Desktop Software Shell Enhancement Longhorn Transformation Pack

Longhorn Transformation Pack 10.5 for Windows

by Mr. Windows X

Avg. Rating 3.6 (60 votes)

File Details

File Size 20.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 517,815
Publisher Mr. Windows X

Publisher's Description

Longhorn Transformation Pack will transform your Windows XP (including XP2) into the upcoming Longhorn (the new Windows edition from Microsoft).

Latest Reviews

g_sharar

g_sharar reviewed v10.5 on Apr 21, 2006

While using this transformation pack I have yet to come across even one problem. The problem most people seemedto be having was reomving the sidebar as this caused an error message to turn up, well it didn't happen for me! Overall it's brilliant!

imanino

imanino reviewed v10.5 on Dec 25, 2005

Sorry. Too much memory eaten up the the desktop sidebar which incidentally, doesn't always clean up memory well when it exits. The glass transparency program which seems to have been borrowed from another software firm is not well intergrated with the package and can create some real problems for some graphics configurations in Nvidia. We won't even discuss the uninstallation routine, since I deleted this version and a prior one and neither have completely left the relevant machines. Ghost in the machine only pleases me when connected with the Police. The icons and stuff are nice, but the costs was a ton of time, memory, reboots, and register cleans. This is partly my own fault, should've just have waited for Vista. Tell the great god Bill I have repented of my sins and I will download no more whack substitutes.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v10.5 on Jul 9, 2005

Been using 10.5 since it was released and overall the pack is great. There are a couple issues I have noticed which is occuring on several machines here at home. Exiting the side bar an error pops up, as if the sidebar crashes on exit. Another problem is irregular behavior and slowdowns when browsing the web in Internet Explorer. Uninstalling the pack fixes the problem. Along with the slowdown, as someone else pointed out the sidebar uses a ton of memory. I know it is going to use a bit, but 200MB+ is a bit much. These are standard installs, nothing else added, no pictures in the slideshow except default XP pics ect..

Systems having the problems are all Windows XP Pro with Slipstream SP2 and all updates except for Media Player 10. Anyways, hope to see future versions, keep up the good work!

XENSIGMA

XENSIGMA reviewed v10.5 on Jun 24, 2005

The sidebar is nice but is eating a huge amount of memory(140-216Mb). Maybe because of that is having problems.

theheff

theheff reviewed v10.5 on Jun 15, 2005

I'm not a huge fan of the side bar, in fact I'm not using it (it's seperate and is uninstallable). Overall, a very nice set of themes and visual packages. Installation was fine on my XP Pro Corp SP2 build 2600, just take your time. Hope to see more soon!

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v10.5 on Jun 14, 2005

Which means then it is not loading every thing it needs. Also there sounds like they need to fix the exit problems.

How ever you should Reply to the publisher with The version of XP SP1 sp2 with or without all the updates. Also amount of ram etc.,

It's easier to fix when you post all that information.

Jensen_Tidus

Jensen_Tidus reviewed v10.5 on Jun 14, 2005

I have a sidebar error when i openned the sidebar

It says something like this
An Error Has occurred in the script on this page.
Line: 1
Char: 48
Error: Invalid character
Code: 0
URL: file://C:\WINDOWS\SideBar\sidebar\index.html

Wonder if anyone be kind to help me with is problem ... thax

Binary Fission

Binary Fission reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

I tried this in a virtual machine. I don't know how true to the real Longhorn this is but it has some interesting things. Most of it is just changes to the explorer shell and added appearance options and wallpaper, etc. The sidebar is ok but hardly adds anything groundbreaking. The best stuff is probably just the explorer shell changes.
The sidebar crashes when I exit out of it.
Oh, and the documentation and instructions in the setup are terrible. Most of the prompts are in very poorly worded English sentences.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

Why would someone "transform" XP into a LH ??

wendysystems

wendysystems reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

I think the programmer(Mr.X) is very sharp.I would hire him.Hey Mr.X, please make more of your cool stuff.Why not try to make a merge of linspire and windows?It would be really cool! How about playing with the Alice the talking bot software?Thats what we need!A AI Linspire Windows merge package with a bot as the administrator!Don't forget to include a neural net.Thanks for the fun free software!

