Royale Remixed – Is it the Best Microsoft Theme for XP?
By on May 19th, 2010

display-ico One of my online buddies, Andrew Fox, recently commented on my Google Buzz about the article concerning 4 Free Microsoft Themes for XP. Andrew mentioned that he thought the best Microsoft theme was one called Royale. I quickly located a copy of it and tried it out. It is a very nice theme, but I found out that someone has taken the Royale theme and tweaked it to make it even better. The tweaked version is called Royale Remixed.

Here’s what the Royale Remixed theme looks like on my netbook.

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There are three color schemes included in this theme. The color schemes can be accessed by right clicking on your desktop and selecting Properties, then the Appearance tab.

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The Noir color scheme is shown above while Royale and Zune are shown below.

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royal-remix-zune

The only difference I noticed between Noir and Zune was that Zune is a little darker. I like the Zune color scheme the best. Which one do you like?

Download the Royale Remixed theme (also known as Royale Noir Theme)

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Is Royale Remixed the best theme for Microsoft XP? I’d have to say noto that question. There are so many themes available to an XP user, especially if they are willing to use the UxTheme patch to unlock all the great themes that are available.

Techie Buzz Verdict: 3/5 (Good)

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  • Lapares

    Is Royale Remixed the best theme for Microsoft XP? I’d have to say “no” to that question. There are so many themes available to an XP user, especially if they are willing to use the UxTheme patch to unlock all the great themes that are available.

    I Don't get it. Please make an article "how to use new themes with UxTheme patch in XP."

    I am not only one out there who'll appreciate it.

    Thank you.

    • http://www.pallab.net Pallab De

      Download something called UxStyle (or any of the Uxtheme patches by Rafael). Extract the theme files to WindowsResourcesThemes.

  • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

    Hi Lapares – yes – good idea.

  • http://www.pallab.net Pallab

    Royale is a really great theme. Back in the days I used it for several months. However, my fav Xp theme is Milk. Royale Remixed also seems quite nice. But, I just prefer the lush white look of Milk.

  • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

    Hi Pallab

    Just tried Mile theme. I liked the colors, but I did not like the Apple icons. Oh well …

 
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