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Windows 8 Release Preview for Windows 7 by wango911 Windows 8 Release Preview for Windows 7 by wango911
BEFORE YOU USE, DOWNLOAD THE UXTHEME PATCHER HERE, IF YOU HAVEN'T: [link]

This is an improved Windows 8 RP theme pack for Windows 7. For you people that can't find a near perfection Windows 8 theme, well...YOU FOUND IT!

What this theme pack includes:

-The theme itself, polished to replicate the actual Windows 8 RP aero with standard customizable Window colors.
-Windows 8 C: Drive Icons (credits to ~azeez4u)
-Windows 8 Segoe UI Fonts
-Windows 8 ExplorerFrame (Navigation Arrows)
-Windows 8 Battery Meter and Wireless/LAN Icons
-Windows 8 Metro Cursors (credits to technoarea.in for the .inf script)
-Windows 8 Branding DLLs for Winver and it removes the logon branding since Windows 8 doesn't have one anyways
-Windows 8 Theme Overlay DLLs (Credits to ~leepat0302)
-Windows 8 Basic Theme (for our basic theme lovers)
-Top, Left, and Right Taskbar MSStyle files included for our alternative taskbar lovers

DLL EXTRAS REQUIRE WINDOWS 7 w/ SP1!!!
Get it here if you haven't: [link]


Changelog:

v1.7 (2/20/2013)
-Updated caption and window border width and height


v1.6.3 (7/30/2012)
-Fixed DWM Window Frame Bugs

v1.6.2 (7/25/2012)
-Minor Explorer Changes
-Replaced System Tray Button
-Minor Change to Taskband (now doesn't look fuzzy in dark theme colors)
-Fixed Left Aero Peek Frame Bug

v1.6.1 (7/22/2012)
-Updated Time and Date day selecting
-Updated Basic Help Glyph

v1.6 (7/21/2012)
-Updated Caption Button Margins and Button Height
-Updated Explorer Search Bar
-Updated Drag & Drop Image
-Updated Start Menu Shutdown Command Buttons
-Updated Taskbar Thumbnail Shadowing

v1.5.2 (7/18/2012)
-Minor Start Menu Fixes

v1.5.1 (7/16/2012)
-Added MSStyle File Fixes for Top, Left, and Right Taskbars

v1.5 (7/14/2012)
-Added Basic mode as a .theme file
-Updated Basic mode
-Changed Start Menu borders in Basic mode

v1.4.1 (7/9/2012)
-Reverted Latest update as it caused frame bugs in aero peek.

v1.4 (7/7/2012)
-Updated DWM Window frames

v1.3.1 (7/4/2012)
-Added Win8 Theme Overlays (Credits to ~leepat0302)

v1.3 (7/3/2012)
-Changed Windows Basic to Metro Basic

v1.2 (7/2/2012)
-Updated Window shadows
-Updated Hyperlink/Commandlink buttons
-Updated ListItem buttons

v1.1.3 (6/29/2012)
-Added modified Windows 7 and 8 Basebrd.dll files to change Winver branding

v1.1.2 (6/27/2012)
-Updated Inactive Window Frames

v1.1.1 (6/26/2012)
-Fixed TaskBandItem Bug

v1.1 (6/25/2012)
-Updated Scrollbar Arrows
-Included Win8 C Drive Icons (credits to ~azeez4u)
-Included Win8 Cursors
-Included Win8 ExplorerFrame DLLs
-Included Win8 Batmeter & Pnidui DLLs

v1.0 (6/24/2012)
-Initial Release

CREDITS:
:iconfediafedia: :iconjtc42: :iconthepanda-x: :iconleepat0302: :iconazeez4u:

