On December 19, 2005, Microsoft released a technology preview of Aero Glass for the Windows Vista service pack that enables users to apply a translucent glass-like theme to their desktop. The glass theme is available for both the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems, and can be applied to the taskbar and desktop. Windows XP and Vista themes are available in four variations, such as a true glass theme, a translucent theme, a color theme, and a light theme. The true glass theme is similar to the new Aero theme's glass theme, but the translucent theme is a translucent form of the Windows XP theme. The color theme is a set of colors and images that are painted on the screen, and the light theme is a translucent theme that allows users to see the underlying theme through the glass.
There are two different systems in Windows Vista: the new Aero system, which runs on top of Windows Aero themes and uses the underlying theme to create a unified appearance. The Windows Aero system uses a new system with raster graphics and vector graphics technologies, which replaces the original Windows XP themes with a new system that uses DirectX 9.0c graphics technology, which are known to result in improved performance and graphics quality. The Windows Aero system uses the old system's raster graphics technology, but the new system provides a unified appearance with the underlying theme when combined with an Aero theme, while the old system used the underlying theme for the look of Windows Vista (and Windows XP) and Windows Server 2008, the same way it did in Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows NT. Due to the new system's different approach to handling graphics, Windows Vista uses a new image format, which is independent of Windows Aero, and features higher-resolution icons. This can be seen in the time and date and volume icons on the taskbar, which are much larger and clearer in Windows Vista than in Windows XP and Windows Server 2008. The Windows Vista system has its own set of widgets in the system tray and control panel, which can be customized by using the Windows Aero theme as the underlying theme of the system.
The Windows Vista operating system has a new look for the desktop, taskbar, and system tray. The Windows Vista taskbar is similar to the old Windows XP taskbar, but with an appearance that is more like the desktop background, with four small buttons.
Before you begin installing the theme pack, you should go to the Microsoft website and follow the instructions. If you want, you can also download the Transformation installer. If you install the Transformation installer, then you will need to use it to install the Transformation from inside of Windows. If you install the Transformation skin pack, then you will need to install the Transformation from inside of Windows.