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Unofficial Windows XP Themes Created by Microsoft

Last Updated on June 21, 2022 by tim

Tired of the same old Windows XP theme? Want to give your system a new theme? However, to install themes that aren’t digitally signed by Microsoft requires a little bit of hacking and patches. If you are not interested in hacking your computer just to change your Windows XP theme, check out these themes that are signed by Microsoft.

  • Royale

This theme is very bright and blue. Download the theme from here. Follow the steps given to install the theme. You will need to select Royale in the ‘Display Properties’ menu and the ‘Appearance Tab’.

  • Royale Noir

This is supposed to be a darker version of the Royale theme, however it got published before it was finished. After downloading from here, you’ll need to Extract files to “C:\windows\resources\themes\royale noir”, Double click on “luna.msstyles”, and Select “Noir” from “Color Scheme”. (‘Display Properties’ menu and the ‘Appearance Tab’)

  • Zune

This theme was released to celebrate the Zune launch, and is very similar to the Royale Noir theme. Installation is very simple: Download the theme from here. Extract the files to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\ and select Zune in the ‘Display Properties’ menu and the ‘Appearance Tab’.

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