Themes Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, Longhorn and Aero Glass for Windows 10
If you still like the good old Windows XP theme is Luna or Royale Blue/Zune or if you are one of those who like transparent themes Windows Vista or Windows 7 or if you lack the purity and minimalism of Windows 8/8.1, this topic will definitely please you.
Here I tried to collect, in my opinion, the most interesting third-party themes for Windows 10, which mimic the user interface of previous versions of the operating system.
They were all created by one author and all support both 32-bit and 64-bit edition of Windows 10. However to install them you first thing you will need to patch your system with UxStyle utility. Any difficulties with this you should not occur – just run the program, click Install and wait until the process is complete. You can then proceed to install themes.
Windows XP theme for Windows 10
If you’re a fan of the classic style Windows XP or just unhappy with the appearance of Windows 10, be sure to try the set of themes of the once most popular operating system, which also includes original Wallpaper of Windows XP.
In particular, the archive contains the following styles:
- Windows XP Luna
- Windows XP Silver
- Windows XP Olive Green
- Windows XP Royale Blue
- Windows XP Zune
To install, simply extract the folder «Windows XP» from the downloaded archive and copy it to C:WindowsResourcesThemes. To use any of these themes in the menu «Personalization».
Download themes Windows XP to Windows 10
You will find the download link in the right side section of the above pages.
Themes Windows Vista and 7 to Windows 10
The effect of transparency is one of the reasons why Vista and 7 look so attractive even now, many years after their debut. However, stepping on the path of simplifying the user interface Microsoft has decided to abandon the first Aero Glass in Windows 8 and then Windows 10 (although in fairness it should be noted that the latter effect is present in the start menu and notification center).
Unfortunately, to add Aero Glass in Windows 10, you can’t just installing a theme. To do this you need another tool, to which we shall return later. In the meantime, you can download visual styles that will allow you to transfer a part of Vista and/or 7 in new OS from Microsoft. To install, copy the folder «Vista» and/or «Aero 7» in C:WindowsResourcesThemes.
Download theme Windows Vista for Windows 10 (Aero and Basic)
Download themes Windows 7 for Windows 10 (Aero and Basic)
Theme Windows 8/8.1 for Windows 10
Visually the new and two previous versions of the operating system a lot in common. However, if the appearance of the group you like, and you want the 10-ka looked exactly the same, then try the following theme:
Download theme Windows 8/8.1 for Windows 10
To install copy the folder «Windows 8» from the archive to C:WindowsResourcesThemes.
Windows Longhorn themes for Windows 10
For those who forgot or don’t know, Longhorn is the code name for Windows Vista, when she was in the process of development and no Aero Glass did not exist. To download these topics and to delve into the distant past, click on the following link:
Download theme Windows Longhorn to Windows 10
To install copy the folder «Longhorn Revealed 10» in C:WindowsResourcesThemes.
How to enable Aero Glass transparency in Windows 8 or 10
Finally, as promised, back to transparency. If you want third-party themes Vista and 7 even more like the original, use a tool Aero Glass for Win8.1+. The tool consumes very little system resources and works very stable. Moreover, Aero Glass for Win8.1+ is fully integrated into a system component (DWM), which is responsible for transparency and other effects, and therefore provide transparency accompanied by a blur effect.
The program supports Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 all bit. You can download it here.