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Vista VS for Windows 7 FINAL by fediaFedia Vista VS for Windows 7 FINAL by fediaFedia
Might have fixed basic this time

Yeah its final. Simple preview for those who care.

Changelog:

:bulletblue: Fixed basic taskbar issue

:bulletblue: Fixed shadowless frames blue outline

:bulletblue: Changed tray icon expander to vista style

:bulletblue: Changed shellstyle text color to match vista's

:bulletblue: Added shadow to Folderband like in vista

:bulletblue: Changed startmenu program seperator color

:bulletblue: Added opaque maximized option

:bulletblue: Added EXTRAS with links to windows sidebar and wmp11 for windows 7

:bulletblue: Added a bunch of beautiful vista icons

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After almost a year of waiting, I managed to fix BASIC :iconffuplz:


FIXED: All taskbar positions and sizes, now it's perfect

64bit explorer: [link]

Small updates:
Fixed bottom iconized taskbar bug
Applied VG's theme name fix [link]
Works fine with Vista-aero glass theme in firefux (no need to rename it now)

Introducing Windows vista VS for 7, the preview speaks for itself.

Comments and bug reports are welcome!

Thanks to PandaX and Xyrfo for the help.
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Cool
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:iconbeegor-bucleor:
Beegor-Bucleor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
This looks beautiful. Great work!
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:iconhaveithosted:
haveithosted Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Hi there! can you provide us how to install this please? as I am interested on it :) .,.Thanks
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
It's all in the readme - basically patch uxtheme and then copy that theme into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and apply..
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:iconred-reynart:
Red-Reynart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
The year of when this was published is years old going by the other comments below, though if you are still around, I wish to thank you on this effort to bring back the old feel of vista.
There are some out there who don't care for vista all too much, except for the few like myself, I perfer vista over any other OS so far. 7 included.

I just installed 7 to my pc as a duel boot system and already I feel awkward about 7. A few years back when I built my pc, I got 7 though my college but opted for vista instead because It was still very much supported and I could easily navigate it. Unfortunately the support is slowly dieing and I am noticing even with updates of programs, the updates aren't any longer supported. For me this will be a slow transition but glad there is something like this to make it easier.

But now I am curious, how much can be edited by a theme? How much familiarity can be added back? Classic Shell helps out too as I used the classic theme for vista but another thing I never cared for was the windows aero and I stuck with the Vista Basic. This gave me a dark, rich, and solid task bar but windows were with the light blue boarders. The theme here uses aero which will turn all windows and the taskbar one sold color. Which to get the vista look of a black taskbar will turn the windows a really gaudy black. So if you are still around, If you can make a non-aero theme or at least if it is possible.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
You'll get a solid taskbar if you switch to windows basic using this theme. Just disable aero.
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:iconred-reynart:
Red-Reynart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
How exactly if I may ask as this theme only seems to appear under the aero listing. Unless I am missing something.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconultimatepopcorns:
UltimatePOPCORNS Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
I made a modified version of your theme, can I post it here(or anywhere else) while crediting you?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah as long as it links back here
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:iconultimatepopcorns:
UltimatePOPCORNS Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Ok, thanks!
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:iconred-reynart:
Red-Reynart Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
I am not sure what happened, I tried what was in that link and the taskbar is now "sky" color and not black, changing themes no longer seems to have any affect on the style.
I am not very savy when it comes to customizing Operating Systems.
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:iconlovevist:
LoveVist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
please help me. how to install vista icons? please tell me
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:iconrockeyda:
RockeyDA Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
YES!!!! SO HAPPY, if i knew you i would send you a donation of 2 xeon cpu's, currency for the win... win server atleast, got my 08 R2 feeling like my non R2, well close, now i just got to take the files i took from vista and give me my old start bottion in classic shell.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
There should be a start button PNG inside, otherwise you can use ResHack to extract it
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:iconrockeyda:
RockeyDA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
well i pulled my own out and then removed the windows logo then put rainbow dashes cutie mark in it.
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:iconmatthaus-hagedorn:
Matthaus-Hagedorn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the basic folder icon installed on my system (using regedit), but if I put them in small/medium it reverts them back to the default windows 7 ones, I know you have to install the before/after icons though.
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:iconsbsaid:
sbsaid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
dsaasd
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:iconmathiasnk:
MATHIASNK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
i need help!!!
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:iconmathiasnk:
MATHIASNK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Guys please where do i download the theme?
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:iconsomanyfuckingfurries:
SoManyFuckingFurries Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I  followed all the steps and I just made it where I can't switch themes at all
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:iconnswerhun12345:
nswerhun12345 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
How to install custom icons?
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:iconred-reynart:
Red-Reynart Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
This is cool but I can still "See-Through" the taskbar which is there anyway to make it solid?
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:iconshogunreaper:
shogunreaper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Can you make this for windows 10?
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:iconhalo-ben:
halo-ben Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Used this on my new laptop with windows 7 c:. looks good! I will rice 7 a little later.
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:iconbeanbeandood:
beanbeandood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Do you have for 32bit?
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:iconconnor9565:
Connor9565 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2015
You can get rid of the ugly show desktop button with 7+ taskbar tweaker. Use the show desktop icon in the quick launch.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
yep, using 7tt for years
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:iconbeegor-bucleor:
I couldn't use Take Ownership over Explorer.exe to replace the Windows 7 Start Orb with the Vista version... no option to take ownership comes up with explorer.exe for me, so maybe MS prevented that in a Windows update. However, the Start Orb can be changed easily with this app: www.techspot.com/downloads/619…

