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Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8.1, 10

By kizo2703
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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thx for this and also thx for wasting my time forcing me to create YET ANOTHER pointless account on the internet just to download this file. now i have this download i deleted my account.

When watching youtube, its all grey for some reason and it hurts my eyes but i would love to still use it.

Is it possible to change the high contrast settings once it's applied?

Thank you very much! Feels like I'm back in the 90ies.

Thank you!

I wasn't aware w8/w10 didn't have a classic option built-in.

Thanks a lot:) Finally feels like at home

guys,need help . when i lock the pc (Winkey + L) and sign back in the theme changes to windows 10

what do i do??:|

by the way, forgot to mention. i am using windows 10

In the picture, there aren't these little black lines in between the items on the right side of the taskbar (i.e. -- time, battery, wi-fi signal, volume). When I download and use this theme, there are little black lines between the items. How do I remove these lines?

Anybody know how to install this on Windows 10? I'm trying to follow the instructions I found online, but I can't find a folder called "Resources" or "Ease Of Access Tools" anywhere on my computer no matter how hard I look. Please help. I don't understand why my computer doesn't ever have any of the folders it's supposed to have whenever I try to follow simple instructions. This is so frustrating.

oviscent's avatar

hi! it should be under C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes ! I just installed mine with no problem, I'm on the latest Windows 10

Thank you! I have no idea why I couldn't find that folder when I searched for the exact names and why Windows tech support was unable to help me. :-I Are you able to help me with another question? I've got this downloaded and running, but I'm curious why there are these weird little lines in between items on the right side of my taskbar -- the time, volume, wi-fi, and battery icons are divided by these thin black lines. I don't see in this in the preview picture. I've been digging through the settings trying to figure out what I need to tweak to remove these lines... do you have any idea? :)

mobilex1122's avatar

thanks this help me. :-)

Great work, thanks!

Why can't I see the same window as you?


does this affect performance?

Wont work on windows 8.1 pro it does nothing it does not turn to gray for taskbar nothing changed. fix it for windows 8.1 it may be the compatibility

RMK99's avatar

This is high contrast theme. Only Windows Blinds 10 has original Windows 98 theme.

This is a good theme that works with W10 20H2. An appearance more like Windows 95 can be achieved by changing some color values, like ButtonFace, to 192 192 192. The pink-silver color reminds me of Windows 2000.

Can't download it.

Can someone help

I just logged in today after several months away and found this beauty... gracias totales!

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