Vista Drive Icon - Vista drive icons for Windows XP

Vista drive icon
Vista drive symbols with display of drive usage for Windows XP

Who doesn’t know the cool and useful look of Windows Vista.
This also applies to the drive symbols in the Vista workstation, as they show the with a graphic The level of the drives
Windows XP offers rather simple and sober-looking symbols.
With the small but fine freeware tool Vista Drive Icon, the workstation symbols can be changed from Windows XP to a Windows Vista-like appearance with a level indicator.

Program description

Vista drive icon
is only a few kilobytes in size and can be easily installed via setup.
Once installed, the tool runs immediately and changes the icons accordingly.
As in Windows Vista, the fill level is displayed in a kind of turquoise and changes to the red area when the memory is high.
Unfortunately, the display is only similar to that of Vista, since the memory allocation of the individual drives is only shown visually and somewhat reduced.
You have to do without the values ​​in numbers here as well.

The program is started as a separate process and occupies approx. 1 MB (1040K) in memory, so no changes are made to the Windows XP shell. The previous version 1.2 still had approx. 3 MB of memory.
An uninstall routine is included to remove the program.


After starting the installation, the language is first asked, DriveIcon usually presents the correct selection right away.


Then you have to agree to the license conditions and specify the desired installation folder.


The required memory in the present version 1.3 was just 749 kilobyte.
At the end of the installation, a checkmark can be set to start Vista Drive Icon immediately after the setup has been completed.

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Previously with the Windows XP symbols


Later with the Vista Drive Icon symbols.


The tool was programmed with Visual Basic and published under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The 32-bit operating system MS Windows (95/98 / NT / 2000 / XP) is supported.

Changes compared to the previous version 1.2:

The following have been improved:
  • The memory usage
  • Faster reading of the storage space usage
  • The executable file (exe) has been reduced from 80Kb to 40Kb

  • Occasionally, drives were not displayed
  • The program did not start if another window with the name Vista Drive Icon was open.

  • The program icon
  • Language support via installer

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