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Windows 8.1 XP Theme All Colors v2



• New "Turn Off" button
• Inactive window color fixed
• Tab items, background and edge colors fixed.
• "Close" button color fixed.
• New "minimize", "maximize", "restore" and "help" buttons
• Clear Explorer Toolbar
• Windows 8 buttons
• New "pressed" and "hover" effects for taskbar buttons

All colors:

• Blue
• Lime
• Purple
• Taupe
• Teal
• Yellow
• Black
• Green
• Red
• Steel

To remove "Address" text in the Explorer Toolbar: Copy or move the Browselc.dll file to C:/Windows/System32

Enjoy it! :D
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used Windows 10 one cool.

ShiorinAkarin's avatar
you can include the color pink? in the theme please!! 

Bro if i inastall cursor and all that stuff how can i back old stuff? Old cursor and all of that?
Seba7225's avatar
I copied "Windows 8.1 v2" theme file to "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Windows 8.1 v2\" but I no have this theme in theme settings. When I double-click in theme file I see window with theme settings and nothing more. When i want select theme manually from theme settings, system doesn't see this file. I have XP Professional SP3.

Sorry for my English. :)


OK, theme work. I installed "Windows 8 Transformation Pack 7.0 for XP" and I can now choose this theme. :D
MagicMaker10's avatar
Wow, that's good! I hope you like it. Maybe you didn't have uxtheme patcher installed yet. The Pack fixed it. :D
JerryRush's avatar
MagicMaker, The theme works with UXTHEME PATCHER?
MagicMaker10's avatar
Yes. You need to install uxtheme to apply unofficial themes.
JerryRush's avatar
Thx man! You made another theme anymore?
MagicMaker10's avatar
No, man. This is the final version. I guess there is no more improvements to make :D
but where can i get - WINDOWS THEME FILE for windows 8.1 xp theme ??
where to find that 'standard buttons' arrows and up button resources?
MagicMaker10's avatar
it's a "shell32.dll" file from the Windows 8 Transformation Pack 

Download it here:…
MagicMaker10's avatar
it's available, just click on "Download" at the right side of the preview image :D
Dark-Knight193's avatar
Wow, this is by far the closest xp theme to the real Win 8's one I've seen! Btw, how can I install the sound scheme of Windows 8 in your pack? Manually?
MagicMaker10's avatar
Yes, manually. Sorry. Thanks for your comment :D
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VjCaSuB's avatar
Hello, great theme, but I can not install it on my XP SP3, I copied the folder in Windows 8.1 v2 Resources \ Theme, and Cursor Sounds in their respective folders and I do not aparce the APPEARANCE tab, what should I do? IF you speak or understand Spanish, I appreciate your response
MagicMaker10's avatar
Hello!! Follow the instructions:
Create a new folder with name "Windows 8.1 v2" in "C:\Resources\Theme\" and copy ONLY the "Windows 8.1 v2.msstyles" file into the new folder.

So you can select the theme in the "Appearance" tab. I hope it helps you. (:
VjCaSuB's avatar
So I did it, but it turns out I was missing the patch that allows the change of theme
MagicMaker10's avatar
lol hope you have fixed that (:
Nice! Would you like to make a blue-color-only version please?
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