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Alduin W8 Port.

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Published: November 14, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 charleston2378
This is a Windows 8 port from lassekongo83 [link] "Alduin Xp theme ".

Back in 2008 lassekongo83 make this great theme from Windows xp, check the original : [link] .

After that in 2009 sweatfish [link] port this one to Vista, check his work: [link]

All "lassekongo83" Visual Styles and Skins are "open source". That means you can make modifications and ports as long as you submit it with the same Creative Commons License use, and a link back to the original work too. No need to ask for permission, so if you like this theme say thanks to these two artist ... "lassekongo83" [link] and "swetyfish" [link] for for their hard work.

1.User Account Control must be turned off.
2.make a restore point before any modification.
3.Patch you'r system : [link]
4.Restart PC
5. Copy everything in themes folder into C:WindowsResourcesThemes.

I hex edit "explorerframe.dll" to delete the line inside explorer window "content view" take a look at picture #1.

Shell32 included

Keep in mind I can not please everyone with request, this is a opensource theme, do ur own modifications.
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How to download

aliwajahat's avatar
how to download it??
ashley2816's avatar
how to make the task bar on the top. like on your first picture.
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you have to use RocketDock
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how to use the task bat on the top?
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I love this theme and I've been using it for months. There are no alternatives as this is truly the best and most polished theme available. However I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and few bugs arose.
1- Titlebar on focused programs show a black background with grey font color. (Out of focus programs show a grey background with dark grey font color).
2- Explorer titlebar font color is black making it illegible most of the time.
3- Right-clicking on taskbar buttons show deformed icons and illegible text.

A picture is worth a thousand words:…

I tried to fix it myself but I don't have the competence to do it properly. I hope you can release an 8.1 version or a fix!
Thanks for your efforts and congrats for making such a beautiful theme.

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Alright I found a workaround for the titlebar backgound issue!
To fix it you need to install this tool:
I'm still working on the jumplist deformed icons and white titlebar text!
GVM3RS's avatar
Super Theme, Thanks. The Taskbar in Aero (Transparent) and the Theme is OK.
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sory  how to download this theme ;(?????
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Right Corner Push the Download Button, LoL
Yo how do i replace the explorerframe.dll and shell32.dll cause when i did it my computer wouldnt boot up haha good think i made a restore point right before. But ya how do i do it cause what i did was change the .dll in the real shell32 to backup and added the modified one in the download then restarted my PC and it wouldnt load when i tried to sign in with my pass word.
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charleston2378Hobbyist Interface Designer
Open resources with restorator 2007,look for the files with arrows, move those file to a new folder keeping all organized  and update your original shell32.dll file,explorerframe.dll .
I don't have Windows 8 now and this is an old shell32 and explorerframe.dll sorry for this.
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Good job but i can't have the desktop backgrounds the taskbar and the cool shortcut bar in the top. i have missed something ?
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charleston2378Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi here is the Piano Wallpapers…

Taskbar icons you have to edit those manually using this icons…
1-  go to folders search options and select show hidden files.
2-Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and edit icons one by one icon and select one from token icon folder.
3-After edit all the icons you like restart explorer and pin the programs you like to use to star menu and taskbar.

Shortcuts at the top bar, you need RocketDock  and the Buff Icon…  after install the RocketDock software go to C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\Icons and add the icons you like .
Move the programs you need to the dock and edit the icons, right click/rocketDock/icon setting and select the one you like, edit name , etc etc .

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Very impressive work my friend, looks superb.
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Is it possible to apply a win7 theme to an win 8 if u patched up already?
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charleston2378Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is not possible ! 
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Okay cool I finally have someone making some girly themes & skins for me. Thanks for getting back at me!
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I copied everything into the right (I hope so) folders, but I don't get the icons to work...
I got owner of explorerframe.dll and shell32.dll in the system32 folder, renamed them, copied yours into it, restarted, nothing happened.
Even if I try to change an icon manually and browse to the shell32.dll, there are only the "windows standard" icons.
What am I doing wrong?

My system is Win8 x64.
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