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How to Enable Hidden “Aero Lite” Theme in Windows 8 RTM?

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    How to Enable Hidden “Aero Lite” Theme in Windows 8 RTM?


    "Aero Lite" theme was introduced in Windows 8 testing builds to replace "Windows Basic" theme present in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Aero Lite theme doesn't provide Aero glass and other eye candy effects such as reflection, blur, etc. Its a clean and simple theme created for low-end computers which don't have compatible hardware to support the main Aero theme of Windows 8.
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    Thanks, Bill.

    I just performed this. Very cool!
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    This is actually wrong, aero lite is used for high contrast themes, because it doesn't contain any images and therefore colors of system can be easly changed through it. It's not "basic" replacement. the basic is there still (win7 one) but even tho if hardware doesn't support it windows 8 uses software render for dwm
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    Cool stuff Bill Thanks.
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    Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit


    cool.. Worked perfectly. Loved that theme.. :-)
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