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Vista and XP themes for Win98 SE

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Wraith Fighter    0

I'm using the old-but-stable windows 98 Second Edition.

Is there any way i can get Vista and XP themes and visual styles and then apply them to my 98 windows?

????

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+John.    1,209

Nope.

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Digitalx    17

yea all u can do is change the colour of classic roffle

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Wraith Fighter    0

Yes Windowblinds http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/ still has a version for 98.

That's it (Y) . It's version 4.51 or 4.61 that does that mission.

Thanks all.

For Digix and JHatcher, i guess you should give it a try :)

It applied several themes, but the only thing i couldn't do is changing the taskbar + start button to the XP view (I think that this very much, but i just wanted to do it :D )

Thanks again..

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spunker88    0

Is there ANY way to use this program to get 98se to look like xp?

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M118LR    0

Install XP

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primexx    372

Install XP

:laugh:

yea, win 98 is obsolete, grab a copy of vista when it comes out and upgrade.

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BatGnat    0

I'm using the old-but-stable windows 98 Second Edition.

Is there any way i can get Vista and XP themes and visual styles and then apply them to my 98 windows?

????

compared to xp, you could never call 98 stable

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dauma    3

compared to xp, you could never call 98 stable

it's stable not for wobbly hands

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Kaidiir    3

Install XP

:rofl: (ba-dum...pshh)

I gotta agree here.

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phot0nic    5

Is there ANY way to use this program to get 98se to look like xp?

Yes, I was using WindowBlinds on Windows 98, and making it look way better than XP before XP even came out. But be careful, although WindowBlinds is extremely low on resources when running it on XP, it is a complete resource hog on older versions of Windows. Just make sure that your machine can handle it.

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WooSH    0

no, i remember there was a way to use the xp theme on windows 98. without the use of thirdparty programs. it was a quick simple way. install a patch and a little program..well iguess thats thirdparty, but its really small. and it works.

look for it, its not hopeless...wish i could pull it up but this was like 5 years ago.

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spyglass    0

There was a old program called "efxskinner" that worked well ....(i googled but couldn't find a link) i could upload here (only 98kb) plus a bunch of old skins i have (easy to make your own) if it's ok with the mods?

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ThisIsStockerHD    94

IMO I think Win 98 is sometimes more stable than XP and still boots up quicker however bogged down with dirt it gets.

However, I want to play games so XP comes first hehe :D

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qwe123a    0

I found the app (eFX) on the internet archive

see this link for version 0.4

http://web.archive.org/web/20040716032302/...m/efx/download/

and this link for the last version of the website

http://web.archive.org/web/20040716032302/...hirty4.com/efx/

in case the above link does not work here is another link to the app

ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/utilmisc/efx040.zip

or this link

http://www.skinnables.org/archive/efx/efx040.zip

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Unobscured Vision    2,137

There's also older versions of ObjectBar that run fine on 98.

Failing that, there's always Litestep. :D

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Sniper101    0

My god doesn't it lag on 98 using WB etc? :wacko: you'd think it did, i know i do.

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