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Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8.1, 10

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By kizo2703   |   Watch
Published: September 6, 2012
For everyone who prefer classic Windows theme, this is the closest to the original theme.

Just move it to C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder and use it.

Of course, You can use this theme file on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
Applying the Classic theme will change the Start screen background and tile color to classic view as well.

NEW: theme is compatible with Windows 10 Technical Preview as well!
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And how do you disable apps thinking im using high contrast?

amymor2's avatar
I also suggest using colorclassic from wintools.info (protable & freware) with HC themes for highly colors customize . and the "classic color control panel(win 7-ike)" is useful too.
for less windows border u can use Winareo Tweaker.
Good luck:) (Smile) 
cryohellinc's avatar
Thank you so much for this. Works perfectly especially with Edge Chromium.

Currently (Win 10 x64 1903) tray icons look like this - imgur.com/Rc0oEmk  Any way to fix that?
amymor2's avatar
i love it. the only problem is windows 10 font smoothing when you set gray color for explorer background with +110 dispaly scale. (too lazy fonts)
AlanRipley's avatar
Bit Kudos from me too. Still works on Win 10. You bring back my Interface of choice.
kizo2703's avatar
I don't what's going on, but when I click on "Download" it's downloading.

Anyway, for everyone who wants it, You get it from here too: app.box.com/s/4f6m4353r8w6pr2u…
TicTac-Toe's avatar
My screen is flickering right when I install it when I chose my profiles is fine but when login it starts flickering any solutions?  
TetraTitanio's avatar
I had the same problem (when I use different themes), the only solution is to use System Restore (If you have a backup) or wait to sometone to post a "good" solution.
MinecraftFan355's avatar
this is not the REAL classic theme. this is just using the ease of access stuff. just reset the theme.
Andiit's avatar
Download Button?
Rayquaza-858's avatar
Rayquaza-858Student Interface Designer
Top right of the page, there's a "Download" button.
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Rayquaza-858Student Interface Designer
Top right of the page, there's a "Download" button.
jologar1971's avatar
Hello,

the Classic theme, please ?
ijklk's avatar

"Top right of the page, there's a "Download" button." -Rayquaza

zappatista2's avatar
having problems downloading the file, clicking the download button (with the green arrow, below the "add to favorites" area,   
error msg = "application not found"

tried with 3 different browsers, same error
rx1983's avatar
button download ??????????

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MegaSockyStudent General Artist
it's under "Add to favorites"
BIGsmile674's avatar
Nice but where is download?
Psuedonoms's avatar
PsuedonomsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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