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Style XP Review

How sleek is your desktop? Style XP unleashes the full potential of your Windows XP desktop by allowing you to download and install XP themes. Themes are available for free from ThemeXP and won't slow your computer down while you work or play.

Style XP is not a skinning engine. It uses Microsoft's built-in visual style engine, but enhances it by providing many useful tools. Style XP can import, select, rotate, and manage themes, visual styles, wallpapers, logons, bootscreens, icons, and explorer bar. Future versions may support sounds, cursors, screensavers, and packages of all the above. How does it work? Instead of lines and gradients, the XP user interface natively supports the use of skinned bitmap controls (a visual style). This is Microsoft's own innovation. Style XP includes its own visual styles.

Choose to have Style XP run in the system tray for easy management and selection of new styles, or turn Style XP off for zero-footprint operation. No additional memory will be utilized unless you desire it. Style XP skins are zero-footprint because they use the same Visual Style Source that is built into XP. XP's Visual Style Engine will load and draw our start button with the exact code used to load and draw the infamous green start buttons of the original Blue, Olive Green, and Silver skins.This is done by performing an in memory patch to XP's Visual Style Engine. Style XP does not use SetWindowsHookEx, which can noticeably slow system performance. Nor does it hook the "Appearance" tab on the Display Properties property sheet.

Disclaimer

Style XP is a product developed by Avanquest Software. This site is not directly affiliated with Avanquest Software. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

How to uninstall Style XP?


How do I uninstall Style XP in Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 8?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Under Programs click the Uninstall a Program link.
  • Select "Style XP" and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.

  • How do I uninstall Style XP in Windows 10?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  • Click on "Style XP", then click "Remove/Uninstall."
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.

  • How do I uninstall Style XP in Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Double-click the "Add/Remove Programs" icon.
  • Select "Style XP" and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.

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    • Last Updated: 2021-05-14
    • Developer: Avanquest Software
    • Homepage: en.wikipedia.org
    • File size: 670K
    • Downloads: 149 894
    • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista