Windows 7 Icons for XP
If you haven't yet passed to more recent operating systems and are still using Windows XP, you might feel the need to refresh its appearance. This is where the Windows 7 Icons for XP application comes in. This is an icon theme that can change your old XP system icons with the Windows 7 ones.
The pack contains an ITA file, which is a theme archive for IconTweaker. Therefore, in order to change the icons, you first need to install this program.
After that, everything goes smoothly: you simply have to open the ITA file with IconTweaker and double click on the new theme in order to install it. Doing so results in the immediate change of all the system icons.
The first modifications that you observe are the desktop icons: My Computer, Internet Explorer, My Documents shortcuts and Recycle Bin receive a brand new look instantly.
In addition to this, the icon package contains new folder and drive icons, network connections icons and changes the standard file icons. The Start Menu and the Control Panel icons are changed as well. The pack also includes transparent cursors, but during our tests, we had to install the theme several times before the new cursors appeared.
Using IconTweaker, you can customize the theme itself and change the containing Windows 7 icons. Moreover, for every element, you are able to restore the default XP icon with just a click.
If you are an XP user, Windows 7 Icons for XP is worth trying. It simply is a great way to customize your icons and change the appearance of your Windows XP.