Sweet Black Theme for Windows XP

I’ve received a number of emails asking where we got the sweet black theme for Windows XP in most of the screenshots. It’s the Zune theme from Microsoft, which you can get directly from their download site:


The best thing about this theme is that it doesn’t require any cracks or hacked versions of system files, since it was created by Microsoft. Just run the installer and it’s ready to go.

Here’s a screenshot of the default theme look.


The first thing I do is swap out the background image with something better.



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