“Energize” Your Tablet PC With an Official XP Desktop Update

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“Energize” Your Tablet PC With an Official XP Desktop Update

Microsoft has released a special desktop and theme update for users of XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.  The new Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Energy Blue Theme Pack is available for free download.  Here are a couple of shots straight from my Tablet Dektop:


This theme gives XP a less “plastic” look, a nice change.


The Start Menu takes on a very cool new look.

Ok.  I bet I know what many readers are thinking right now.  You don’t yet own a Tablet PC and you want this theme for your PC or Notebook.  Well Microsoft has included a special detection function in its installer, so you will be denied an installation.  Is there a way around this?  Um, let’s just say I have this theme on my regular ol’ XP laptop as well.  Hint:  You gotta know someone with a Tablet running Tablet PC Edition 2005 and have the knowledge to tinker with a special place on your computer called the “Resources” folder (within the Windows folder).  I am in no way endorsing cheating, but hey we all paid for XP right?

For those of you who are purists and want other options to enhance your standard version of XP, check out the Windows Blinds application:  http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

To download Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Energy Blue Theme go to the official download link:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=86268ffa-70b1-4814-bd00-2d380dc5a89d&displaylang=en

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