Avg. Rating 3.6 (60 votes)
Your Rating
g_sharar

g_sharar reviewed v10.5 on Apr 21, 2006

While using this transformation pack I have yet to come across even one problem. The problem most people seemedto be having was reomving the sidebar as this caused an error message to turn up, well it didn't happen for me! Overall it's brilliant!

imanino

imanino reviewed v10.5 on Dec 25, 2005

Sorry. Too much memory eaten up the the desktop sidebar which incidentally, doesn't always clean up memory well when it exits. The glass transparency program which seems to have been borrowed from another software firm is not well intergrated with the package and can create some real problems for some graphics configurations in Nvidia. We won't even discuss the uninstallation routine, since I deleted this version and a prior one and neither have completely left the relevant machines. Ghost in the machine only pleases me when connected with the Police. The icons and stuff are nice, but the costs was a ton of time, memory, reboots, and register cleans. This is partly my own fault, should've just have waited for Vista. Tell the great god Bill I have repented of my sins and I will download no more whack substitutes.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v10.5 on Jul 9, 2005

Been using 10.5 since it was released and overall the pack is great. There are a couple issues I have noticed which is occuring on several machines here at home. Exiting the side bar an error pops up, as if the sidebar crashes on exit. Another problem is irregular behavior and slowdowns when browsing the web in Internet Explorer. Uninstalling the pack fixes the problem. Along with the slowdown, as someone else pointed out the sidebar uses a ton of memory. I know it is going to use a bit, but 200MB+ is a bit much. These are standard installs, nothing else added, no pictures in the slideshow except default XP pics ect..

Systems having the problems are all Windows XP Pro with Slipstream SP2 and all updates except for Media Player 10. Anyways, hope to see future versions, keep up the good work!

XENSIGMA

XENSIGMA reviewed v10.5 on Jun 24, 2005

The sidebar is nice but is eating a huge amount of memory(140-216Mb). Maybe because of that is having problems.

theheff

theheff reviewed v10.5 on Jun 15, 2005

I'm not a huge fan of the side bar, in fact I'm not using it (it's seperate and is uninstallable). Overall, a very nice set of themes and visual packages. Installation was fine on my XP Pro Corp SP2 build 2600, just take your time. Hope to see more soon!

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v10.5 on Jun 14, 2005

Which means then it is not loading every thing it needs. Also there sounds like they need to fix the exit problems.

How ever you should Reply to the publisher with The version of XP SP1 sp2 with or without all the updates. Also amount of ram etc.,

It's easier to fix when you post all that information.

Jensen_Tidus

Jensen_Tidus reviewed v10.5 on Jun 14, 2005

I have a sidebar error when i openned the sidebar

It says something like this
An Error Has occurred in the script on this page.
Line: 1
Char: 48
Error: Invalid character
Code: 0
URL: file://C:\WINDOWS\SideBar\sidebar\index.html

Wonder if anyone be kind to help me with is problem ... thax

Binary Fission

Binary Fission reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

I tried this in a virtual machine. I don't know how true to the real Longhorn this is but it has some interesting things. Most of it is just changes to the explorer shell and added appearance options and wallpaper, etc. The sidebar is ok but hardly adds anything groundbreaking. The best stuff is probably just the explorer shell changes.
The sidebar crashes when I exit out of it.
Oh, and the documentation and instructions in the setup are terrible. Most of the prompts are in very poorly worded English sentences.

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

Why would someone "transform" XP into a LH ??

wendysystems

wendysystems reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

I think the programmer(Mr.X) is very sharp.I would hire him.Hey Mr.X, please make more of your cool stuff.Why not try to make a merge of linspire and windows?It would be really cool! How about playing with the Alice the talking bot software?Thats what we need!A AI Linspire Windows merge package with a bot as the administrator!Don't forget to include a neural net.Thanks for the fun free software!

DiGiTaLFX

DiGiTaLFX reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

RRW try starting the Windows Theme Service. This might help. I've tried only the Visual Styles from this and thought they were good quality. But I think its a bit ott to try make ur comp look like longhorn. When its released then you won't have the fun anymore. Its better to find a more unique style from deviant art imo.

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

what a waste, just so it looks like you have LH this is a waste of time, more pretty theams and pretty fonts and pretty boxes just use sys resources.= pc runs slower. Id rather see a xp pack that gave it a good kick in the a** instead.

RWW

RWW reviewed v10.5 on Jun 13, 2005

Installed it, was not bad but did not wish to leave it on. Uninstall took away all XP themes for my buttons and taskbar. Wish someone could tell me how to get them back. RWW

egg83

egg83 reviewed v10.0 on May 31, 2005

Best version to date. Fixes problem of visual styles not being installed properly, works fine on my XP SP2 PC. Even installed logon screen correctly. Worth another look, can only get better.

dn2004

dn2004 reviewed v10.0 on May 31, 2005

This is the best by far version of Longhorn Transformation pack with many visual effects includings its a must have for anyone who wants to turn thier boring windows xp interface into a Windows Longhorn Lookalike! this is a MUST have with a easy to use install interface with only several reboots required to be finished. this has simple instructions to follow i have been using this since Longhorn Transformation pack 5 i believe and i have been loving it! a recommended download for any windows longhorn fan

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