XPize Darkside

XPize Darkside 2.1

Complete visual overhaul for Windows XP

PROS

  • Very easy to install and uninstall
  • Includes DLL patching and restoration point
  • You can choose which elements to install and which not

CONS

  • Modifies system files: don't forget to use the restoration point option

Very good
8

With only three colors to choose from (blue, silver and olive green) it's easy to get bored of the standard Windows XP visual theme. Luckily you can now give it a sleek dark appearance with XPize Darkside.

Like other theme packs such as the original XPize or Vistamizer, XPize Darkside lets you fully customize Windows XP's look and feel in just a few clicks. The theme is installed via a wizard-like interface that lets you choose exactly which elements (log-on and log-off screens, screensavers, icons, cursors, wallpapers and the likes) you want to use and which ones you prefer to leave out.

As you can see, it's more of a visual overhaul, rather than a system update. In any case, as some important files are actually edited, XPize Darkside creates a restoration point before applying any change to the system.

After installation, a system restart is all you need to do in order to see your Windows XP with a brand new elegantly dark design, including new icons, wallpaper and screensaver. Besides all graphical eye candy, XPize Darkside also includes a program - TaskSwitchXP – that upgrades the Alt-Tab app switching dialog window.

XPize Darkside is a complete, easy-to-install visual theme that will give a sleek dark appearance to your Windows XP.

XPize Darkside

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XPize Darkside 2.1

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