Vista Transformation Pack (also referred to as VTP) is a compilation of programs created for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It has the ability to change the user interface to simulate the Windows Vista graphical user interface by adding several themes and visual styles, installing some 3rd party software, and patching system files. The program effectively simulates Windows Vista and is a popular choice for Windows XP users that prefer the Windows Vista appearance but do not want to actually install Windows Vista.
In the latest version (ver. 8.0.1), users are able to get the Instant Search function and the new All Programs feature in the Start Menu using ViStart. You can also get the Sidebar using Vista Sidebar which includes 19 gadgets. The Windows Aero feature is now part of the transformation pack, using a program called TrueTransparency.
Vista Transformation Pack will replace many of the resources in Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. It can change such things as:
- Boot screen
- Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
- New msstyles files (visual styles)
- New desktop and file icons
- New toolbar icons
- Progress Dialogs
- Sounds scheme
- System Tray icons
- New Wallpapers
- Windows Media Player Skins