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Old Windows 7 3rd Party Custom Themes Don't Work Windows 8

  1. #11

    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Jerry. Not sure where you get your information about themes and styles for window 8/8.1 but there really is no reason to create your own unless that is your thing when there are several hundred out there in the wild. If you want you can use Stardock's Windowblinds, or go to a site like Deviant Art where you will find a great deal of themes or styles along with wallpapers, icons, etc.
    The one good thing about any Windows OS is the ability to change the look and feel of the GUI. Just remember to use some of these styles you will need uxtheme patcher. Find the patcher here
    Lee I get my information from experience with theme making.

    There is no need to to use Universal Theme Patcher when you can use UxStyle for Windows 7/8/8.1 it does not alter the system files and runs as a service using minimal resources.

    As for Windowblinds it is very limited compared to creating your own thing with Windows Style Builder.

    Quote Originally Posted by own3mall View Post
    I think I will purchase VistaStyleBuilder. I've got to make these old themes work or die trying. lol

    Lee, do any of the themes for download at Windows XP 4 Life :: Make Windows 7 and Windows 8 Look Like Windows XP :: Make Linux Look Like XP work on your Windows 8? (meaning they look like the tiny screenshot 100%)?
    If you purchase Windows Style Builder and join their forum they have a beta version that works on Windows 7/8/8.1 with a lot of very knowledgeable and helpful people there.
    Basically you will be exporting images from the Windows 7 Luna or Royale .msstyles theme and then importing them back into a 8.1.msstyles.


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  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    You can always extract the Theme you want in Windows 7, go into the Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Themes folder and find the images, then copy them over into a Windows 8 machine, into a folder in the same spot, and make a new Theme.
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