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#1 chrisj1968

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:20

I reinstalled my laptop to factory settings (Windows 7) and was hoping someone could, out of kindness point me to a link, hopefully official MSFT site that allows people like me to download the original Vista themes.

 

just the original Vista themes UNLESS**, there's a legal issue with such a request.

 

many thanks.

 

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Best Answer Dot Matrix , 29 July 2014 - 01:36

Actually, they can be downloaded from here: http://vistawallpapers.wordpress.com/

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#2 Dot Matrix

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:24

Are you asking for Vista wallpapers? Vista didn't have themes, even if it did, Windows Vista and Windows 7 use incompatible theming resources.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:26

ok yeah, then the wallpapers. thanks Dot... :)



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:31

I believe that this guy:

http://hamaddarwish..../windows-vista/

had some contract w/ Microsoft for Vista default wallpapers.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:33

Looking just for the RTM walls? I can upload them if you'd like.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:33

Also the main one:

 

http://p1.pichost.me/i/44/1678695.jpg

 

Full Pack: http://api.viglink.c...=The Full Pack

 

"The Cool Black" :http://api.viglink.c...The Cool Black

 

"The Widescreen": http://api.viglink.c...The Widescreen

 

"Release 5381":http://api.viglink.c...t=Release 5381

 

"The Missing Ones":http://api.viglink.c...t=Missing Ones

"Hamad Darmish": http://api.viglink.c...armish’s (30MB)



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:36   Best Answer

Actually, they can be downloaded from here: http://vistawallpapers.wordpress.com/



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:40

The official wallpapers from the Microsoft Windows Vista RTM (final release), posted here for your sheer viewing and downloading pleasure. ;)

 

http://neosmart.net/...Vista/official/

 

http://www.wallpaper...-wallpaper.html



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:46

And Vista did have themes.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:56

http://windows.micro...e-desktop-theme



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:02

And Vista did have themes.

Not officially, it didn't.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:10

Not officially, it didn't.

Well, if the option is there without a 3rd party program, i'd have to say it is.

(As Hum confirmed in his post)



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:11

Well, if the option is there without a 3rd party program, i'd have to say it is.

(As Hum confirmed in his post)

Hm, I believe Dot is referring to the theme packs introduced in Windows 7.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:12

When I hear 'theme', I think the skin of the UI... In Vista, that would have been the AERO UI it introduced, and the classic theme. Maybe we're on two different pages here.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:13

Yea, it did, just like other versions of Windows. Themes (a collection of settings, icons, wallpaper, etc) could be applied which may or may not include visual styles (the actual GUI "skin").