No matter which edition of Windows 8 operating system you are using, Aero glass transparency is not available in Windows 8. Along with many other cool features, Microsoft has also dropped Aero visual style from the latest iteration of Windows.
While there is a workaround available to enable Aero transparency in Windows 8, the end result is buggy and unstable. As of now, there is no concrete solution available to get back Aero transparency in Windows 8. Because of this, many Windows 8 users don’t like the default visual style included in Windows 8 and want to install third-party visual styles that look better even without Aero.
Long time Windows users and also users who have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 8 may like to install Windows XP Royal visual style in Windows 8 as well. A deviantart user has ported Windows XP Royal theme to Windows 8 and works great on Windows 8 RTM.
Interested Windows 8 users may visit the download page (link provided at the end of this article) to download required files. As you may know, you need to edit original system files to be able to install and apply third-party visual styles. We suggest you download and install UXStyle Core tool to automatically patch system files to enable third-party themes support. However, we recommend you create a manual system restore point before running the tool.
As you can see, the new visual style includes custom borders, new navigation buttons, taskbar, sliders, and scrollbars. More importantly, it includes an install script so that users can easily install the visual style.