Windows® 7 icons for Windows® XP
Discuss the need of Windows 7 icons in Windows XP.
Windows 7 is the latest among the very popular Windows Operating System versions from Microsoft and it has a rich and a simple graphical user interface provided for giving a unique user experience. Windows 7 has increased compatibility with even the latest applications and devices and it is based on the same Windows NT platform like the Windows XP. The Windows XP OS is the most popular among all Windows versions and is still preferred over later versions by billions of users worldwide. Microsoft has made considerable improvements in the interface part of the OS and hence Windows 7 is provided with a user interface that has much richer graphic effects when compared with the Windows XP OS. As the two operating systems (Windows XP and Windows 7) are based on the same Windows NT platform, they share some common features/functions and use different types of icons for navigating/ launching different functions/applications in the system. However, the icons used in Windows 7 are different from the ones used in Windows XP and the users might desire to transform or update the Windows XP icons to those that are integrated in Windows 7 systems for giving Windows XP a new, revived look. Users who have installed Windows 7 transformation packs for making Windows XP look like Windows 7’s interface would need the Windows 7 icons for giving it a complete effect as the old, simple Windows XP icons would not go well with the rich interface of Windows 7.
Following points would help users download Windows 7 icons for Windows XP:
- Trusted websites
- Types of icons
- Download using software
The icons and other software programs for changing Windows XP icons to Windows 7 would be available for download in many websites on the Internet. The users, however, should be aware of online frauds and security issues related with visiting or downloading content from fake websites on the Internet and take special care while choosing the website to download the Windows 7 icons for Windows XP. Downloading and installing icons or icon packages with hidden programs would result in issues like data and operating system corruption.
Types of icons
There are different types of icons or icon packs for the Windows XP system and you should choose what to download depending on your own interest. Users should choose between separate/individual icons and icon packages that might be requiring separate software for modifying the Windows XP shell structure so as to facilitate full icons modification. Scanning the icons or icon packages using a malware or virus scanner after download is also recommended to prevent issues later.
The icons or icon packs of Windows 7 style icons for Windows XP can be downloaded using interface transformation applications also. The icon packs supported by the installed interface modification application can be directly downloaded from the supported websites using the options available in the application. However, installing those icon packs that permanently modify the display characteristics of Windows XP by altering the files and configuration of the Windows XP themes and shell packs is not recommended as it might damage the integrity of the system.
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