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Windows Aero Vs for Windows 8.1 Update 1 


Welcome to the world of Windows Aero for Windows 8.1 Update 1. This theme includes 6 styles to chose from (Round Shiny, Round Clear, Square Round, Square Clear, Basic Round, and Basic Square), not to mention that each style except for the basic ones all include their original themes Architecture, Characters, Lanscapes, Nature, Scenes, & United states, a wopping total of 30 .theme files to choose from.

Supported DPI Settings
:bulletblack: 96
:bulletblack: 120

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Changelog

VERSION 2.3 3/6/2018

:bulletblack: Fixed Square 120DPI Systemtray Button
:bulletblack: Replaced Control Panel Images to Windows 7 original ones
:bulletblack: Replaced Nav button background to Windows 7 original ones.
:bulletblack: Split theme up to clean control panel. Install the Style you want. (Ribbon/Command)
:bulletblack: Added Windows 7 Logon Wallpapers.
:bulletblack: Added Windows 7 Logon Wallpapers.

VERSION 2.2 2/22/2018

:bulletblack: Added New Ribbon UI Styles
:bulletblack: Updated square start menu to have "Square User Picture Frames"
:bulletblack: Updated system control panel logo
:bulletblack: Fixed navigation button dropdown on 120DPI
:bulletblack: Added Windows 7 Style Control Panel Colorization Picker.


VERSION 2.1 2/16/2018


:bulletblack: Support for 120 DPI 
:bulletblack: Fixed desktop item selection for round themes. It should now be round.


Installation Guide

Please read the FAQ before asking for help @ our discord!
Discord Server: discord.gg/9swStaE


Step 1. If your system is not patched, please do so now before you continue.

Download: Install UxStyle for Windows 8.1 included in required folder.

Troubleshoot: If the theme does not apply properly, you may need to restart the Unsigned theme services in the task manager>services tab  or use the batch file included in Required folder (It will need to be ran as admin in order to work).
Copy Theme files to “C:\Windows\Resources\Themes” 


Step 2. Aero Glass is a requirement in order to have rounded borders and to remove a fill color behind caption text.
Download: glass8.eu/
Configure Aero Glass: glass8.eu/out/AeroGlassGUI.7z
Info: Theres a Registry file in the Addons folder that will need to be merged into your system to get the windows 7 Glass values.


If using Ribbon UI, Skip to Step 3.1.

Step 3. (Required) In order to make explorer look how it is in the theme preview, you will need to install this application. If you choose not to, the theme will not look proper.
Options: Make sure these are the only options selected in the program before you click install! "Use command bar instead of Ribbon", "Show details pane on the bottom”.
Download: www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…

Step 3.1. (Required For Ribbon) (Required) In order to make explorer look how it is in the theme preview, you will need to install this application. If you choose not to, the theme will not look proper.
Options: Make sure these are the only options selected in the program before you click install! "Use classical drive grouping in This PC", "Use libraries; hide folders from This PC”.
Download: www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…

Step 4.(Optional) This is not a really needed feature, but if you want the start menu and have it skinned properly, please install startisback.

Copy the folders inside SIB to:   
C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\AppData\Local\StartIsBack

Info: Once installed, you can then apply the Styles to SIB Program.
Download: startisback.com/

Step 5. If all has been setup, the theme should apply correctly.

Ps... Dont forget to restart Windows for changes to take full effect!!!!







Windows Aero Vs for Windows 8.1 Update 1 © SimplexDesignsART 2013-2018 Deviantart -All Rights Reserved

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:iconcondorito2:
condorito2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Is there a better guide for Glass8?, that developer has got an attitude.
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
like how to install it?
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:iconcondorito2:
condorito2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Yes, a straightforward guide to install Glass8.
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
www.glass8.eu/guide Is the main guide.

1. Donate to get your serial key to remove the watermark on the desktop for glass 8. www.glass8.eu/donate

2. Install Glass8 for windows8.1, but un-tick the custom theme option while installing.  www.glass8.eu/files/setup-w8.1…

3. Place Donation key in C:/Aero Glass and either reboot your pc, or restart WindowsDesktopManager in the taskmanager.


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BillyJohnson69 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
The link to obtain AutoGlassGUI seems to be dead, I managed to find it else where but I could not find the "AeroGlass_Settings.reg" file that was apprantley supposed to be included with it. Could I have another link to it?
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:iconcondorito2:
condorito2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Can you share that AutoGlassGUI download, please?
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
its in the theme download.
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:iconxventi:
xVenti Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
The download isn't working anymore, since the update today!
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Should be fixed now.
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:iconxventi:
xVenti Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
Yeah, thanks!
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
new version out. Adds new styles to support windows ribbon.
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DarcIsDark Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Why does it still show the Windows 8 hover thing on Desktop but not on Explorer and stuff?
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
what hover thing?
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DarcIsDark Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2018
Wait, I didn't even know there's a V2. I'll check that.

