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August 1, 2010
Shine 2.0 for Windows 7 by ~zainadeel
one of the commenters said: "absolutely fantastic, i've tried a LOT of themes and this is the only one i've stuck with; in my opinion this is easily the best Windows 7 theme on deviantART." ..and many other commenters have agreed on that.
Featured by OtisBee
Suggested by AndrewDBarker
zainadeel's avatar

Shine 2.0 for Windows 7

5000FAVs!!! Another milestone! :D :D :D thank u for all the watchers and commenters!

4000FAVS! :D

JUST CROSSED 3000FAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!



JUST CROSSED 2000FAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!! a first for me!


MY FIRST DD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

:D :D :D
i dont knw what to say :D
thank u so much AndrewDBarker [link] for suggesting it :D :D and thank u OtisBee [link] for featuring it ..

:D :D :D And i it just crossed 1000favs!!!!!!!!!!..
thats a first for me :D :D :D


Ive been working on this theme from about 2 months. I want to Specially thank some ppl from And dA. I hope i dont miss anyone. If i do i apologise. I wish to name all of you guys because it helped me in one way or the other.




In the preview:

StartORB by me
Icons by me
Wallpaper is in my favorites called Green Veins Wallpaper Pack by Ythor



1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"),

UAC must be turned off.
After patch, restart the computer to take effect.

2. Select the theme according to where you place your superbar.

3. Extract contents (Win7-Shine 2.0.theme & Win7-Shine 2.0 folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Win7-Shine 2.0.theme
Then restart to make sure everything works properly.

5. Take ownership of explorerframe.dll in System32 folder and copy the appropreiate explorerframe.dll replacing the original!. Make sure to make a backup of the original in case of instability. (i dont know how to take permission manually, but i search for a software on google)

6. Restart computer and you are done :)

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a-xir's avatar

I miss this theme like you wouldn't believe.

you have this theme to CustoPack tool ? please

EclipX's avatar

Love it. After years of Windows 10 i'm tired of the lack of customisation and Aero transparency. Just installed Windows 7 for this theme!

How download

how donwload this shit
it's so beautiful, thanks for work.
FreeWebber's avatar
Big thank you! It's my favourite theme for Win7! I love it so much!
Now, because of Win10, I become Linux user.
Would you, please port it to KDE?
Excelente tema para windows 7, lo uso desde que lo publicaste, y la primera vez que vengo a comentarlo, ya que pase a linux por años y recien me veo en la necesidad de usar windows nuevamente en la pc del trabajo, y lo acabo de instalar, el unico tema para windows que use toda mi vida
Charly11's avatar
Muy bueno lo volvi a bajar después que regrese al Windows 7
purpose87's avatar
dglsquaid's avatar
Hi, I'm using your theme from years, very great work.
Now with new Firefox releases (from 52.x.x) something is changed.
On Windows 7 (x86 and x64), inside Firefox, some button has a white label, and some button changes from black to white when you focus it with mouse.
I found a workaround in HIGHLIGHTTEXT:COLOR variable; changing this color to black the problem is solved, but highlighted text become black. Is there a solution ?
Thanks for sharing your great style.
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leottam's avatar
When I installed and applied the theme, everything changed as it was supposed to except for the windows explorer navigation bar. Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong?
mickmulvey's avatar
Impressive work..I'll surely use this theme..Super like it.
Samufugu's avatar
Any chance of a Windows 10 version? I desperately miss using this theme and I'm tempted to downgrade just to use it.
Oehr's avatar
Any chance you can fix the rounded corners issue when introducing some opacity to the transparency? In extreme cases, it becomes perfectly round. I need to introduce some color, as its very difficult to read window names on dark backgrounds:
solutionall's avatar
i am using this vs from more then a 2  years but still can't get enough, i tried many vs but none of them best as this one for me. i am looking for one change for this. i want start menu transparent as we see in right side, if possible can u make another version of this?
zainadeel's avatar
Very much unlikely. With the move to windows 10. Its hard to think about theming in the same way i used to do. But thank u so much for the Compliment. :)
SenseiFinn's avatar
i have installed its look very good ;)
Please update this for Windows 10. The new UI is hideous. This was always the first thing I put on my Windows 7 install.
SVaHaN's avatar
Subject to Vindovs 10 will be adapted? Do, please...
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