These 15 beautiful Windows XP themes can bring a totally new look to your Windows XP computer.
Given the age of Windows XP I guess most of us get tired of looking at the age-old user interface. The good part is that Windows XP allows you to update the user interface look and feel without much hassle.
Before we get to see the 15 best looking Windows XP themes let’s just make sure we can apply these themes to our Windows XP machines.
Since these themes are developed by third-party developers Windows XP will not directly apply and use these themes. You have to do a workaround to get Windows XP tuned-up to make use of third-party themes.
Start by downloading UxTheme Patcher and install it. If you use Windows XP SP3 then you might want to download UxTender instead. During installation Windows XP might complain about attempting to replace system files and might ask you to insert Windows XP installation media. Just ignore those warnings and move forward by clicking on the "Continue" button. That will make your Windows XP system ready to accept third-party themes.
Now you can download any of the free themes below and give it a try. After you download the theme pack, unzip it and look for a file that ends with .msstyles. Copy the folder containing that file into C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\
Once installed you can either double-click the .msstyles file and start using the theme or you should click on your desktop and choose Properties and in the dialog that pops up go into the Appearance tab. Pick the theme that you like and start seeing Windows XP from a different perspective.
Okay, enough theory. Let’s move on. Here are some of the 15 best looking Windows XP themes that are free to use (for the most part).
It would be nice always to create a restore point before applying any of these themes. It would help in case if any of the themes misbehave and you can restore your computer back from the restore point.
I hope you liked some of the above themes for your Windows XP machine.