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September 15, 2011
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Windows 8 VS for Win7 by fediaFedia Windows 8 VS for Win7 by fediaFedia
If you want a more realistic version, try this:

Beta 4
Added no-userpic version by request
Fixed a lot of minor community reported bugs.
Added a NoRedCloseButton version for ~revengexx14

Special thanks to a computer expert in psychological perfection, Francisco for pointing out improvements

Beta 3

I changed some more elements for the style to feel more modern and metroish. Some stuff, however, was improvised, so let me know if you really dislike anything there and I'll fix it real quick. :)

Notice: Giblet reports that a recent windows update may have restored uxtheme, which will make any custom themes stop working. Just simply re-patch uxtheme again.

Beta 2

Tiny adjustments:

- Fixed capition buttons on light background
- Squared taskbar previews
- Revised explorer commandbar background
- Capition font size increased slightly
- Added MetroSquared start button pack

I'm planning on making this the official VS to be included in Omnimo 5 in the future

-- revision 1

Also removed glow from titlebar buttons and made some slight adjustments
Startmenu is no longer rounded
Glitch in the frames is almost invisible now (though still here)

Okay since nobody is doing a VS yet, I decided to make a quick one for those can't test windows 8.

The style itself is VERY VERY simple, and nothing much has been changed. The only difference is how the frames look.
I included the original aero.msstyles from Windows 8 if anyone wants to take a look at it. The theme for 7 includes the wallpaper from 8 also.

The start button on the screenshot is my custom metro one. You can download the original start button from 8 here:

If you're not a fan of the new Windows 8 start button, try Metro Squared start buttons:

Comments are welcome!
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discountabortions Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Interface Designer
I love this theme. This is what Microsoft should have done for Windows 8.
hepatox Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
nice theme, simple and effective, a good hybrid betwen 7 and 8
the-sax-man Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Very nice theme. It's like a more modern, polished version of the Windows 7 theme, sort of a compromise between 7 and 8.
nickypartinwindows8 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
make the windows 8 consumer preview theme for windows 8 and 8.1 please.
thechampishere03 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zyad48 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
how do i install this? when i put it in the themes folder and click the file you said to click to apply it, it just brings up windows 7 default(without aero enabled), and yes i put both the folder and the .theme file into the themes folder, and i've also already patched my pc and rebooted, so how can i get this to work?
aldidd Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
how can i download windows 8 VS for 7?
arbitartytwist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
arbitartytwist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Sorry am a bit new at this, but how do i change the color of the taskbar.

I copied the theme to the resources\Themes directory and chose the Aero 8 theme under personalize. I presume i don't need to do anything else ? Don't see much of a change lol.

Would appreciate the help.
arbitartytwist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I am a bit new to this, and i have applied the theme. Wondering how do i make the color darker. I would like to match the color from Windows 8 8102 orb V2.

Also i just copied the files to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. I think thats all i need to do.

Would appreciate the help.
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