Windows XP themes for Windows 8.1 (or Windows 7)

Since Microsoft has finally put an end to support of the most popular Operating System it ever made (Brilliant), the Computer User Community at large is less than enthused. Many users who became comfortable with Windows XP did not relish the idea of learning a new Desktop and navigation scheme (look and feel). So they just stuck with XP and never bothered with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8/8.1. Are they now faced with a steep learning curve? Maybe, maybe not…

Did you know recreating a Windows XP look and feel is possible for Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1?

While it requires a level of technical knowledge to do so, if you are fretting over what to do in a world without Windows XP, rest assured there is more than one way to make the desktop of the newer OS look a lot like Windows XP.

Creating a Windows Form Application on Windows 8

Updated October 26, 2012: Windows 8 is now in the wild!

Update October 17, 2012: A new version of this video is now available with complete Closed Caption Narrative. Just select the CC icon to include the Closed Caption Text.

Windows 8 was just released for public consumption October 26, 2012. This video demonstrates how designing a standard Windows Form Application remains largely unchanged from earlier versions of the OS and Development tools. This demonstration uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 on a fresh installation of Windows 8.

Posted by Vernon Johnson, Engineer LLC September 30, 2012