7 appearance to your Windows Vista and Windows XP enabled computers.
To extract files from the zipped Windows 7 theme folder, install free 7-zip utility. This will extract your files into a new folder.
All the Vista users who are running Aero, a double click on the newly created theme folder would let you change your windows borders in one of the downloaded theme outlook.
Those users, who are trying to implement Windows 7 theme on XP enabled machine, can it done by particularly clicking 'set as desktop background.'
There is one more light tool, which helps in setting up windows themes on XP. This is known as "wallpaper shifter app." This application picks random wallpapers from selected directory and sets it as the active Windows wallpaper.
If you want to add theme sound and Icons, it is very easy to do, as you only need to copy the sound files (these are normally in.wav format) to the default media folder.
To add any windows 7 theme icons on your Windows Vista machine, you have to right click at anyplace on the desktop and then choose 'personalize.' It will be followed by clicking on 'change desktop icons.' Now chose the icon, which you want to.
To change desktop icon in XP enabled machine, like Windows Vista, you have to right click anywhere on Desktop. Now select 'properties'. This would be followed by selection of 'Change Icon' tab and then browsing of new icons.