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Inexperience Patcher 0.7.2 by vertigosity Inexperience Patcher 0.7.2 by vertigosity
This is a shell modification pack that replaces XPish resources with their counterparts from Windows 2000 (with bits taken from Windows ME, screenshots of Whistler betas, and some artistic license tossed in where appropriate). Obviously, the appeal of something like this is somewhat limited, but I expect there's a few people other than me who might want to use the older style, either out of nostalgia, because they find it to be cleaner and more usuable, or simply out of a preference for the pixel-art style. There are a lot of advantages to using the newer operating system, especially after the release of Service Pack 2; if you don't feel the iconset is one of them, now it doesn't have to be :) It also includes a reloader to re-Inexperience your system files if necessary, and an uninstaller to restore them to their original state. It is designed to work on all language versions and editions of Windows XP and Server 2003. 64-bit versions of Windows are NOT supported.

I made this pretty much for my own personal use, but I know there's a (very) few others who are interested in it, so I decided to make a release of it. If you like it, great, otherwise, you are irrelevant. If you want something specific de-XPified, or if you find any bugs, tell me about them, and I'll try to get them sorted in the next release.

Last Updated (2007/03/17): Update for SP3, import some bugfixes from Tango Patcher 2600 8.06. Those security center shields look like crap...

Honestly, I'm kinda curious to know how many people still use this - as SP3 is likely to be the last new comctl32.dll for XP/2003, unless there's some kind of feature request, this is quite likely the last update this'll ever get.
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superlions16 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Very nice transformation pack!
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SpecialsDong Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
i like an song!
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FlamePrincess3535 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017   Digital Artist
 
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FlamePrincess3535 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Ms. Abigail by Bellasilverstar2 make Windows 2000 pack for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP 64 bit.
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Bellasilverstar2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
STOP MENTIONING MY ART!!!!!!
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FlamePrincess3535 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017   Digital Artist
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Bellasilverstar2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
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redgamer75 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
I saw a video on YouTube of the inexperience patcher being used on one of the Late Windows Xp Betas Builds, the patcher actually worked surprisingly.
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varunb120891 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Please make Windows 2000 pack for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP 64 bit.
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whosondephone Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
A big thanks for this one!  One thing I am missing is the Explorer Bar.  I miss the simplicity and most of all the colored boxes!  I realize this would be a real headache to implement.  Thanks Again!

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kyle243 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I want this for Windows Vista!
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ShermanHerron2004 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
IT'S A VIRUS!
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siesta9999 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
i love you so much for this. can you do a version for windows 7 oder 8.1?
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MrMaguire Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Nice work. :) My only complaint is the text on the start menu is not quite perfect. Other than that, it's excellent.
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kbhasi Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Nice! I wish I knew about this back when I had XP as my main OS, because I enjoyed using the classic theme back then but the XP logo on the classic theme start button was a bit of an eyesore to me...
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Vintotal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Très utile pour l'interface propre de Windows 2000. Merci!
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SachinDosanjhMC Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I tried to uninstall it, but it is stuck on my Windows XP virtual machine.
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Asdfguy86 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Why don't just replace a bunch of system files from XP and replace with 2000 variants? It worked on my crappiest PC, an Emachines W3118.
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teoROBrony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
who have virtual machines wwindows xp can make that mod
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Icepenguins101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It never works on Windows 7, the only thing it did was hiding my taskbar.
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
This thing is for XP only. I create a Windows 2000 pack for Windows 7.
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Icepenguins101 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I see, but I use Windows 8.1.
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
OK. I like Windows 8.1. 
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CheezeyGaming Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
please can you try to make one for windows 8.1?
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Interface Designer
No because I don't have Windows 8.1. I have XP. If I'm not using XP and if I have Windows 8.1, I can make. And I'm busy creating a theme of Vista for XP.
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Icepenguins101 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Same here.
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I'm using XP because I didn't have Windows 7.
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Icepenguins101 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I see, but XP is getting old and it's discontinued.
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CheezeyGaming Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Still love it :D
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Ainiro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I just installed this on windows xp and man I love the work that you done :D. Brings back my memories as I love windows 2000. I used windows 2000 all the way up till 2009. I still have the box with the install disk and everything.

Thank you for this :D. Also I have the whistler theme installed and it goes nicely with it :)

Now i think I may even edit the windows xp install files to make them look like 2000 as well and use nlite to set the install to classic which I love anyways.     

Thank you and also how did you manage to get all of this to fit in one install with that size being small? As it started to download as quick as i did (in under 2 secs) I was thinking to my self "ok this program is going to need the files from the 2000 disk to do it but after it installed and restarted, my mouth dropped to the floor :O"  Now all I have to do is get the sound files, replace the control panel users accounts with the userspasswords2 for the classic account manager with some other minor things I have to edit and no one would even know that its xp :D
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Ainiro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I just installed this on windows xp and man I love the work that you done :D. Brings back my memories as I love windows 2000. I used windows 2000 all the way up till 2009. I still have the box with the install disk and everything.

Thank you for this :D. Also I have the whistler theme installed and it goes nicely with it :)
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Whistler4Ever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hey vertigosity, if you still have all the source files for the NSIS installer, I would appreciate them as I would like to update it for x64 support
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megabash71 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist
I love it! I did a few modifications such as changing the bootskin and disabling the welcome screen. Looks EXACTLY like windows 2000
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pinso Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Doesn't feel like the old Win 2000, seriously.
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Because is the taskbar.
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doctor-pil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I'll try to clear up two things.
First the virus issue: it doesn't contain viruses. But in order to change icon you have to modify system files. In this case, that's completely innocent, but a virus could use it to install itself and to make it harder to remove it. This is why some virus scanners recognise it as a virus.

Secondly: it does patch system files on Windows 7 32-bit. However, the location of the most visible icons - like those in Windows Explorer - has changed since Vista. Because of this, only a few changes are actually visible (if you open shell32.dll, the old location for the icons in Windows Explorer, you'll that those are patched, but Windows Explorer doesn't use them anymore). This can be fixed by writing scripts for the new files and repacking.
I haven't tested it on a 64-bit version. I'm fairly sure it doesn't work. However, I have noticed that this tool uses Resource Hacker 3.2 to change the system files. This version did not support 64-bit, while later versions do. This means that it /might/ just be a matter of including a newer version of Resource Hacker to support 64-bit, but as I said, I haven't test it.
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JaydenMontoya9899 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I'm even confused if it works on Windows 7...
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Iiz10ninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
i tried. it wont, the only thing it changed was the help icon in explorer.
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JaydenMontoya9899 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
In my laptop, it also changed the Paint icon...
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JaydenMontoya9899 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Ah, that's too bad.
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JaydenMontoya9899 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Does it even work in Vista? I'm confused...:baffled:
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windows8isgay Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
No. I create one for Vista.
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kyle243 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
You made one for Vista? Download?!
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RosalinaSama Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i unzipped it and it deleted it for being a virus..
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thomase13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
It's no virus; only the greatest piece of software ever written!!!11!11111
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RosalinaSama Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It does look cool but my computer wont let me open it
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thomase13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Just disable your virus protection while you download and install it, and you should be fine! :)
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djdeejayf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is cool, i use this patch on my old PC several years :)
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Safari123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD
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