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SevenVG RTM Theme for XP by Vishal-Gupta SevenVG RTM Theme for XP by Vishal-Gupta
UPDATE:

Black version available - [link]

Normal Taskbar version available - [link]

*** For Windows XP ***

>>> First and Best Windows 7 look-like Theme for XP <<<

This theme has been created for Windows XP users so that they can enjoy the new Windows 7 look in their good old XP.

How to Use - [link]

SevenVG is the first theme for Windows XP which:

  • Brought Windows 7 look to XP

  • Introduced Superbar (re-designed Taskbar) in XP

And everyone here knows that almost all other Windows 7 themes are based on "SevenVG" theme. Although many theme creators are gentle enough to provide credits but some are not and I'm regularly getting PMs from people notifying me about various DeviantART members who are ripping SevenVG theme.

Anyway, lets talk about this new theme!


"SevenVG RTM" is an update over previous "SevenVG RC" theme. I have updated lots of resources in this theme and fixed various bugs reported by all of you. I really appreciate your valuable feedback.

Following are some major changes in this new theme:


[Changes List]

  • New Taskbar buttons similar to Windows 7 RTM (with round corners, updated colors and glow effect)

  • New User Pic frame in Startmenu similar to Windows 7 RTM

  • Windows 7 default Userpic is shown in Startmenu if Welcome Screen is not enabled

  • A brand new Startmenu in Basic style similar to Windows 7 RTM (Thanks to XibaD)

  • MSN icon replaced with Windows 7 logo in Basic Startmenu

  • New Menubar matching with Windows 7 RTM

  • New Quick Launch graphics and buttons spacing updated to match with Windows 7 RTM

  • Quick Launch "Large Icons" issue fixed. Now Taskbar height remains same.

  • A brand new "Styler" toolbar included to match Windows 7 RTM

  • Titlebar buttons graphics and position updated

  • System Tray icons position updated to take less space

  • New "Hide Inactive Icons" resources

  • "Details" view graphics in Explorer updated to match Windows 7 RTM

  • Taskbar resources updated for proper view in Top, Bottom, Left and Right sides

  • New "All Programs" Menu Background matching with Windows 7 RTM

  • And lots of other small graphics updated

  • At last many bugs fixed as usual


I have tried my best to make this theme absolutely look-like Windows 7 RTM and I hope you all will enjoy this new version.


Installing this theme is very easy. You simply need to run the "Theme.exe" file. If you are not sure where to start from, please take a look at following link which contains proper instructions:

How to Use - [link]

You might also like following tutorial which teaches you how to transform Windows XP into Windows 7 without using any 3rd party pack:

Transform Windows XP into 7 - [link]
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The file is correct. Try to extract it using 7-Zip.
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:iconben2shen:
BEN2SHEN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hELE maN dA THEME FILE iZZ INcoRRup
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:iconjosdw:
JosDW Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ty!
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:iconraznaxd:
raznaxd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Where is the theme file? I mean the file that would be named SevenVG.theme.
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This theme comes with an automatic installer. You just need to run Theme.exe file and it'll copy the required files and folders to Windows. :)
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:iconjem18:
jem18 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
i hope this will work for my xp2 :)
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:iconpraveshmathema:
praveshmathema Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
i have install this theme but doesnot work even i install xptheme patcher.....i have xp service pack 3. help me
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:iconjuiceboy45:
JuiceBoy45 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
it tried for me. try using universal theme patcher
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:iconicedog97:
icedog97 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Very nice! One question...my user profile picture in the start menu stays the default "flower" even after I change it via he control panel. Any idea how I can fix that?
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:iconagusmedia:
agusmedia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Interface Designer
i like it...
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:iconstar-mari:
star-mari Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
how to do it! the icons more big
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:iconenoninja:
EnoNinja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Right click on taskbar and unlock it.Then right click betwen the two small arrows in quick launch and the last icon in it ,go to show>big icons.That's it.Hope i helped.
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fadnarokson Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
eff
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:iconxmizer:
xmizer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Very nice!
But I have only have the standard monitor resolution, My monitor cannot go higher.
But its good anyway!
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:iconisma2212:
Isma2212 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I've got a problem with the taskbar , She's not appear like on the photo
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:iconmathuska:
Mathuska Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello :) thank you so much for this skin but I have a problem: the icons don't change up to W7, I still have the XP ones but I don't know why. I followed the tutorial and read every ReadMe file ):
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mnjgbhbvhf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
why my computer still in windows xp style

