Note: This review addresses v6 of the software.
Like the look of Vista but don’t want to switch from XP? Then
try out the Vista Transformation Pack. It changes XP’s basic
interface, including the Start button, the Control Panel, system
dialogs, icons, and more, so that XP mimics the look and feel of
Be aware, though, that the transformation is only skin deep. The
program won’t give you transparent windows, Vista applets, or other
unique features of Vista. You’re still running XP; it only looks
After you install the program, get that Vista look by
right-clicking your Desktop, choosing Properties –> Appearance,
and choosing from the “Windows and buttons” drop-down list Windows
Aero. To use Vista wallpaper, click the Desktop tab and scroll
through the backgrounds. Vista wallpaper will have strange numbers,
such as “img19,” instead of names.
One caveat: Before using the program, make sure to create a
Restore Point, because the installation can be somewhat