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Windows 8 Consumer Preview for Win7

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Okay since there were so many requests to make my Windows 8 VS for 7 more realistic, I decided to make a different version for you.

I'm keeping the previous one unchanged for now because I'm not really a big fan of how the current Windows 8 theme looks.



But anyway, here are the changes:

Lighter Window color
Restored scrollbars to default
Thinner border
Invisible Show Desktop button

This one is based on the aeroNoUserpic version, because, well, Windows 8 doesn't have a startmenu at all. So at least the nouserpic version would look cleaner.

Comments are welcome!
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Rtech1575's avatar

Good work

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WIN7TBARStudent Digital Artist
Nice! :D
ezhao02's avatar
Where in the visual style are the resources used for the start menu (specifically the shutdown button and hovering over something in the right pane) if you use Resource Hacker? I want to make a Classic shell skin for myself based on this.
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ThePokeWalkStudent Interface Designer
Thanks! Didn't want to upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and I love my Windows 7! Thanks much <3
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ScratchAPenHobbyist Artist
nvm
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ScratchAPenHobbyist Artist
How Do you install?:o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) 
UnknownPlayer1068's avatar
can I have a version that have userpic on the start menu?
Talkside's avatar
Очень круто, спасибо большое бро!
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Pr3castDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Love this theme more than Windows 8 :D Thanks
tnt-up's avatar
Looks weird with DisplayFusion ...scr.rightawake.com/20140616020…
Laserjones's avatar
For some reason, this theme does not work on my laptop, whereas it worked fine on two different desktop PCs. All three computers have exactly the same OS and I performed exactly the same steps. On the laptop, the background image (fish) is loaded correctly, but the window borders are switched to Windows classic style (looks like Windows 95 ...). Obviously Aero is automatically disabled when I switch to the theme. Other 3rd party themes, including your own Windows 8 VS, work without problems. Any idea what might cause this?

Best regards and thanks for this great theme!
Joerg
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I had the same thing!!!You need to enter the "UniversalThemePatcher_20090409" folder and open "UniversalThemePatcher" -64bit or -32bit based on your computer,then click on "patch" button on "themeui.dll","uxtheme.dll" and "themeservice.dll".After that restart your computer and apply the theme.
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ayeshax3's avatar
This looks like a very sleek design, almost like the original. Nicely done!
ayeshax3's avatar
Okay, I added it and everything is fine except for the start menu button... it is still the same. As far as my knowledge, I do not think I have anything custom for it...

Is there a way to add it by itself? Many thanks for all your work (and Omnimo, too!).
DekkoDePony's avatar
fediaFedia!

Thank you for this amazing theme.
I am wondering if it would be possible for you to make a theme in this style for ClassicShell?
I am using the Aerostyle for ClassicShell right now but it has the "rounded" look of original Windows 7 and not the more square-cut look of this theme.
It'd be amazing if you could do this.
Zyad48's avatar
how do i install this? when i put it in the themes folder and click the file you said to click to apply it, it just brings up windows 7 default(without aero enabled), and yes i put both the folder and the .theme file into the themes folder, and i've also already patched my pc and rebooted, so how can i get this to work?
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WindowsThemes4UHobbyist Digital Artist
Does this work on RT?
fediaFedia's avatar
fediaFediaProfessional Interface Designer
Nope, sorry
typhasot's avatar
Looks really great! And feels better than beta version of similar VS (thinner borders, much smoother, better quality in general). But I can't understand, it seems that old scrollbars looked prettier, although I didn't notice immediately the substitution of the scrollbars. Could you make the version with that scrollbars or with ones looks like simple grey/very light blue on hover strips.
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theoleningradStudent Digital Artist
Will you make this same theme for Windows 8 RTM that will also requires BigMuscle's aero glass patch?
knux-kiba-fan254's avatar
I love the square-ness :)
Atalix's avatar
AtalixHobbyist General Artist
Oh wait, there is one already from this download. xD And one thing. As for copying and pasting every file from Theme for windows 7 to themes.
Do I have to make sure the original files is replaced to these files I downloaded? :o
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AtalixHobbyist General Artist
This theme is really awesome, tho I tried installing but I noticed I was missing one thing. Where can I find a proper download of Uxtheme? |D
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