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Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:11 pm
by Glosswired
See http://win07.lh11.xyz/index.html (site by lh11, known as UIdesign on this forum)

An upcoming mod of Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 that replaces the Aero and Aero Basic themes with versions similar to the ones found in Vista Beta 2. I am working on it alongside a few others. Several others have also contributed to this project too.

It will also come with new wallpapers (including photos taken by the community, Microsoft employees' photos and professional stock photos), sample pictures and user account pictures. It will also come with a Vista Beta 1 theme as an option and possibly some other themes. In terms of software, it will include a Boot Configuration Data Editor GUI by Cosmo. Our aim is to show an alternate vision of Vista; how it could've been if Microsoft kept it more similar to Beta 2 but with a twist and even added other goodies. This goes beyond a step beyond OS mockups.

No download is available yet, unless you apply to be a tester. There are currently no plans for RTM/SP1-based versions either, nor versions in other English (too time-consuming and most people speak English anyways). The Discord server link is https://discord.gg/x2n75yD. If you would like to apply to become a tester, fill in the application in the #apply-for-tester channel on the server.

Here is a screenshot demonstrating how it currently looks.

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Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 am
by ReesehanSchavinchiz
developed by Glosswired, trademarktm, Megadeth58, and Cosmo :^)

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:11 pm
by Cosmo1
Just to clear things up, I'm not Cosmo (the XP-C guy). I work on Windows 2007 and wrote the BCD editor gui.

EDIT: And just for proof, here are some screenshots:
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Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:10 pm
by Glosswired
If anyone's curious, this is still in development. Megadeth58 is currently working on build 6010, which has been in development hell for around a month. This time it is based directly on build 6002 (with the assets from earlier 2007 builds being added back), due to the bugginess of previous builds. However, he is making good progress and the project seems to be back on track now.

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:59 am
by Glosswired
Build 6010 is finally out! We've decided to make it public, so for those who don't feel like joining the server you can download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RuEpxE ... sp=sharing.

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:44 pm
by UIdesign
Hello, lh11 (UIdesign) here. The website has been temporaily down for quite some time. For unknown reason, the whole webserver decided to die and I couldn't log into CPanel, which resulted in me moving to temp. webhost. It should be back up and running pretty soon.

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:46 am
by Megadeth58
sup lab02 here

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:17 am
by kumarsan
Thanks for this post. It is helpful.

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:41 pm
by Cosmo
What's the status on this project? Is it still in development?

Re: Project: Windows 2007 - a Vista mod designed to look like Beta 2

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:24 pm
by Glosswired
Kinda late, but right now it's not being developed. I have lost interest in working on build 6011, plus I'm busy with other things such as college work and a wiki about Windows wallpapers. There is still a chance I/we could resume development at some point in the future though, but only time will tell.