Changing the Window Look
First, we need to make XP allow installation of unsigned themes because Microsoft blocks the installation of them. To do so, download the UXTheme Patcher. When you are downloading the program, make sure that the file you download is for your system (for example if you are using XP with Service Pack 3, download the file that is for SP3) otherwise you might end up with an unusable Windows XP installation. UXTheme Patcher is a small program that will change your uxtheme.dll file to make XP accept unsigned themes. After the download, double click on the file and select “Patch." When it confirms the patch is applied successfully, reboot.
Then we need to install Styler. You can download the file from CrystalXP site. The installation is simple, go through it, and copy the “Vista Styler" folder to C:\Program Files\Styler\TB\skins\Styler's. Log off and log back in. When you reach your desktop, open My Computer, right click on the icon bar and untick Standard buttons, Address Bar and Links, and tick the Styler Toolbar. You will see a small floppy disk icon on your window. Click on it and select Skin -> Styler’s -> Vista VG. You will immediately see the effects, but we are not done. Double click the Styler’s icon on the taskbar, which will open the program’s options. Switch to the Toolbar tab, tick Hide Menubar (IE) and Hide Menubar (Explorer) and make sure that the Vista VG is selected. Now we have set windows to look Windows Vista style.
For the breadcrumb navigation, you have to download and install the QT Tab Bar from its Wiki site. To install this feature, you have to have the .Net Framework 2.0 installed.