Change Task Bar to Black

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by aznron911, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. Q8PHANTOM

    Q8PHANTOM Notebook Evangelist

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    thanx alot my friend
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    i used the one from softpedia.com...works like a charm...
     
  3. steve_emb

    steve_emb Notebook Consultant

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    I love the transformation pack, I wont be applying it to my new laptop but on this piece of junk that will soon belong to my mother I thought I may aswell try it out. Screen shot:

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    Also I can imagine it would be VERY hard to uninstall (is why i wont be putting it on my new lappy) as it changes the windows files itself, it does not make new ones so if uninstalled, the computer is most likely going to be left with no information about what the start-up screen etc. is supposed to look like.
     
  4. foosa123

    foosa123 adsfjldsajflkajsdfa

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    i have the vista transform pack and i rly like it a lot, but since everyone says its hard to uninstall, i guess i'll wait till i install vista instead of trying to uninstall it. but if i install vista, will everthing be ok? no more transform pack?
     
  5. inter8148

    inter8148 Notebook Geek

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    Can you elaborate on that or could anyone else tell me how to do this for XP? I messed around with a lot of the settings in there and couldn't figure it out.

    EDIT: I figured it out.
     
  6. laptoplover

    laptoplover Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can you tell me how to do it, because I can't figure it out either !
    Please ?!!!
     
  7. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    I hate VTP, it looks good but there is a noticeable performance hit and it screwed up everything when I tried to uninstall it. Had to reformat; so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have a very powerful notebook. Here is what I did instead :

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    I am using a simple XP theme with patched uxtheme.dll. In addition to that I have also customized Shell32.dll,msgina.dll and winlogon.exe to add custom icons and login screens. No extra burden on the CPU or the graphics card because these modifications are done by replacing original content.
     
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    foosa123 adsfjldsajflkajsdfa

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    well since i dont wanna screw up my computer, when i upgrade to vista, will the VTP be gone without problem?
     
  9. rbdesign

    rbdesign Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    I don't think anyone knows for sure, but since Vista will probably overwrite any theme files that are from WinXP, I think it'll just remove it completely.
    That's just a guess. Anything can happen, especially if you do an upgrade instead of a fresh install of Vista.
     
  10. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you want I can post or send you the patched dll files to make XP look like the screens I posted. You only have to replace 4 dll files. The process is completely reversible since all you have to do is replace those 4 dlls back with the originals. This is the safest and most efficient way to get the Vista look. It wont give you fancy transparent effects or Side bars, but it is much better than the XP default theme.
    If you only want to get the Vista look alike theme to work, then you simply have to replace only one dll (uxtheme.dll) and download the theme.
     
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