I am starting my guide with this three-letter word. After working for almost 2 hours I got this Windows 7 taskbar on my Windows Vista installation. As you might know by now, Microsoft has introduced a new taskbar for Windows 7 which is completely different from that of the Windows Vista. I was looking around to remove the text from the taskbar and finally succeed as well.
Make Vista taskbar look like Windows 7 taskbar
So, below is the guide to get Windows 7 taskbar on Windows Vista.
Step 1: Download and install EnhanceMyVista from here. Open EnhanceMyVista, go to Customization > Taskbar and select “Iconize your taskbar” option.
Step 2: Save and close the program. Reboot your system.
Step 3: Now, right-click on the taskbar, select Unlock taskbar. Once again right click on the quick launch area >View> select “Large Icons”.
Step 4: Drag the top edge of the taskbar to the up so that you can get a large taskbar like Windows 7.
Step 5: After dragging it to match the Windows 7 taskbar size, lock the taskbar again. To do that, right-click on the taskbar and lock it.
Step 7: Download this AERO VG theme and install it using any free software (read How to install third party themes in Vista for more reference). That’s it! You now have the Windows 7 style taskbar on your Vista as well.
If you have any doubts, feel free to ask by leaving a comment. Don’t copy from Into Windows!!