Like the streamlined look of Windows 7 but don’t care for its Vista underpinnings? Try 7TP otherwise known as the Windows 7 Transformation Pack.
This is a bundle of freeware utilities which gives a stylish Windows 7 look to XP’s desktop Start menu and taskbar app windows and even system tray icons. You even get a 7-like boot screen and welcome screen plus wallpapers and user icons lifted from Windows 7 itself. Honestly if you showed a 7TP-‘d system to almost anyone they’d never believe this is just a gussied-up XP.
The bundle is a development from the previous Vista Transformation Packs and includes an add-on named ViGlance which emulates Windows 7’s enhanced taskbar or ‘superbar’ along with utilities to reshape XP’s Start menu and apply windows transparencies.