New Windows XP Theme (Energy Blue) Available…


It’s a slightly strange way to release it, admittedly, but if you’re bored with the standard blue, silver and green variants of the Luna theme that ships with Windows XP, you can now download the Royale / Energy Blue theme. This theme originally shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition, but Microsoft New Zealand have now released it in a form that can be installed on Windows XP Professional and (I assume) Windows XP Home Edition. It’s the best dressed you’ve seen Windows XP – it looks like a more professional version of Luna Blue, with more subtle hues. It also confuses the Office 2003 theming system sufficiently that it doesn’t attempt to impose its own somewhat garish (to my taste) color scheme.


Thanks to Jeff Sandquist for the link.


Comments (28)

  1. tzagotta says:

    I couldn’t find Energy Blue via that link. Am I overlooking it?

  2. Anonymous says:

    It only took them nearly 5 years, but there is a new Visual Style available for Windows XP – Royale (via Tim Sneath). Granted, it was originally released with Windows XP Media Center Edition, but this is one of the…

  3. Tim Sneath says:

    tzagotta, when you validate that your copy of Windows is genuine, it appears on the list of downloads as royale.zip. Hope this works out for you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cool! Thanks for the link.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey, that was nice. Thanks 🙂

    BTW, you’ve got to put in under c:windows… for it to show in the drop down. And if you put it elsewhere, while you can browse to it, the wallpaper won’t show automatically. That’s because the theme file defines the wallpaper location as :- Wallpaper=%WinDir%WebWallpaperNew Bliss.jpg.

    Regards,

    Nish

  6. Anonymous says:

    It works even if you choose not to validate.

    I was confused at first, but its just because it looks like a list of .jpg files. If you look closely, Royale is the only one which is .zip.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is the most awesome thing Microsoft have ever done. Why do they not make more?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a ton for posting the link up to download the theme!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the link!

    I just found some more vista wallpapers at http://www.vistawallpaperarchive.com if anyone is interest.

  10. Anonymous says:

    FINALLY…I googled everywhere for this link to the EnergyBlue theme and this website’s link worked! Thanks alot!

  11. Anonymous says:

    By the way…remember that the other name for the Energy Blue theme is "Royale". Keep that in mind when searching for the link.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know where u can get the darker version of this theme… I have seen it, but never been able to get a hold of it… So if anyone knows, plz tell…

    Thx

  13. Anonymous says:

    google on "grinder royale" and you’ll find the darker version, but no download is available… too bad.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Royale.zip is not in the list of downloads…I’m serious, I read it over like 5 times, even used the Edit>Find function for "Royale" and the highlighted things were not links…just the instructions on how to install the non-existent royale theme…? I also searched for "zip" and again none of the highlighted things was a link. Perhaps Microsoft realized – Oops this thing is supposed to only be for Media Center users – and erased the link but left the instructions on how to use it…grrr…not even a couple months later, I can’t download it…

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ben’s right…the link is gone, and the file on Microsoft’s server has been removed.  But alas, I have found it somewhere else…

    http://download.softpedia.ro/software/OS%20ENHANCE/Royale_theme.zip

  16. Anonymous says:

    New Link I sent 2 hours looking for!!!! why does microsoft cover it up so much???

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Royale-Theme-for-WinXP–official-Download-13027.html#download_locations

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the link, Austin!

  18. Anonymous says:

    The one posted by Austin is the only link that I can find that still works and gets you to the file.

  19. Anonymous says:

    thx! sooo much, this is the most mint theme i’ve ever seen! Cory’s link works! download now!

  20. mR aNON says:

    A link to a modded version on deviantart is mikey.ws/royale_five_color_mod.rar with green sliver black & ergonomic schemes (the midnight version seems to be missing although it was in the screen shot)

  21. Anonymous says:

    it is a good idea 😉

  22. Anonymous says:

    the one posted by austin is theonly link that i can find that still works and gets u to the file. at the end thanx sooo much to the manufacturer of this theme

  23. Anonymous says:

    The one posted by Austin is the only link that I can find that still works and gets you to the file.ok thanx a lot

  24. Anonymous says:

    Wow! New theme! I am going to try it out.

    T_T I accidently deleted Original Luna theme. Because I thought it’s not Window XP theme and I wanted to make some spaces. Now it’s gone…

    Can anyone post me a link to get it back?

  25. Anonymous says:

    is this just wallpapers or is it full on color scheme for the start menu and stuff?