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Changing themes on Windows XP.

So, here we have a simple guide on how to change your normal windows look and how to install a custom theme which you will find many online.

Here is our original windows xp themed start menu and desktop.



First to install a new theme you first have to obtain one, here are a few

After you have downloaded the zip file containing the theme. Double click on the file to open it.



Now, this may look different on your pc, it depends if you have installed a program to extract zip files. If you are familiar with zip files etc just extract the files and run the setup to install the theme.

Inside the zip file you will find the following



Double click on the setup file to install the theme.



you may get a pop-up asking for you to extract all, run or cancel, click on run if you do. if asked again, click run again.

Basically install the theme just by clicking next next next and finally finish.

Once you have installed the theme, right click on your desktop background and select properties.




On the properties / theme page, click open the list of themes and select Royale from the list, then apply and OK.




And here is the new theme we downloaded:




You can obtain different themes from all over the net, I would suggest you go with the site linked here, scan the files for viruses before installing. Good luck and thanks for reading.

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