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First post, by cambalinho

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Windows XP: is there any theme that looks like Windows ME and 98?
(event the start\shutdown GUI)

Reply 1 of 8, by digger

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Windows XP has a built-in Windows 2000 theme that you can select, which is basically the same theme as Windows Me. (Even better: the mouse cursor will have a nice subtle shadow that is missing in Windows Me.)

Startup and shutdown will be a lot tougher, though. Not sure if there are any patches out there that can mod those.

Reply 3 of 8, by ptr1ck

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2000/ME are also my favorite icon sets and unique to those two systems. It's difficult to replace all the XP icons with those but trivial to match almost everything else with a custom theme file. My Computer, etc are easy to define in the theme but others like Control Panel are difficult to replace.

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Reply 4 of 8, by cambalinho

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to be honest, even WinXP, isn't be MS-DOS(but Command Prompt), i think is much more stable than Windows 98\ME or even 2K... because some MS-DOS games are working better on WinXP than older versions(tested by me... ok the PC is more younger than Windows ME\98) 😉
ok.. with sound emulation 😜

Reply 5 of 8, by leileilol

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XP's startup is an entirely different VGA mode without a color cycle, so if there's any recreation of the boot screen, it'll never be the same. For icons, this may get into DLL hackery territory and there WAS a special theming program out there that could do that for XP and 7.

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