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    Arrow [Tutorial] - Transform Your Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without Customization Pack!

    NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that....



    If you are using Windows XP but want to enjoy the Linux Ubuntu look, then this tutorial will help you.



    After following this tutorial, you will get the same Linux Ubuntu look in your Windows XP. Below is a list of things which are going to change after in this tutorial:

    • Linux Visual Style
    • Icons
    • Boot Screen
    • Cursors
    • About Ubuntu Dialog Box
    • Shutdown Dialog Box
    • Ubuntu Firefox Skin
    • Ubuntu Styler
    • Ubuntu System Properties
    • Wallpapers
    • Ubuntu Logon Screen
    • Few other Changes…

    1. Linux Visual Style
    You can get the same look in Windows XP by using following theme:


    Credits: FioreSSj
    Download Linux Ubuntu Theme for Windows XP(Repacked by Me)

    2. Linux Icons
    You can use following icon pack to install them in XP:


    How to Install Ubuntu icons?
    Run ‘IconTweaker and install. Then simply run IconTweaker from the start menu and drag ‘Ubuntu Icontweaker Theme’ into the window.
    * IconTweaker Software Already provided in the Folder!

    Credits: Dobee
    3. Boot Screen
    You can get a similar boot screen in Windows XP:


    How to Install Boot Skin?
    There are two alternative methods to Install Ubuntu Boot Screen on Windows XP i.e. TuneUp Utilities & Boot Skin Installer.

    1. TuneUp Utilities (2007, 2008, 2009 Version)
    Open “TuneUp Utilities” > Customize Windows > TuneUp Styler > Boot Skin > Add. (Find Ubuntu Boot Skin Folder,
    where “ubuntu.bootskin” Exist, Select “ubuntu.bootskin” then Click on Install.

    2. BootSkin Installer (Provided In Folder)
    Run ‘BootSkin Installer’ and install BootSkin. Run the program and drag ‘ubuntu.bootskin’ into the window.
    Now simply set it as the bootskin.

    Credits: Zirjoker
    4. Ubuntu Cursor
    You can get a similar Cursors in Windows XP:


    Credits: Nordlicht
    5. About Ubuntu Dialog Box
    To change the About Windows box you’ll need to change 2 things: The top logo and the text part.



    Download the BITMAP file from here:

    Download About BMP

    Below Tutorial Credits: Vishal Gupta

    Open “%windir%\System32\Shell32.dll” file in Resource Hacker and then replace following BITMAPs with the downloaded BMP file:

    Bitmap -> 131 -> 1033 (For XP Professional)
    Bitmap -> 147 -> 1033 (For XP Home)

    Now open %windir%\System32\msgina.dll file in Resource Hacker and then replace following BITMAPs with the downloaded BMP file:

    Bitmap -> 101 -> 1033 (For XP Professional)
    Bitmap -> 107 -> 1033 (For XP Professional)
    Bitmap -> 128 -> 1033 (For XP Home)
    Bitmap -> 129 -> 1033 (For XP Home)

    Now to change the text of dialog box, open “%windir%\System32\xpsp1res.dll” file in Resource Hacker and then goto:

    Dialog -> 14352 -> 1033

    Now replace the existing code in right-side pane with the code in following file:
    Click on Compile Script button and save the file.
    6. Shutdown Dialog Box
    You can get a similar Shutdown Dialog Box in Windows XP:


    Download required BMP files from here:
    Download Shutdown BMPs

    Below Tutorial Credits: Vishal Gupta

    Extract the file and you’ll get 4 BMPs with the name:
    1.bmp
    2.bmp
    3.bmp
    4.bmp
    Now open “%windir%\System32\Shell32.dll” file in Resource Hacker and then replace following BITMAPs with the mentioned BMP files:
    Bitmap -> 14351 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
    Bitmap -> 14353 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
    Bitmap -> 14354 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
    Bitmap -> 14355 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
    Bitmap -> 14356 -> 1033 with 3.bmp

    now save the file and open %windir%\System32\msgina.dll file in Resource Hacker and then replace following BITMAPs with the mentioned BMP files:
    Bitmap -> 20140 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
    Bitmap -> 20141 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
    Bitmap -> 20142 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
    Bitmap -> 20143 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
    Bitmap -> 20150 -> 1033 with 4.bmp

    Now save the file.
    7. Ubuntu Firefox Skin
    You can get a similar Firefox Theme in Windows XP:


    How to install?
    To install, open Firefox, go to ‘Tools’ > ‘Add-ons’, and drag ‘ubuntu_human_theme-2.0.4-fx‘ into the Add-ons window. Restart Firefox and select the theme from the list.
    NOTE: Only for Firefox 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4

    Credits: IEBO
    Download the Firefox theme file from here
    8. Ubuntu Styler
    You can get a similar Ubuntu Styler in Windows XP:


    How to Install Styler Skin?
    Run ‘Styler Installer’ and install Styler. Copy ‘Human’ folder and paste in ‘C:\Program Files\Styler\TB\skins’ (drive letter may vary). Run Styler from start menu, and select the Human theme from the Toobar tab. Open any Explorer window, right click the Address Bar, uncheck’Standard Buttons’ and ‘Address Bar’, and check ‘Stadard Buttons.

    For faster loading at boot, open styler and check off ‘StylerTB Mode’ in the info tab.

    Credits: MaxFragg
    Download the Styler theme file from here
    9. Ubuntu System Properties
    You can get a similar Ubuntu System properties in Windows XP:


    How to use?
    Replace original sysdm.cpl in c:\Windows\System32\sysdm.cpl with the sysdm.cpl Provided in the Folder. Be sure to make a backup of the original file. Use Replacer software.

    Download the Ubuntu System Properties file from here
    10. Ubuntu Wallpapers
    You can get a similar Ubuntu Wallpapers in Windows XP:







    Credits: Grevenlx
    Click here to Download the Above Wallpapers

    Continue.........

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    11. Ubuntu Logon Screen
    You can get a similar Ubuntu Logon Screen in Windows XP:



    Credit: Lustmusket3000
    Download Ubuntu Logon Screen For XP
    12. Few other Changes…
    (A). Window Previews


    How to Install Windows Preview?
    Just Install Visual Task Tips.exe & restart your PC for Taking Effect.
    Download Windows Previews Software From here


    (B). 3D Effect


    How to Install?
    Place this folder i.e “Yod’m 3D” anywhere and run ‘Yodm3D’. Configure to your liking.
    Download 3D Effect Software for XP


    (C). Clear Looks for XP


    Credits: Schmoove
    Download Clear Looks Software for XP


    End, After following all the above steps, you will get Linux Ubuntu Look & Feel in Windows XP.

    Source: Transform Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without using Customization Pack

    NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that....

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    ^Rahul964, it is good to post some part of article here & after that for full article, just mention the source below....if someone is interseted in that he just follow the source link.....it will be easy for you and convinient for readers too. well, the theme looks great, good wallpapers & 3D effect....

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