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Vista Black for Vista Basic by Vishal-Gupta Vista Black for Vista Basic by Vishal-Gupta
I'm very excited to announce my new theme "Vista Black" for Windows Vista.

I have created this theme for "Windows Vista Basic" users who can't use "Aero" in their systems and are forced to use the Vista Basic theme. I have tried to make it similar to Vista Aero theme.

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rewebmart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Cool..Such a friendly theme.. I love it!
123veer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
jorelldye Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Filmographer
Where is this download? When I click your download link it sends me to another page, then when I click download there is leads me here. ...What?? :(
lukearos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
only problem for me is when I download and go to apply it , its a black 'Windows Classic' theme instead of 'Windows Vista' Help?
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Have you run the patcher?…
isaibatista Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
como se descargaaaaaaaaaaaa??
MacontoshFreak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
can you port this theme for windows 7 basic? thanks
gjazi Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student
hi i licke
jnrakk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Interface Designer
i like it.

it would be cool if you could get the close buttons touching the top, like in aero.

otherwise i found no faults. nice job!
tarkus721 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Sorry...I've gotten the two themes mixed up, disregard. Thanks!
tarkus721 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Excellent work Vishal! But...
after updating Vista Home Basic to SP2 no longer works. Patched files again after updating to SP2 w/VistaGlazz, which was necessary, still doesn't work, while other themes I've downloaded work. Theme is black but start button is still Vista Orb and no transparency. Any ideas you may have as to why would be most appreciated. Thanks. BTW I was using this theme while I was updating...? Your Vista Blue RTM theme works though, with transparency and all!
chondo2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thank you. This is Excellent. Just what I have been looking to find for this operating system.
DARKRISER-1080 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Be nice if I still used Basic :D

Though maybe I shouldn't have upgraded to Home Premium, it takes a huge toll on my computer (uses whole 1GB RAM and as a result, it's really slow).

Nice nonetheless.
vikrambetala Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
i absolutely love this theme....excellent for vista basic, got bored with my original basic theme..this is a refreshment....

i have a request..can you make the taskbar buttons large to go well with large quick launch icons ( just like windows 7 taskbar) ..that would be great theme for vista basic....

thanks a lot for such wonderful theme
Reyknow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

LACHLAN227 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Thx thats awesome! =D one thing can u add a different start button like a white one
harshrajpal Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
@ Vishal

yaar i downloaded the theme kept it in resource/theme folder then applied it ,,, but when i applied ,i can only see the windows classic theme with the wallpaper u provided !! rest all is same as classic theme!! what to do !! plz help !!

i am using the theme for the first time !!
i use vista home basic sp1 !! genuine :)
lemler3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
looks great
minhari Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
thanks for sharing your nice work!
Adie89 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
hey can i apply this theme on xp??
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Nope. Its only for Vista but there is an XP port of this theme:

Alexwu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
hell yeah, it's really awesome, keep postin' thx
XxShadicxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I love this theme. Been using it for a long while now.
Romesknight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Oh man this is awesome! I have a simple question though, what is that thing called in the start menu, top right, where you have the picture of your current account up. Also i'm wondering to modify that so it's in the start menu not half in half out like it normally is on vista, do you edit the shell32.dll or explorer? Thanks to anyone who replies/responds.
SithLrd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Rar file? Really? Come on
pinguin6 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
dude, i screwed up my computer. PLEASE HELP. its brand new. i think this theme deleted my current theme which was xp theme. i only have windows classic now. it looks horrible. what did i do wrong?
Nikocool Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
You cold have selected the wrong Uxtheme patcher or you deleted aero if you want i can send a aero folder to you
paulproX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
can you make it for xp???
Talrond Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Lovely theme. But could you please edit the style that the right click menus etc reflect the black colour? It seems to stay this light blue for me.
Cage-waRp Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great theme..

I know it will sound stupid but could you make the small changes to this one. I'd like it better if the the white surface of the folders is black with the name of the files/folders white... If it's not to much trouble I'd greatly appreciate it..
yuikoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
thanks very nice
Russwane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Dude Vishal, i don't need to tell you what an awesome theme you've made there.

It truly is exactly what i have searching for, and pat yourself on the back once again cause its not just me, this theme is making Big waves across the net.

I just have one thing to ask of you tho.
once applied this theme, my tile view in windows explorer changed from the previous 3 columns to now just 2 !
So now the folder view when set to TILE shows 2 long lists of icons :-( and i cant find any way to get it back to the way it was without removing the Black theme (which i don't want to do).

Plz HELP !
magicmacha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
awesome man
Riesenglied Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
i need a black vista style for xp ;( i hate the blue window style :( u know where i can get a BLACK one?
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I have released a Black Vista theme for XP "VistaVG Black". Please check it in my gallery.
KingNosser Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
I like this theme I was using your Bottom Common Tasks from VG ultimate but it's not the same file version now that I have SP3 I don't know enough to change the shell32.dll I did try as I see your blog on google but was unable to get it to stick on RTM build 5512 please update this theme with SP3 in mind and maybe some sort of pack with theme logoff shutdown and bottom common tasks thanks good theme. :)
BIT-aRt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I LOVE this, used to have such a thing on XP, now switched to vista, glass looks nice but is way to much RAM recomanding if playing games, and that gay blue collor sux harder than an industrial vacium cleaner, so this is the greatest thing that happend to me with win vista after DX10 :p

you have now idea how grethfull I am

PS. have anny good Firefox skin that fit's nice with this?
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Thanks for your kind words. :)
I use default Firefox skin, so no idea about a black ff skin. ;)
Nikocool Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
VG plz try Aerofox on the ff addons page
it is perfect with Vista Black
TDK-MC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
the downloaded zip file only gives me a link back to this wesite. where coudl i get the actual theme files?

thanks for you help
catalin-v Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Interface Designer
xp visual style for this will be great
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
There is already an XP port of this theme which you can find in my gallery.
catalin-v Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Interface Designer
thanks for the tip :handshake:
you are a really good person :)
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
My pleasure. :)
deafeningsilence Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
how about posting this in the vista section??
Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Yep. When I uploaded this skin, I didnt know about the new Vista section. Now I don't know how to move it there. [;)]
JayPurohit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Hi, Im having the same problem that Mr-Protoss was having, I extracted the files and I got an error. Then when I tried to gain control... I got errors again. Please help. Thanks.
boardtisne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks , it is cool!
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