Use the basic Windows XP themes to brighten up and personalize your computer
Windows XP has a basic theme selector and includes a small number of Windows XP themes right out of the box. You can also download more themes from the Microsoft Download Center, or various places on the Internet. With the help of this short video guide you’ll be able to add and change basic themes to your hearts content.
Not using Windows XP? Tutorials for changing basic themes are available for Windows 7 and Windows Vista users too. Click here for the Windows Vista version, or click here for the Windows 7 and 8 version.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
Downloading more themes – Many sites on the Internet offer free themes for download. Care must be taken however, as some less reputable sites have been known to bundle spyware or other malware in with their downloads. Be careful to read any end user license agreement and also run an up-to-date antivirus package.
You should also check the requirements for the theme you are downloading as many themes require extra software before they will install. However, themes that claim to need “Microsoft Plus!” will usually still work regardless of whether you have Microsoft Plus installed or not. Most themes do not include an automatic installer, so you should check the installation instructions provided on the website.
Snoopy theme – The Snoopy theme featured in the video was downloaded from wvpdles.com. Sadly this site is no longer available.
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