New Windows XP Theme (Energy Blue) Available...

New Windows XP Theme (Energy Blue) Available...

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It's a slightly strange way to release it, admittedly, but if you're bored with the standard blue, silver and green variants of the Luna theme that ships with Windows XP, you can now download the Royale / Energy Blue theme. This theme originally shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition, but Microsoft New Zealand have now released it in a form that can be installed on Windows XP Professional and (I assume) Windows XP Home Edition. It's the best dressed you've seen Windows XP - it looks like a more professional version of Luna Blue, with more subtle hues. It also confuses the Office 2003 theming system sufficiently that it doesn't attempt to impose its own somewhat garish (to my taste) color scheme.

Thanks to Jeff Sandquist for the link.

  • I couldn't find Energy Blue via that link. Am I overlooking it?
  • It only took them nearly 5 years, but there is a new Visual Style available for Windows XP - Royale (via Tim Sneath). Granted, it was originally released with Windows XP Media Center Edition, but this is one of the...
  • tzagotta, when you validate that your copy of Windows is genuine, it appears on the list of downloads as royale.zip. Hope this works out for you.
  • Cool! Thanks for the link.
  • Hey, that was nice. Thanks :-)

    BTW, you've got to put in under c:\windows\... for it to show in the drop down. And if you put it elsewhere, while you can browse to it, the wallpaper won't show automatically. That's because the theme file defines the wallpaper location as :- Wallpaper=%WinDir%Web\Wallpaper\New Bliss.jpg.

    Regards,
    Nish
  • It works even if you choose not to validate.

    I was confused at first, but its just because it looks like a list of .jpg files. If you look closely, Royale is the only one which is .zip.
  • This is the most awesome thing Microsoft have ever done. Why do they not make more?
  • Thanks a ton for posting the link up to download the theme!
  • Thanks for the link!

    I just found some more vista wallpapers at http://www.vistawallpaperarchive.com if anyone is interest.
  • FINALLY...I googled everywhere for this link to the EnergyBlue theme and this website's link worked! Thanks alot!
  • By the way...remember that the other name for the Energy Blue theme is "Royale". Keep that in mind when searching for the link.
  • Does anyone know where u can get the darker version of this theme... I have seen it, but never been able to get a hold of it... So if anyone knows, plz tell...

    Thx
  • google on "grinder royale" and you'll find the darker version, but no download is available... too bad.
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