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SteelFlash Final 100k by Steel89 SteelFlash Final 100k by Steel89
:bulletred: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Compatible
(Read the FAQ Area at the end of the description)

:bulletred: Important Notes, Read Carefully:

If you like it, please :+fav: it :)
You can support my works by donating me some money from here: [link]

Please read carefully the deviation description and the included Readme before ask for support about the visual style and it's own parts.
At the end of the description there is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Area.

:bulletred: About the Product
SteelFlash is a professional and elegant visual style for Windows Vista, with calm colors and style.
Is one of the most customizable visual style because of a revolutionary mode to modify the parts of the visual style.
Many thanks to the betatesters for this release: ~him7x and ~Nosf3r


:bulletred: Package also includes:

:bulletgreen: 2 Visual Styles: SteelFlash Final (2008) and SteelFlash 100k (2009)
:bulletgreen: Patchers to change many parts of the visual style.
:bulletgreen: SteelFlash CdArtDisplay CAD Skin
:bulletgreen: Windows Vista x86 (32bit) / x64 (64bit) compatible.
:bulletgreen: 2 Sidebar Styles
:bulletgreen: 3 Logon Screens
:bulletgreen: Different Taskbars Patchers
:bulletgreen: Taskbar Button Styles Patchers
:bulletgreen: Context Buttons Styles Patchers
:bulletgreen: Start Buttons Patchers
:bulletgreen: Windows Media Player GUI and taskbar styles (x86)
:bulletgreen: Additional required fonts.

For the detailed rar content description, please refear to the included Readme file, with tips for the folders and files.


:bulletred: Related Packages
:bulletgreen: Tex Wallpaper Pack 01 [link]
:bulletgreen: Alter Wallpaper Pack 02 [link]
:bulletgreen: Oobefldr.dll Patcher (Welcome Center) [link]
:bulletgreen: System Files dlls [link]
:bulletgreen: Extra Logons + PSD [link]
:bulletgreen: Extra Shellstyles - Animated/Static [link]
:bulletgreen: Updated Shell32.dll and Top Gameux.dll [link]
:bulletgreen: Growing Aurora Wallpaper Pack [link]
:bulletgreen: Additional Patchers [link]
:bulletgreen: Centered Big taskbar trick [link]

:bulletred: Related Packages from other Artists
:bulletgreen: Carbon Flash Icon Package by TheDarkenedPoet [link]
:bulletgreen: SteelFlash 2560x1024 Wallpaper1 by Dreamchasermusic [link]
:bulletgreen: SteelFlash 2560x1024 Wallpaper2 by Dreamchasermusic [link]
:bulletgreen: SteelFlash Logon1 by Dreamchasermusic [link]
:bulletgreen: Growing Aurora HD Video by Janosch500 [link]


:bulletred: Misc F.A.Q. [Important]

To download the file, click on the Download button on the top-left of the page.
To open the .rar archive, us a zip program like winRAR: [link]
The visual style is perfectly compatible with both versions of vista, x86 (32bit) and x64 (64bit) SP1 and SP2, but it is not been tested on the SP0.
If you have Windows Vista 64bit SP1 and want to use SteelFlash Final (2008 version) please download this package: [link]

Before use this visual style
- Make sure you have rightly patched your system with the uxtheme patches or vistaglazz.
- If you want to manually patch your system , follow this guide [link] and use these files You can find them here: [link]
- If you want to automatically patch your system, use vistaglazz: [link] (re-patch if you updated from SP1 to SP2)
- If you have Windows Vista SP2, you can also use this patch: [link]
I didn't tried it but thanks to ~cclloyd9785 for the submission.

To use a Patcher, place it where the visual style is located (C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\SteelFlash 100k\) and run it as administrator.

If you want to use the smaller taskbar instead of the original, follow these passages:
-Rename the "steelflash 100k.msstyles" to something like "steelflash 100k-copy.msstyles"
-Rename the "steelflash 100k normal button.msstyles" to "steelflash 100k.msstyles"
-Apply one of the .theme files on the \themes\ folder

To increase the size of the quick launch buttons, do that: ([link])
- Right click on a empty area of the taskbar.
- Click Lock the Taskbar to uncheck it.
- Right click on a empty area of the Quick Launch area between the dotted bars and the icons.
- Click View and click on either Small Icons or Large Icons to check the icon size you want.


:bulletred: Legal:
The modify or the redistribution of the included package, in part or whole, is Prohibited.
You can post a direct link to this page where you want, but you can't host the file because is property of the author.