This theme is open source since January 26, 2013. Personal modifications is okay. Please feel free to include this in your giant theme packs.
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:iconsylkrode:
SylkRode Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
could you just post the bmps for the explorerframes, plz?
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:iconchazpeloalt:
ChazpeloALT Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional Artist
You need to change azeez4u photo profile.
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:iconthevistas2004:
TheVistas2004 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I LOVE THIS THEME!!!!!! ;)
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:iconashitosha:
ashitosha Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry Im new to this, but Im not sure how to use this theme. I was wondering if you could explain.
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:iconabe1223:
abe1223 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQbH8i… Waring: Patching your windows system for 3rd party themes has about a 15% chance to cause system failure, i hope it for you :)
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:iconchazpeloalt:
ChazpeloALT Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional Artist
its 0% for system failure in 8.1 (My Wii-PC was not bricked when Updating to Windows 10. but system file are wrong)
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:iconabe1223:
abe1223 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*works
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:iconmoonebam552:
moonebam552 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Yeah excellent theme good job thanks a lot!
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:iconwalter-91:
WalTer-91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Excellent work!! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconwmjordan:
wmjordan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
This one is great! It has a Basic theme and is quite usable without Aero.
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:iconxkrazykoopax:
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Can you make one of these for windows 8? I keep searching but all I find is themes for windows 7. Plus I know you from MFSN Forums on that aero page :D
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It all ready exists: [link]
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:iconchazpeloalt:
ChazpeloALT Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2015  Professional Artist
The page i was looking for doesn't exist.
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:iconxkrazykoopax:
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks SO MUCH!!!
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:iconasinbluefox:
AsinBlueFox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome Job!
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:iconrobertobrandini:
RobertoBrandini Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Very nice theme. Good Job
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:iconbnuldun:
Bnuldun Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This was a nice theme. I used it for quite a long time, but my only gripe is that on the "Basic" version, it just looks like Windows 7 without Aero and there were no Start Orbs included. It's not the nice solid blue color of Windows 8. I'm actually using this theme now. It's so cool: [link] It's on :devart: so you don't have to worry about leaving the site to see it.
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This theme is not supposed to resemble the RTM theme. Basic was to match the flatness and square windows. I never included start orbs because Windows 8 doesn't even have a start button. I haven't made changes to this theme, nor am I going to. :S
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:iconbnuldun:
Bnuldun Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, it was fine because I ended up using the Aero version anyway and I found a Metro style start button and changed it anyway. But, I'm not using this theme anymore. It was fun while it lasted. Thanks for making it.
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SumitMandal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Nice Theme, Searching for it from a long time.
User tile is missing from start menu, is it ok? How to get it back? I kinda like it.
I was trying to create a theme with SHARP, Square(or Rectangle) corners, but could not get it. Can you share with me which Files to MODIFY? or How to make a Theme with SQUARE corners or edges?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the usertile was removed via style hack in Windows Style Builder, so is unlikely you can get it back once it's applied
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:iconsumitmandal:
SumitMandal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
USERPICTURE: BOOL property
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SumitMandal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thanks, and i tried changing the USERPICTURE:BOOL but the user tile is showing outside the menu.
Do you use Windows Style Builder for making 3rd Party theme? and what other softwares?
And how to make the window edges sharp or square?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only used WSB to make this theme. I haven't picked it up since I don't have Windows 7 at the moment to update or develop other themes. If you want, you can mess around with my theme, you have my full permission.

As for changing the frames, all I did was import (with some modifications to the properties) from Windows 8 RP's msstyles to the Windows 7 msstyles in these areas. Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames
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:iconsumitmandal:
SumitMandal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks a lot, :D, Got sharp corners, but there is still a bug, i'll fix it later, if i can or i have to ask your help. :)
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The bug with the corners is one of many Windows 7's limitations, there is not much we can do, but minimize the effect.
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:iconsumitmandal:
SumitMandal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Finally a BETA version of My Customized theme :D thanks wango911
Check out it at This link
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:iconsuperbosseurduweb:
SuperBosseurDuWeb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Very Beautiful !

( Beatles Fan ? )
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah I like beatles music, but not a big fan.
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:iconthehamin:
thehamin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Arrows in Windows Explorer don't change :c Is it something wrong with Uxstyle Core?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, the Explorer arrows are the ExplorerFrame.dll's included in the theme. You have to replace them manually in System32 and/or SysWOW64 to get them to work.
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:iconcosmicpoptart:
CosmicPoptart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Awesome theme! Love it!
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:iconfordgt:
FordGT Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellent! Thanks!
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:iconjatinderbir:
jatinderbir Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
thanks a lot
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:icontetehayate:
TeteHayate Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Almost a copy of Windows 8RP... Hahaha....
Thanks btw... Nice!!!
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:iconbroduders:
Broduders Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I don't know how to install this correctly. :( Do you have like a guide?
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:icondarieto:
Darieto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Theme is awesome btw,thanks ;)
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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:icondarieto:
Darieto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Can I make stronger window shadows somehow?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can, but for what purpose? The shadows are the original shadows from Windows 8 RP. I think it looks fine.
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:iconscreendsk:
ScreenDsk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Just amazing... JUST SIMPLE AMAZING!! AWESOME!
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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Dr-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok everything installed it seems but I don't get the square corners just the original rounded ones. I read someone else has this issue above. Is there a fix?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people have had problems, since Windows 7 sometimes has problems rendering the square frames. Send me a screenshot anyways.
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:icondr-bee:
Dr-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Installed the patch and then the theme. I'm just getting the basic look and not the aero???
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is two .theme files, one that is "Release Preview.theme", the other being "Release Preview_basic.theme". Did you apply the right one?
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:icondr-bee:
Dr-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes and it still is a white looking skin and not aero.
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:iconjoshrig:
joshrig Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
How do i install this theme on my computer?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you install the UXTHEME patcher? If not install that first, if so, your okay. You need to open the "THEME ITSELF" folder and drag the .theme files and the Win8RP folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\
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:iconlucas-azazer:
Lucas-Azazer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hello. I'm having a problem with the theme. I got everything to work, except the "Square-ness" of the theme. Any suggestions?
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