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Windows 98 Plus! Themes for Windows 7

SUMMARY: Nostalgic for the look of Windows 98? Install Plus! themes for Windows 7.

Are you nostalgic for the look of Windows 98, especially its Plus! Themes such as Baseball, Jungle, Space, and Underwater? Wish that Microsoft included more themes with Windows 7 such as versions of these old classics?

Found via the @MSWindows Twitter feed, Manan via his "I'm Just Being Manan" blog has created theme packs based on the Windows 98 Plus! Themes that work for Windows 7. These unofficial re-releases can update your window color, sounds, background graphics, and icons (Computer, Recycle Bin, and Network) to remind you of when life, and Windows, was simpler. A total of 16 themes are available:

Windows 98 Plus! Themes for Windows 7

* 60's USA
* Baseball
* Dangerous
* Golden Era
* Inside Your Computer
* Jungle
* Leonardo da Vinci
* More Windows
* Mystery
* Nature
* Science
* Space
* Sport
* Travel
* Underwater
* Windows 98

Just download the ZIP file, open it in Explorer, then double-click a ".themepack" file to install.

Note that this does not include ports of Windows 98 Plus! screensavers.

* Windows 98 Plus! Themes for Windows 7 - I'm Just Being Manan

This tip was written for Windows 7 RC. Screenshots and information are subject to change between this and the final version of Windows 7.

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