2008 STEEL89.
Thanks so much to all my supporters and specially to ^mrrste for the Daily Deviation!
Thanks to all the supporters of this visual style and the beta version.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-09-03
SteelFlash Final by ~Steel89 Vista based skins are plentiful to come by but this one is an exception. Steel89 has obviously put a lot of work into this awesome pack containing many skins and managed to actually create a theme that looks like it could be a brand new and improved Vista ;-) ( Featured by mrrste )
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Amazing job!
DK33 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
still a great theme. brings back memory when i was in highschool and had this theme with win vista.
krlitox22 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
is compatible with windows 7 x86?
eyewasgr8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
there is no download button at top left of this page.
GSXSGREASE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Is this compatible with Win7 SP1?

Good skin btw :) Keep up the good work :)
Kidtendo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm really confused on how to install this. When I select it in the Windows Themes Personalization window, it looks like a Windows XP theme and not like this
GSXSGREASE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
How to use/install this skin

1. C:\Windows\Resources\Themes (copy .theme files and folders)
laisulla Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Good Done
uzumaki492 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
ugh somebody plz help me i want the theme but it sais download image
eliasuchihao Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   General Artist
thnx ... very good...
JonnyPC12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I used this theme before I made my own theme, it was the best theme I could find! Here's my theme: [link]
FdsKellido Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now this is the reason why i dont use windows 7 anymore. good job
IrvanQadri Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it but, I'm sorry, I not have some money.
DFoRd617 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how do i use the style patchers to change the start buttons and so on
Awny2000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
wheres the download button
T33NBOY Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
No download bttom
openmedia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Awesome ;)
e1sunz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Awesome thanks dude!!
just hope it doesn't consume much RAM
yanazar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
cool =)
8000860 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
This was my favourite theme when I was uisng Vista... Really great!
Sebassoccer10 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Theme!
MoElleven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cant i use it for win 7 :p i love it really
juanguaco Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011

Help! sorry i dont know how to use the theme, i have patched with vistaglazz and uxtheme and when i try to load theme none of the windows are transparent, it looks like a version of windows XP using Vista SP2 x86
moppee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I have a problem.. I can't get the Fonts working also my taskbar is all black :o any help please? :)
Angeluzzz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This has got to be the best time ever for Vista! I just love it *o*
gunstarfire Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i installed EVERYTHING 0_0
bbbbbccccc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thank you for sharing.I have just come back to use vista.
msk11 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
goood Work Dear :)
deniseshane Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
A-E-W Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Looks nice :)
masterofphantasy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
does this work with windows 7?
magicwinzer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I really want this theme, but i really dont have a clue about how to download and everything... can any one help me.....????
Ishfwilf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Will this work on basic?
aleaja Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This theme is so beautiful and it was exactly what I was looking for, as far as customization goes. All of your wallpapers are also amazing and go really well with this. Thanks so much! :heart:
Flagged as Spam
Steel89 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I really don't see the point of making spam on other pages..
makah21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is one of the nicest themes I have seen, and I like the button changes you can do.Well of course I am new to this and haven't to many more themes.Found this one and now I am hooked.Not one to mess to much with my OS. Worked great.
theillusion09 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best vista visual style for me ;)
PiousSeraph Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is a great theme. I'm a bit new to this, but it was relatively easy to configure. Such a fantastic finished product. Only wish I had Windows 7 for your latest work.
zagorianos1987 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
fovero to 8ema einai super
zagorianos1987 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
wraio 8emataki
Chocorroles Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
It stopped working with the last Windows patch :(
TheEspen1996 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
This is the best theme I have EVER seen. I love it!
This is a theme with soul:)
JesusCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
thank you so much for all of your hard work this theme is awesome especially with glass2k. i was just wondering if it is possible to change the background color of file windows from white to some other color. i also read in your description that this has not been tested with sp0 but that is what i am on and it works perfectly thanks again for the awesome theme
SadTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
your thing destroyed my pc i so want to kill you for thats
Steel89 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Ahahah, funny, If you don't know what are you talking about :)
balingoteton Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Wow!!!great theme!!!!sadly i'm on windows 7 now i can't use this theme...i tried your new cur7ed theme for winows 7 but i miss using this theme...can you pls. upload a win7 version of this theme?pls.... i really want it back.... :(
Ansum-Entrion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
ok. i know that this has been asked before and i'm sorry for asking again but i can't get the patchers to work. i don't know if i just have them saved in the wrong spot or what but I've been trying for a few hours to get them to work. i have the theme itself working but i can't get anything after that. If you could e-mail me with some help then it would be greatly appreciated! please help <=(
Ansum-Entrion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
E-mail is lol.
mjay229 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
best vista theme i've seen
good work
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