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aero7 for Windows 8/8.1 (old version)



This version is no longer being supported. You can download the newest version here: damonkeyoncrack.deviantart.com…

aero7 is just a simple port of the Windows 7 aero theme to recreate the fimilar feel and look on Windows 8 and 8.1.

Requirements- Windows 8 or 8.1, UXTheme Patcher
Recommend- Aero glass, StartIsBack, Start8, Classic Shell

Included- Theme, system sounds, Windows 7 aero cursors, start orb

UltraUXTheme Patcher: www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_…
Classic Shell: www.classicshell.net/
Windows 8 CP theme (full theme but ribbon used in screenshot is included): www.deviantart.com/art/Windows…

Install instructions:

Copy files in theme win8 or theme 8.1 (depending on what you are running) folder to C:/Windows/Resources/Themes. Apply the start orb with whatever start menu program you use. Install the 2 registry keys that configure aero glass for this theme. Copy Windows 7 folder in the system sounds folder to C:/Windows/Media for sounds to work. To use Windows 7 cursors, copy win7 cursors to C:/Windows/Cursors

Aero Glass install instructions:

Download for either Windows 8 or 8.1 depending on what you are running (I also recommend the installer for there is less to go wrong with it). If you are running 8.1, download the symbols files from Dropbox and add them to C:AeroGlass (or wherever you installed it). If the theme looks really derpy such as everything being in the wrong place, go to your AeroGlass directory and delete the image win8cp.png as that is the image causing those issues. If the taskbar isn't blurred, use blur toggle to enable taskbar blur (in the same zip as symbols)

If you want to edit the theme, I don't care if you edit it or post different variants of it. Like I stated, this was only a port of the default Windows 7 VS so feel free to edit and upload custom VS based off this


1.0 (11/9/13):
-Initial release

1.1 (11/10/13) (these changes are only important for 8.1 users)
-Included the complete aero glass setup for people that are having trouble getting it to work in 8.1 (moved to dropbox due to DA restrictions)
-Registry files are included to get aero glass set up and to set blur amount correctly
-Copy glass folder to C:/ to get aero glass to work with the least trouble since that's where I set it up for the registry to read it from
-Install all 3 registry keys to get aero glass to work

1.2 (11/11/13)
-Added Windows 7 styled cursors. Copy new aero7.theme for cursors to load for current users

1.3 (11/12/13)
-Removed aero glass from zip due to DA exe file restrictions. Instead, I uploaded them to dropbox and download it from the extra section of the post. Aero glass installation is still the same by copying glass to C:/ and installing the 3 registry keys
-Updated aero glass 8.1 to beta 4 since I found what was causing the glitch and was able to fix it
-Added missing symbol files to fix glitch caused by beta 4
-Added green inactive window (I will try and find a way to get this to work with all colors)
-Fixed issue where aero blur came off of the window tips
-These issues can be fixed by installing the aero7 color registry key and new aero glass for 8.1

1.3.1 (11/12/13)
-Fixed aero glass after it broke after November group updates. If you've already installed the November group updates and aero glass quits working, install the updated aero glass that's in the dropbox link provided

1.3.2 (11/19/13)
-Removed an unnecessary minidump file that somehow slipped into the aero glass zip. This reduced the file size significantly

1.3.3 (11/20/13)
-Added high DPI start orbs for better optimization for devices with high DPI's. When the system's DPI settings are changed, it won't change the orb size for most programs. This update addresses that issue. An example of a high DPI device would be the Surface Pro. Even though it uses a 1080p screen, it upscales all the icons and desktop resources to make them easier to read and press

1.3.4 (12/6/13)
-32 bit installer for aero glass 8.1 is ready. This is only necessary if you are running Windows 8.1 32 bit. I tested the 32 bit aero glass on a very old computer and everything seems to be working properly. Also I fixed issues where I accidentally used 64 bit dll's and symbols in the 32 bit version which caused errors and I fixed it by using 32 bit dll's and symbols. This is also most likely the final release of the theme so I can start working on some other Windows 7 and 8 themes. It may be updated one more time to fix the jumplist issue with 8.1 but it won't be updated after it

1.4 Final (12/9/13)
-The jumplist bug is finally fixed for 8.1 users

1.4 R2 (12/16/13)
-Fixed aero glass after it broke on December group updates. Also aero glass has been updated to the RC2 version which addresses it breaking on monthly group updates which shouldn't happen anymore

1.4.1 (1/24/14)
-Removed inactive color registry key as it isn't needed anymore in the latest release of aero glass. This also makes setting the inactive color to any color possible now
-Removed aero glass files from Dropbox. They are obsolete and you are better off using the installer for aero glass and it's easier
-As the symbol files are still required for this theme to work properly, they will remain in Dropbox
-Install the registry keys again as the updated one has a script to remove the older keys that aren't needed anymore
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