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Metro+ Luna

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Metro+ Luna : An XP Inspired Visual Style combined with Metro Visual Style for Windows 7

Remember XP? Well if you don't, skip to the next sentence. Ah... Just remember it, with the good times and also the time you broke your computer and you went out to get a warranty but you didn't know that your warranty was over 7 minutes and 21 seconds ago. Just kidding! Windows XP had brought us good times and now its the time to remember those since XP is now in its twilight years, may be? One way to remember it is by using this visual style inspired by XP's Luna with the touch of Metro.

Information + Features:
  • Wallpaper and Exploreframes, .dll for x86 and x64 and .bmp, included
  • Tested working on Windows 7 x32 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit), both non-SP1 and SP1 (outdated)
  • Non-transparent but in Aero (DWM) mode

To apply this visual style, read this tutorial.
To replace the ExplorerFrame.dll, read this tutorial

I will not take credit for the UI made by Microsoft Corp.

elharty and nahrizulashraf for Explorerframe.dll s

Metro+ Luna Start Orb by Giro54

No more future updates.

Comments:shoutbox: & Favs:+fav: are truly appreciated !
( so 1st comment & 1st fav = Llama )

If you have problems, suggestions, or demand for a permission, just comment below or send me a note
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Hekazy's avatar
Windows 10 1803???????? up up up up up
Shabha's avatar
Wery very nice! :)
Only a question
There is a way set font BOLD of the current application on the taskbar?
WilliamUI's avatar
WilliamUIProfessional Interface Designer
Please enter where rights have been inspired the idea.
And to make the changes.
Although it is a bad copy of UI design.…
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sergiokuceraStudent Writer
jennytoogle's avatar
what if i like the windows and taskbar to be black?
trone1993's avatar
is this use aero or basic 
ohshit420's avatar
some basic some aero. Click Adjust for best appearance to make aero works. (It's in Adjust Visual Effect).
tomcat14ea's avatar
How can change colour of  hard partition indicator to blue? [try changing with "Resources Hacker" but no success!...]
JaRG1's avatar
works on windows 10 1024?
Cubester64's avatar
Is this compatible with Classic Shell?
E-manX's avatar
hello, i'm french,

Where to find a Windows XP login screen for Windows 7?

I said that I am French because I used google translate to me and that are not always reliable ...
BYpountney's avatar
how do we download it?
EnaiSiaion's avatar

Thank the gods I didn't actually reboot.

A tip for other people: there is no need to reboot to replace explorerframes.dll. You can just ctrl-alt-del, open the task manager, End Task explorer.exe, then New Task... and type explorer.exe. Not only does this save you lots of time, but it also prevents an emergency in case the replacement file is corrupt, such as this one.

If the file is corrupt (or you did something wrong) then explorer.exe will crash when you try to restart it using the task manager, alerting you to the problem but at least you're still in Windows (albeit without the shell) and you still have internet access, putting you in a much better position to fix the problem.

To fix it, click Show Processes of All Users to give task manager admin permissions, accept the permissions request, then go to New task... and type cmd to start a command prompt. You can now rename the files back. (For millennials: "ren x.dll y.dll" to rename a file, "cd.." to go to the parent folder, "cd foldername" to go to a child folder)
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sergiokuceraStudent Writer
I just installed UxStyle and applied the theme. Everything is fine. I never replace system files...
SantMohammed's avatar
Thank you very much giro54 i♥it
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MahmoudM-EBRAHIMProfessional Interface Designer
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kgkhantStudent Artist
good I want that how to do that
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eliasmtzHobbyist Artist
Great job!
THEGADGETgeek1999's avatar
I loved your theme! The flatten classics! Thanks Giro54! :D
mNixX's avatar
Thank you, very beautiful VS!
TragicallyWired's avatar
Could someone help please? I've installed this theme to a T and works brilliantly. Except one thing. When I go to upload something on Imgur, and the box opens.. The navigation pane to the left is blank?

How do I get it back?
Denver06's avatar
Dude applying your theme makes my windows update give errors.. i had to do system restore twice because of that! WTF man? i like your theme but i can't apply it! 
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