please help
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:iconomarrr:
Omarrr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Wow gr8 job and how do you make visual styles is there any proggram or what.i dont know.but i have made a chocolatey theme without the .msstyles.the dark chocolatey theme link:
[link] chocolate theme for xp#/d2tyze6
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SCWells72 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
This is great! Thanks!!! I've really been getting tired of the XP theme for a while now but have to have it on my work machine. I run Win7 at home which just makes it look that much worse. I do have one issue, though...after applying the theme my Start Menu icons on the righthand side (My Documents, Control Panel, etc.) are showing slightly truncated icons whereas in your screenshot there are no icons in that column. Is there some way to adjust the theme or the overall appearance to remove/hide those icons? Oh, and there's no "Undock" icon when I'm connected to my docking station...just the icons for "Log Off" and "Shut Down".
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Brackenleaf Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dx

I downloaded it, unzipped it, extracted the files to my C drive. So then I went to the Theme thing, and double clicked to let it run.

Well then, after it installed, and the Change Your Theme thing came up, I had it set for this theme, and I clicked Apply, but it just made my computer have the original, old Windows look instead of the Windows 7 look.

Did I do something wrong, or is there something I need to do that I didn't?
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Have you run UXTheme patcher?
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:iconbrackenleaf:
Brackenleaf Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, all it did was change it back to the same 'old Windows' style.
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:iconnanito11:
nanito11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
hey check my theme
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:iconfredycad:
fredycad Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
ME PARECE BRILLANTE. GRACIAS POR LA INFORMACION
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:iconsquillysk8:
Squillysk8 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I cannot pin icons to the superbar. I don't know why.
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:iconi0mik3y:
i0mik3y Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Ok, when I click Themes it works starts installing but then when I click apply it installs a random plain theme not the Vista / Windows 7 one..
Can someone help me or give me some advice?
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:iconboltonianrose:
boltonianrose Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
brilliant! Thank you VG for another wonderful theme.
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:icongsm051115:
gsm051115 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
total gonna *

guess wat * means :P
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:icongsm051115:
gsm051115 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
P.S not a rude word lol
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:icondandeath:
DanDeath Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
*Click to download
No wait! "New version available!"
*Delete
*Click to download
No wait! "New version available!"
*Repeat ;)

But great job on the theme! +Fav
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:icongsm051115:
gsm051115 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
same with me lol
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:iconghis1964:
Ghis1964 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
this looks good!

thx
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:iconthisisedward:
thisisedward Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
why my taskbar still in windows classic style ?
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:iconrockriscia:
rockriscia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Wow! Thanks for sharing! Love it!
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:iconarkazain:
arkazain Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you use this on Windows Vista?
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
No.
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:iconmysterye:
MysteryE Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this great theme!
This theme has been featured in: [link]

:D
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Thank you. The site is cool. :)
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DaDudeXXX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
I love it So Much!I love all your themes!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!! you are one of the guys in my list to visit for windows tweaks!
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thanks. :)
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:iconcmkumar2k:
cmkumar2k Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
excellent work.. i like it.. installing now.... thanks much :)
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:iconace1015:
Ace1015 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Ohh Never mind I see use the Styler Toolbar, too bad it can't be installed on 64 bit D:
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Ace1015 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
is it post to change the lay out of the buttons in explorer cause it didn't with mine also, anyone know how to change the color of the forward and back buttons to blue?
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Mattidm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Now I discovered that when i changed the address bar from my documents etc. it wouldn't come up on another window. So I had to minimize all my windows first to see it. So I changed it back now it works fine. it's still best theme ever!!
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Mattidm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
nvm it was problem with viglance... just had to reboot pc
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:iconmattidm:
Mattidm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
This theme is the best!!! I only had some problems with your new address bar (you know on the top of your documents) I first had to get rid of the standard buttons by clicking the right mouse button. Than I had to get rid of the address bar and than I needed to unlock it and rearrange everything... But still it is the best!!!
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:iconstayman:
stayman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
This theme is based SevenRemixXP from NiwradSoft? There are some differences .. Respect belongs to you, I'm your fan [link]
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:iconvishal-gupta:
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
SevenVG is the first Windows 7 look-like theme for XP. Its not based on any other theme but other themes are based on it.
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