Nope still same thing, check comment below. v
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:icondarcisdark:
DarcIsDark Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
This, but it only happens on desktop. Like the blue background.
imgur.com/a/3Euln
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thats the windows 7 one
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:icondarcisdark:
DarcIsDark Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Well they look like this in the actual Windows 7.
imgur.com/a/Ownym
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Try the updated theme. Added higher DPI support and other bug fixes.
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:icondarcisdark:
DarcIsDark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Thank you for fixing it!
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LOuroboros Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Are there any plans to make a version of the Squared Windows 7 Basic theme that allows custom colors?
Anyways, I like your port/recreation a lot, good job! :)
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
not currently
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Markokk888 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Hello, after i apply "AeroGlass_Settings.reg" everything works fine but i get high cpu usage when moving window's around the screen. How can i solve this issue ? can i tweak something ? is it possible to fix this ? because it's a bit laggy.
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
does your computer have enough memory to even run Aeroglass?
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:iconmarkokk888:
Markokk888 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2018
Yeah, plenty of memory. I fixed by updating graphic driver. Now works fine! :)

P.S. The theme looks almost perfect like original. How many hours of work did you put in to all this ? Did you modified existing 8.1 theme and added graphic elements from aero 7 one by one to the theme or somehow converted it and just tweaked to work with 8.1 or its a complete remake ?
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
most of the graphics are original. The window frames are custom made since windows 8 does not support the glossy overlay on the sides.
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:iconmarkokk888:
Markokk888 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Do you have port for 10 of this theme ?
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no, 10 constantly updates. Each one keeps breaking themes
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:iconchained-by-fate:
chained-by-fate Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017   Photographer
dpi support is in major need o.o
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
which dpi. This supports all dpi that windows 7 supported.
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chained-by-fate Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017   Photographer
forward and back buttons on explorer type windows do not sit in the theme properly at 125 and 150%

also the Important and Optional text in windows update appear as buttons instead of hyperlinks.
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nav button DPI 120 added. Try new version out!
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will look into the dpi, however the Optional text in windows update appear as buttons instead of hyperlinks is a thing that cannot be changed. Its forced that way in windows 8.
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:iconchained-by-fate:
chained-by-fate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018   Photographer
How is it forced that way when they don't appear as buttons with the stock theme?
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
show me a picture I may be thinking of another thing. ATM, i dont have 8.1 installed ony any machine to see what you are talking about.
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chained-by-fate Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2018   Photographer
cdn.discordapp.com/attachments…

on windows 7 sp1, the button is the same as 8.x stock, only this theme changes to the button.
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
After looking into the issue. It seems to be ONE causing the issue. Removing ONE and rebooting makes the issue go away. So it might have something due to the custom DLL files its injecting.
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SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that is something I cannot change. It might be because the way the custom theme is applied. I did not touch that section in the msstyle. I will look into it more but that might be something to do with an older msstyle being used on a newer up to date 8.1.
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WIN7TBAR Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your Deviations are great, but give a direct link instead of ad.fly link because you don't always get to the deviation download page.
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:iconfrdsrg:
frdsrg Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
why the back button explorer looks like that :( please fix it screenshoot : imgur.com/a/klY3P
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
not working on higher dpi settings yet.
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:iconfrdsrg:
frdsrg Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
im using normal dpi and 1600x900 resolution
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
make sure you are not using custom nav buttons in oldnewexplorer.
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:iconfrdsrg:
frdsrg Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
thanks dude fixed,i forgot to uncheck alternative style navbar oldnewexplorer
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:iconwin7tbar:
WIN7TBAR Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Can u make a Windows 10 version of this? :)
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ypemck Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
startisback is very buggy when i use all themes

i.hizliresim.com/1VQB3D.png
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are most likely on windows 8 and not 8.1. Make sure your system is up to date.
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MARIO2016 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
IT'S WIN8 7989 VS PORT FOR WIN8.1!
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:iconsimplexdesignsart:
SimplexDesignsART Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This theme is for windows 8.1
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