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Pristine OS 1.2

By MohsinNaqi
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Pristine OS 1.2

WAIT! before you dismiss this theme as one of those innumerable vista clones being released everyday, I ask you
to download and apply Pristine OS. I am sure you'll find it somewhat 'different'. In one word it's 'my' version of
windows vista (theme) :)

Part of inspiration came from Royale Vista [link] by dobee.


Update: Added two substyles with 2 font choices; Segoe UI and Calibri

Big Update 03/08/06: Added another substyle with a new start panel
Improved the smaller start panel as requested
Improved Taskbar buttons as requested
Removed all the glitches reported as yet
Improved the corners and borders to give pristine OS a more crispy look

Update 08/29/06

Added two sub-styles with two different compact start panels
Added tahoma font for all four sub-styles
Fixed a few bugs here and there


1) You can switch between segoe ui, calibri and tahoma via font size menu

2) Download fonts from here [link] if you don't already have them installed.

3) Enable 'clear type' font setting for best results.


The monitor icon used in shellstyle will be released soon.

New ideas and suggestions are most welcome.

Welcome to my website [link]

© 2006 - 2020 MohsinNaqi
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secretxax's avatar
LOVE the blue orb so much!!! Great work!!!
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SoNiC4000Hobbyist Interface Designer
Could you port it to Windows 7 \(^w^)/ ?
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xoonniiStudent Photographer
are you Albanian?
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xoonniiStudent Photographer
are you albanian
dagoith's avatar
Thanks!! I am using it now!!
dvoryashin's avatar
hey man. love the theme very much. but the problem is that i have this little bug! [link] the start button is not full cirle, can i fix this?
pavel2084's avatar
BIG TNX for tahoma!!!! Its SUPER VS!!!
rxPassenger's avatar
thanks for this superb theme
wtfitsRICK's avatar
This was my favorite theme for XP. I really wish I knew how to port it to Vista. :/
sa17dk's avatar
i dont understand how to make my icons and start menu look like yours =(
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jkingar0undStudent Interface Designer
Good theme!

Only one suggestion: the inactive window font glow makes it kinda hard/irritating to read.
ayaneforever's avatar
I love this theme! It's sorta like vista except not so...busy. the only thing I don't like is the logoff and shutdown at the bottom. I'd like them to be a little more nt, or buttons like actual vista, but that's my personal taste. still love it!
talibsyed's avatar
I was waiting for so long for this
you are one of the top3 theme makers at deviantart, in my ranking
seeking-eyes's avatar
Great theme
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L4guna Interface Designer
When will be available a Vista version? This is one of the most awesome themes I have ever seen.
zerosabort's avatar
very nice and clean, probably the best vista rendition ive seen so far
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BobbyperuxProfessional Interface Designer
One of my most favorite Vs of all times man. Finally I found the creator. Thanks for sharing man.
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dijimucksHobbyist Digital Artist
did you know that you can use some more realistic glow effect using png files? I just dont know if you can make them bigger than the skin's borders like with aero but still, a bit of recode outside of stylebuilder could do the job!
In fact, most of the msstyle files can be replaced with pngs, including the start menu and systray's background, close and minimize set of buttons and a few other goodies here and there...You should explore that...And codes, of course:P
YalovaLee's avatar
Hi, very good gallery ;)
randominality's avatar
been using this for ages - thanks sooo much this skin is truly great. I hate the whole vista clones and all the cluttered themes that are aiming for a similar style but this just pulls it off so much better with the simplicity. Also i like the idea of a red and black version![link]
DarkBlack07's avatar
a very nice VS ! i like it :)
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I can't believe I didn't find this earlier. This is awesome. Great work man.
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