I replaced it using that app and the Vista Orb bmp file downloadable from here: ozzy8031.deviantart.com/art/Vi…

But I encountered a problem with the display of the Orb while using a size-heightened taskbar - The indent around the orb stops about 1/5th of the way from the top of the orb: i.imgur.com/ZfpQgZt.jpg

The indent around the Orb should display all the way around it, like in Vista: i1-news.softpedia-static.com/i…

But I just found a version with the proper display for heightened taskbars, here: xreunion160.deviantart.com/art…

So I'm all good!

PS, thanks for making this theme.
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:iconpatrickmacx64:
patrickmacx64 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Is there a way to change the shutdown buttons or the login screen background?
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:iconbeegor-bucleor:
Beegor-Bucleor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
CHANGING THE WINDOWS 7 WELCOME / LOCK / LOGIN SCREEN BACKGROUND:

Open Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc

Navigate to: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

Double-click "Always use custom login background", and set it to Enabled, and press OK.

Create a folder with the following path: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

Copy a picture into C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds, and rename it "backgroundDefault.jpg"
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:iconunknownplayer1068:
UnknownPlayer1068 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Can you change this thing to this one?
(you obliviously don't understand what I mean, so please click on the screenshot)

That's what i mean:
www.mediafire.com/convkey/7ceb…
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:iconbeegor-bucleor:
Beegor-Bucleor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Yeah, the selected-application indent on the taskbar is different in this theme than in Vista. Vista's version looks more 3D. Great theme, though, but some little things like that could use touching up.
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:iconunknownplayer1068:
UnknownPlayer1068 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
I have edited it with Vista Style Builder.
Feel free to use it~

www.mediafire.com/download/tgy…
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:iconviolentalien:
VIOLENTALIEN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as Vista is a personal fav of mine(seriously, 7 is ugly. really, ugly. thanks, Ribbon feature!), this is a gift from Heaven.
thank you for making this!
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:iconconnor9565:
Connor9565 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
You're saying 7 is ugly, look at 8, lol. Even 10. You cant fix the ugly.
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:iconhunterkiller926:
HunterKiller926 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The system tray displays no Network or volume or action center icons. :/
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:iconbillybob-joe:
Billybob-joe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cooooooooool! lonk lonk lonk lonk lonk lonk 
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:iconthevistas2004:
TheVistas2004 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Interface Designer
lol
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:iconhunterkiller926:
HunterKiller926 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
quite a large bug: the explorer.exe process has no system try icons, no network, no sound, and no action center
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:iconagile-eagle1994:
AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Vista! 8D
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:iconiluvebf:
iluvEBF Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014  Student Writer
oh my GOD

OH GOD

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT

I LOVE YOU NOW.
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:iconkylelopez20:
kylelopez20 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello can u give me of old notification icons for Vista? I really really want old notifications from Vista
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:iconre11ding:
re11ding Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon me for my ignorance as I've never installed a theme before... from scrolling down I saw someone comment how all his system restores disappear once he tried installing the theme (Or at least that was implied). Does using uxtheme and patching everything end up removing your system restore points or was this a problem exclusive to that commenter?
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:iconxxbatman2xx:
XxBatman2Xx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Get 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to remove the show desktop button
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
yes
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:icontalkside:
Talkside Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Как поменять иконки пользователя, скажи пожалуйста)
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:icondejo01:
dejo01 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
A small bug: When hovering over the desktop icons, there is no transparent box. Also, the selected icon is like in classic theme; no transparent selection box.
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