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Normally I don't much care about Windows XP themes. First off, it appeared that the whole scheme wasn't done well --at least if you were interested in something other than the three that came with Windows. Seems like the only way to make Windows look interesting is to invest a few bucks in that Stardock product.

Hence I just set the theme to "Silver" (aka not the default of "Retina-searing blue") and left it that way forever.

Finally found one I like, though. And it's from Microsoft. And I'm apparently not supposed to have it. It's "Energy Bliss" which is included with the new Media Center 2005 edition. It's sorta halfway between silver and blue and is pretty easy on the eyes.

You can download it from MS, but it refuses to install on regular old XP. Somebody pointed out, though, that WinRAR (and PowerArchiver I discovered) will open Microsoft's exe file and will give you everything you need to install it manually.

In fact, somebody made their own little installer for it. You need to run it in safe-mode, though, for it to install completely. Once installed, though, it looks great.

Check out the Neowin discussion for all the info.
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Yeah, when I installed XP I saw the blue, shielded my eyes, tried the green theme, took out my eye balls, and then tried the silver theme. Thank goodness for silver.

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I too used to use the silver theme. Actually I used the blue theme for a while too, but only cause it matched the cool hyperspace wallpaper. Finally though I got styleXP, CursorXP and tricked out my OS proper!

I have a thing for oriental dragons. I also managed to dig up a cool dragon login screen and dragon boot screen. Oh yea!

I wish I could find my wallpaper in a higher resolution tho. It's just too kick-ass for me to toss, even tho it's 800x600 stretched to a 1280x1024 screen.

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wer u get the pic cuz its awsome

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