Softpedia Editor's Review for SevenMizer
7-Look for Windows XP, MCE or Server 2003
Written by Giorgiana Arghire on June 14th, 2012
Windows 7 brought numerous innovations and changes to the market, compared to the previously-released operating systems. However, since not everybody can afford upgrading their PC and run Windows 7, some resort to dedicated software solutions for making their current computers look like the said OS.
One such application is SevenMizer which can make Windows XP and 2003 computers resemble Windows 7. In other words, users get to enjoy the looks of Win7 and their PC performance does not get affected in any way.
When running the setup of this application, one can choose to proceed with a normal installation or to create a so-called SevenMized Windows ISO that can patch the Windows installation files from a specific location, so that users can create a bootable CD image. The difference is that the first method permits uninstalling the software, whereas the second one does not.
After the computer has been rebooted, one can enjoy the revamped looks applied by SevenMizer as the wallpaper and screensaver are replaced by the default Windows 7 ones, along with the desktop icons and the fonts.
Also, the Start button is modified accordingly, whereas the Start Menu's appearance is changed as well – its functionality does not completely emulate Windows 7 one, only its looks are different. The same applies for Windows Explorer, icons and fonts are borrowed from the interface of Win7.
Considering its purpose is to create a close rendering of Windows 7, SevenMizer also updates the looks of several Windows tools, such as the image viewer, the media player, the notepad or Internet Explorer. As previously mentioned, their functions do not change and they are not as feature-packed as the ones in Win7.
To sum up, SevenMizer can help users get familiarized with the interface of Windows 7, without spending any money while doing so. Or they can simply install it to beautify their PC and give a new fresh look.
Here are some key features of "SevenMizer":
· 7-Look for Windows XP, MCE or Server 2003
· Modification of the own system files
· completely free choice for the modification files
· check the files for compatibility during the installation
· backup from the original system files
· re-modification of the system files after Windows Updates
· rebuilding of the original system files through un-installation
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed bug in the Theme