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Windows8 startmenu for XP and Win7

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Windows8 "startmenu" for Xp, Vista and Windows7.
This is a Vistart skin which simulates the Win8 startmenu. What are the benefits? No changes of your system. You can easily try it, and remove it, if you don't like it.
Check it out.:)

How to use? Download the exe from Leesoft. Unzip the content of this deviation and add the exe. Hover over the upper right corner of the startmenu brings up a little red square which opens the options menu. That's all.
If you want to have another targets for the buttons, simply edit the Settings XML file with the targets of your choice. In example you can add a shortcut to your Rainmeter to activate it from this menu. It's not the fast switch like the original, but better than nothing.:D

Screenshots are taken from my XP SP3 system.

:new: Lightly updated graphics and XML files.
:new: Leesoft doesn't allow the redistribution of their executables any longer. So you have to download the exe here [link] if you want to use this skin.

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!

CAUTION
BE CAREFUL WHILE INSTALLING VISTART. NEVER, REALLY NEVER INSTALL BABYLON TOOLBAR. IT IS A TRASHY MALWARE WHICH POSSIBLY MESSES UP YOUR COMPUTER. GOOGLE FOR IT TO SEE WHAT I MEAN.
Take care.
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ani4ka098's avatar
Any virus ... defects ?
PeterRollar's avatar
??????These are only images no executable included. Please write such comments only when you are sure what you are talking about.
:icondurrhurrplz:
ericstrd's avatar
That face. Lol. XD
hi there, it looks great
kindly post some stepwise pics of the complete procedure. dont kno which one to rename and what to copy and paste.
thanks in advance.
najam
PeterRollar's avatar
Tried it and it still works.:)Install Vistart. It will be in the program folder. Make a copy of it, and remove the resources folder, the rollover folder and the settings file from the copy. Copy and paste the three files of this deviation to the same place. Doubleclick the Vistart exe. That's all.:D
PeterRollar's avatar
I'm not sure if this works with the actual version of Vistart. Gonna try it myself and tell you.:)
Beww's avatar
How do I get what's in the last picture to show up? :c
IxQqFinalFantasy's avatar
OMG windows xp like that ! i can't believe that ... it's too awesome but why u not make windows xp theme this ! it's very cool man
PeterRollar's avatar
Thank you.:)
You can try this if you want
[link]
Type-X2's avatar
Cool!!!! Worked,hehehe thanx you awesome...... :) :O
PeterRollar's avatar
Thank you for your very kind words:D

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aus22's avatar
anybody please help........:-(....could not able to do that.....
PeterRollar's avatar
You can. Download Vistart7 here[link] Install it. Unselect the install of this dumb toolbar while running the exe. After that go to your program files folder and look for a folder named Vistart. Copy and paste the exe to the folder of this deviation. Doubleclick on it and you are done.:)
NAHOM1's avatar
excellent work mate! :)
PeterRollar's avatar
Thank you. Glad you like it.:D
lakkurakku's avatar
XP for the win!! great work on all of them
PeterRollar's avatar
Thank you for your kind words. I still like XP too.:D
Fi3uR's avatar
schönes teil:)
devASHBA's avatar
PeterRollar's avatar
Thanx for your kind words.:)
goblokpedia's avatar
work in my win7 :clap:
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