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Aero7 for ViStart and ViGlance by ainq Aero7 for ViStart and ViGlance by ainq

Download Version 1.0

The most realistic, completely remastered viglance skin on dA! Updated 5/14/11.

If you like it and/or download it, please :+fav:,
give me :points:: [link] , give me a :llama:, or add me to your :+devwatch:: [link] .

Lots of views and only 75 downloads? Rly?

Thank you!

Aero7 for ViStart and ViGlance by
Installation Instructions (XP recommended):

-Download and install [link] and [link]
-Extract the contents of my skin's ZIP file
-Exit ViStart and ViGlance from the notification area
-Select "ViStart" and "ViGlance" in the extracted ZIP file and press Ctrl+C
-Navigate to C:\Program Files
-Press Ctrl+V and click OK on all dialogs
-Start ViGlance and ViStart (in that order)
-Open ViGlance Preferences, and uncheck the ViOrb option (if checked)
-Configure the ViSoftware the way you like them
-Follow the Install Fonts instructions below

(Note: for Vista x64, the program files folder is in C:\Program Files (x86) )
This theme perfectly stimulates the Windows 7 Superbar and Start Menu on XP and Vista.

ViGlance: Simulates Windows 7 Superbar
Improved images:
-Everything else

ViStart: Stimulates the Windows 7 Start Menu
Improved images:
-All Rollovers

Install Fonts:

You do not need to follow the following instructions if you are using Vista or 7.

To install Segoe UI font, just go in the "Segoe UI" folder and copy all of the files to C:\WINDOWS\Fonts.

You're done!

To enable cleartype for the optimal aero experience, right-click a blank area of the desktop,
click properties, click the appearance tab, click effects, check font smoothing, and from
the drop-down list, select cleartype. Click OK on all windows.

Extras (for advanced users):

Perfect Taskbar w/ blur: [link]

follow that tutorial with Visual style [link] and if you know how to use GIMP or Photoshop, use
[link] as the template and follow the instructions in [link] .

Border Skin (recommended, for n00bs): [link]

Show Desktop button: [link]


In the preview I'm running WindowBlinds since I'm too lazy to configure another one of my XP VMs.
If you want the WB theme: [link]

I'm not using True Blur ViStart because it screws up the start orb.

If you have any:

Skin-related problems: Contact me
Program-related problems: search for it on or contact me and I'll give you the respective links.
(C) 2011
You may not redistribute or modify this without explicit permission by the author. There's something called

copyrights people.

Wallpaper: Leaked Windows 8 M3 Wallpaper

If you like my work, a fav/watch/points/llama is very appreciated so I can continue to improve on this.
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Link4562 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
After copying/pasting stuff to Program Files, I tried opening ViStart but got an error saying it needed to close.
ainq Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
don't know. ask lee-soft.
Dark-Knight193 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Can you make other colors' version, plz?
ainq Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
sorry, i'm really busy these days.
FearedMoo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
my viglance doesnt work on my xp 32bit sp3? any help? it freezes on the loading screen
link6155 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
well, try the nightly version at
ainq Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
i'm not the programmer. ask lee-soft.
RDTSOD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
wonderfully made!
ainq Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
J-Lindo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, what system file did you find the resources to make the .png for ViStart's shutdown button?
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