Now that your desktop has a new theme, Windows needs an overhaul too. Normally, Windows blocks all 3rd party themes, but with a patcher, like VistaGlazz, you can bypass this limitation. Follow the steps here to install and use VistaGlazz.
I really couldn’t have said it better myself, but I will try, as sometimes a different perspective can help. (credit for the instructions in the link goes to SweatyFish).
1)Create a restore point.
2) Disable UAC.
3) Install VistaGlazz.
5) Patch by clicking only on the computer button.
7) Download a custom theme.
8 ) Find the folder entitled #ThemeName#
9) Make sure the contents are: en-US, Shell and #ThemeName#.
10) Put the folder #ThemeName#, containing said files into C:/windows/resources /themes
11) Apply the theme by right clicking>Personalize>Colour & appearance>Classic menu for more colour options.
12)Apply your theme of choice.
A similar process applies for XP, but with a different Patcher.
WARNING: Do not use TuneUp Utilities to apply custom themes, it might mess up your computer.
This marks the end of my customization series. I have a bunch of other ideas that I will save for other series, as they don’t fit as well together as the other 3 did.
I will defiantly be going into more depth about Rainmeter, including a segment on skin-making. If you did all of this right, you will have geeks asking “What Linux distro is that?” and non-geeks asking “How did you do that?” Who said Windows isn’t customizable?