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Windows 8 Themes

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows 7, Windows XP

    Windows 8 Themes


    Hi,

    Does any one know how to get a theme of win7 for win8.

    R

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  2. #2


    Yes, I just installed a Windows 7 theme with no problem. The MS site tells you that these themes will only work for certain editions of Win 7, but they appear to work fine on the Win 8 Preview edition.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows 7, Windows XP


    Is that the consumer preview

    R
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by rmcmullen View Post
    Is that the consumer preview

    R
    Yes, and the Win 7 aps all work fine on it, even though MS says that they are only for Win 7.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by rmcmullen View Post
    Hi,

    Does any one know how to get a theme of win7 for win8.

    R
    Are you referring to standard Windows 7 themes or unsigned Visual Styles 7 The former should install in the same way they did under Windows 7. For the latter, you'll need a patch. It's still early days, but there are already a few of these around. However, there aren't many Windows 8 specific themes available, as yet, and Windows 7 themes may or may not work.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rmcmullen View Post
    Hi,

    Does any one know how to get a theme of win7 for win8.

    R
    Are you referring to standard Windows 7 themes or unsigned Visual Styles 7 The former should install in the same way they did under Windows 7. For the latter, you'll need a patch. It's still early days, but there are already a few of these around. However, there aren't many Windows 8 specific themes available, as yet, and Windows 7 themes may or may not work.
    I've been looking for a patch. Where did you see them? I can't find any yet...
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  7. #7


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rmcmullen View Post
    Hi,

    Does any one know how to get a theme of win7 for win8.

    R
    Are you referring to standard Windows 7 themes or unsigned Visual Styles 7 The former should install in the same way they did under Windows 7. For the latter, you'll need a patch. It's still early days, but there are already a few of these around. However, there aren't many Windows 8 specific themes available, as yet, and Windows 7 themes may or may not work.
    I've been looking for a patch. Where did you see them? I can't find any yet...
    Here's one My WCP Theme Patch
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  8. #8


    Aha... France! It's always the last place you look!
    Thanks Calico.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows 7, Windows XP


    Is this to put win 7 theme to windows 8

    R
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  10. #10


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by rmcmullen View Post
    Is this to put win 7 theme to windows 8

    R
    The patch is for unsigned themes, but don't expect all of the Windows 7 unsigned themes to work correctly or even at all.
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