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That's not the basic we are reffering to! Try the windows 98 or 2000 classic style.

Ah, That Classic theme. It's actually Well-Hidden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e77JpO8Uk8M

The video link above reveals the hidden Classic theme.

Also check out this Classic Theme Port http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Classic-Vs-372853688

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Sweet, I know Classic Shell supports both .bmp and .png but anyway I like it..where can we get the file?

They will be in a complete Windows XP Theme Suite for windows 8.1 Here is a full preview of whats done so far.

http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Royale-8-1-Preview-416795829

Good Job xXiNight, looks promising with the full start button now, anyway reminds me of one of my
favorite XP themes from years past called the "Royale Remixed" that was part of Windows Media Edition..http://postimg.org/image/jef7mx1e1/
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Sweet, I know Classic Shell supports both .bmp and .png but anyway I like it..where can we get the file?

They will be in a complete Windows XP Theme Suite for windows 8.1 Here is a full preview of whats done so far.

http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Royale-8-1-Preview-416795829

Good Job xXiNight, looks promising with the full start button now, anyway reminds me of one of my
favorite XP themes from years past called the "Royale Remixed" that was part of Windows Media Edition..http://postimg.org/image/jef7mx1e1/

Looks like the zune theme with just a blue button. :P

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+ "ZUNE EIGHT AERO THEME" For Windows 8/8.1 +



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*Tip on download: Uncheck the "Use our download manager..blah blah" then click on the grey "DOWNLOAD" button.


Zune_Eight.jpg


This is a 3n1 Visual style custom theme for Windows 8/8.1 with some of the old and new elements of the Xp Zune theme, Vista and Windows 7..


[Features]

- XP Zune amber color for the drive space capacity and Windows progress bars.

- Zune start button for either StartIsBack or ClassicShell users.

- Vista Desktop icons (Teal blue standup User Folder, This PC, Network and Aero recycle bin).

- Large RTM rounded style nav buttons with blue magnifier search glass and larger font size.

- Square caption buttons and corners for a cleaner look.

- Vista Style aero toolbar.

- Win7 notification sound and aero cursor schemes.

- Aurora Vista screen saver.

- Over 30 Hi-Def Wallpapers.

- Includes Bonus Pack of extra start buttons, screen savers, reg enhancements and more!


[Pre-Installation] (See read.txt install notes with installer)

- Create a system restore point first for any future "Get out of jail card" problems.

- Install UxStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher.

- Enable Aero and blur with "Aero Glass" by BigMuscle.

- Enable Details Pane with the "OldNewExplorer" 8.1 enhancement by Tihiy.


[Maunal Install]

- Copy the "ZuneEight" and "ZuneEight.theme" file to the "Theme" Folder - C:Windows\Resources\Themes

- Add the .bmp start buttons provided from the Bonus Pack to your StartIsBack or Classic Shell.

- Then just click on the "Zune Eight" theme from personalization to enable.


[Comments or Questions?]

- Feel free to use this open source style or any of it's resources for your personal use

- This Visual Style tested and working 100% on both Windows 8 and 8.1

- As always use at your one risk and Create a Restore Point before Installing!


Enjoy!

~DosProbie :yes:

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Links to proof then? They're have been people that have picked win8 apart here since beta and no-one found it.

Occasionally when I mess up with system DLL's or the shellstyle of a windows 8/8.1 theme, it will force windows to load classic style buttons/drawn textures. It is still in the system. Just not available in the theme selection.

See this is what prompted my original question. I figured the system would have to fall back to SOMETHING if objects could not be rendered. I was sure it had to be in there. A lot of naysayers commonly urge others to give up when something is too hard to find out about, you know, so that's why I'm stubborn.

Now just to find a way to make it the default desktop appearance.

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glowair_for_windows_8_by_supershadow124-

Imported a new Windows 7 theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. Although, I'm having a bit of a problem with the caption on the window frames.

http://katz93.deviantart.com/art/Glow-Air-Final-for-Windows-7-150685992

5yyBI.jpg here

5yyCm.jpg here

5yyF6.jpg and here.

How would I be able to get the Text Glow and the Text Color to match with this theme? I'm not sure why they are mixed up but they appeared this way when I imported the theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. If there's anyone out there that can help me locate where these are in the Windows Style Builder, that'll be greatfull.

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Imported a new Windows 7 theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. Although, I'm having a bit of a problem with the caption on the window frames.

http://katz93.deviantart.com/art/Glow-Air-Final-for-Windows-7-150685992

5yyBI.jpg here

5yyCm.jpg here

5yyF6.jpg and here.

How would I be able to get the Text Glow and the Text Color to match with this theme? I'm not sure why they are mixed up but they appeared this way when I imported the theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. If there's anyone out there that can help me locate where these are in the Windows Style Builder, that'll be greatfull.

Glow color should be in Fonts, Colors, & System Metrics > Colors (Globals) If that does not work, then go to: Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Details > Glows > Text

For the backup window titlebar text, go to: Explorer & Shell > Shell > AeroWizard > TitleBar

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glowair_for_windows_8_by_supershadow124-

Imported a new Windows 7 theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. Although, I'm having a bit of a problem with the caption on the window frames.

http://katz93.deviantart.com/art/Glow-Air-Final-for-Windows-7-150685992

5yyBI.jpg here

5yyCm.jpg here

5yyF6.jpg and here.

How would I be able to get the Text Glow and the Text Color to match with this theme? I'm not sure why they are mixed up but they appeared this way when I imported the theme into Windows 8 and 8.1. If there's anyone out there that can help me locate where these are in the Windows Style Builder, that'll be greatfull.

It's a nice theme but I hope these are just for your personal use unless you have got permission from the author to port it to Windows 8

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Sweet, I know Classic Shell supports both .bmp and .png but anyway I like it..where can we get the file?

They will be in a complete Windows XP Theme Suite for windows 8.1 Here is a full preview of whats done so far.

http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Royale-8-1-Preview-416795829

Good Job xXiNight, looks promising with the full start button now, anyway reminds me of one of my
favorite XP themes from years past called the "Royale Remixed" that was part of Windows Media Edition..http://postimg.org/image/jef7mx1e1/

Looks like the zune theme with just a blue button. :P\\

@xXiNight, its the Royale Remix which is a hybrid of the Royale Theme and Zune..So your half right..lol

Here is the screen shot of just the Zune on my XP machine below..DP
XP_Zune.png
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It's a nice theme but I hope these are just for your personal use unless you have got permission from the author to port it to Windows 8

Well, at the moment they are for personal use. I really wish I could have them downloadable. However, and I'm not using this as an excuse or anything, I've checked the submittion date of the original themes on DA. These themes have been out for a very long time Since around 2009 - 2010. I'll check their pages to see when the authors were last online and message them.

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Glow color should be in Fonts, Colors, & System Metrics > Colors (Globals) If that does not work, then go to: Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Details > Glows > Text

For the backup window titlebar text, go to: Explorer & Shell > Shell > AeroWizard > TitleBar

Thanks for the help.

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