Believe it or not, but you can install all of the official Windows 7 Themes on Vista and XP.
One of the tools that is able to handle “.themepacks” is 7-zip:
We have added many new Windows Themes to our site. You can download them here: Windows 8 Themes
One of my favorite themes by far is the Windows 8 Transformation Theme
that will turn Windows Vista into Windows 8.
Of course Windows 8 is not out yet and all of this is ‘just for fun’.
If you are in the process of migrating to Windows 7, you might want to take a glance at Handy Backup. Handy Backup is a great backup and recovery solution for end-users and businesses alike. This handy migration tool is one of the best out there!
What is the “Data Execution Prevention”, short DEP?
The DEP Data Execution Prevention is a security feature that has been available since Windows XP SP2. You will also find this feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
It’s trying to prevent that certain applications and services can execute code from a non-executable memory region. It’s a useful feature that can help to prevent a buffer overflow and it even helps to fix problems for some games like “Age of Mythology, but it can also cause a lot of problems.
Just a little reminder, most themes you’ll find on this site are for Windows 7. It is not possible to use them on XP or Vista. However, you can visit this page
to get a great theme for XP/Vista.