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Download Windows 7 Themes for Vista

Windows 7 has been on boom just after when PDC attendees were given FREE Windows 7 beta build which was then leaked through torrents and rapidshare.

Previously we posted about how can you convert vista taskbar to windows seven style taskbar, Today we have come up with some themes you would love to try out. All these themes are inspired from windows 7 cool new look and feel.

Here we go…

1. Windows 7 Inspirat Theme (Vista)- This theme called Windows 7 Inspirat VS containing two shell styles, one bottom and one sideways


Download Windows 7 Inspirat Theme

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Make vista aero more transparent and apply custom themes in vista with vistaglazz

VistaGlazz is a small freeware which lets you enable aero to greater extent in windows vista, also lets you patch the system files to apply new custom mssstyles 3rd party themes in vista.

In windows vista the transparency on the windows remains until you maximize the windows as aero does not work on maximized windows in vista, But VistaGlazz ensures transparency effects in maximized windows of vista also.


Let’s see how can you make aero work on maximized windows in vista and how can you apply custom themes in vista with vistaglazz

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Convert Vista to MAC OS X with Vista OS X transformation pack

Most of you must have been used to the look and feel of windows vista, if you are looking to make your vista look different you can try Vista OS X transformation pack to make your vista look like MAC OS


Vista OS X transformation pack lets you change the look and feel of Vista to MAC OS in way you like it to be, you can modify vista the by changing only those elements which you want to change.

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Convert vista taskbar to windows 7 style taskbar

Windows 7 is under active development these days, recently the first beta version of windows 7 was released at PDC 2008 but not for public.

One of the most amazing things in terms of different looks in windows 7 is it all new style cool looking new taskbar.


In windows 7 taskbar when you hover mouse over one of the tittles you will see the live preview of the application, the icon size is relatively larger than the traditional sized items on the windows vista sidebar.

Let’s find out how can you convert your traditional looking vista taskbar into windows 7 style taskbar.

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Get Net Send back in vista with free Net Send GUI

Net Send is such cool command comes with windows XP which you can use through command prompt or run. It is a simple command which comes bundled with windows which can send messages over Winpopup protocol. 


It also depends on a windows Messenger Service which needs to be running state so that the net send can transfer the messages.

Why did Microsoft remove Net Send in vista?

As the messenger can used to spam by sending text messages which appear as message text boxes on the receiving end computer. The winpopup protocol did not have any authentication or security, which allows pop up windows to obstruct users desktops on windows.

So. the only way out left is to remove net send completely from newer versions of windows like windows vista.

How to get Net Send back on Vista

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Add any item to quick launch quickly in windows via Send To menu in vista


Recently we have posted a small trick about How to add any item to windows startup via Send To menu. Today we have come up with an idea on How to add any item to quick launch via Send To menu.


This post is about adding some frequent used programs to your quick launch quickly via Send To menu, we all know we can add any item to system tray just by dragging the program to the quick launch bar. Implementing this trick is quite easy.

Let’s see how can you implement this trick.

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Increase your laptop battery power with vista battery saver


It occurs many times when you need your laptop battery power the most, like when you are giving a presentation or doing some important work but battery goes down and reaches a critical battery level.

Specially with windows vista powered laptop this situation occurs more often, as the Graphic User Interface in vista like Aero, Vista sidebar etc. consumes much more battery power.

But you can make better and efficient usage of your battery using an application called Vista Battery Saver which will save 70% of the battery power in vista by disabling these nice looking features Aero and Vista Sidebar.


Let’s see what more features it can offer

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Get alarmed when your laptop battery reaches critical low battery level on vista

I have been using my tx1000 hp laptop for a year now, It has been an amazing experience working with it, but I have been always annoyed by the low battery  notification in vista.

When ever my laptop battery reaches to a critical low level it does not sound me an alarm rather it shows a pop up ( a balloon tip ) which indicates the low battery and normally I don’t pay attention this warning, and after some times windows hibernate the laptop automatically which I have configured myself so that I don’t loose my data and opened programs.

I would prefer to setup my windows to use the windows low battery alarm system to sound an alarm, when it shows the low battery notification so that I can let .

Let’s see how can we setup and alarm in windows vista at the time of critical battery notification.