How to Enable Windows Phone 7 Style User Interface In Windows 8 [Without Using Third-Party Software]

By now, you probably have seen some videos or at least some pictures of Windows Phone 7 UI. With default settings, Windows Phone 7 displays white text on a black background. The black and white color user interface is clean, minimal, and very easy on eyes.

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If you use are on Windows 8 and using your Windows 8 PC every day for 10 to 12 hours, then you might want to enable this Windows Phone 7 style black and white UI in Windows 8 as well to reduce eye strain.

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As we mentioned earlier, the black and white user interface is pretty simple and at first, you may not like it. But once you get used it, you will love the UI as it’s very clean and simple. Another advantage of this UI is that it’s very low on system resources as well.

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As you can see in the above picture, when you enable this UI in Windows 8, the Metro Control Panel looks exactly like Windows Phone 7 settings screen. And also, all applications will sport black and white UI. If you are a Windows Phone 7 user, you are going to love this new Windows 8 UI.

To get the Windows Phone 7 look-alike black and white color UI in Windows 8:

Method 1:

Step 1: Open Metro Control Panel. To do this, switch to Start screen and then click on Metro Control Panel tile.

Step 2: In the left pane of Metro Control Panel, click on Ease of Access.

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Step 3: Here, in the right-pane you will see several options. Turn on the option named High Contrast and wait for a few seconds to enable the beautiful black and white color Windows Phone 7 UI in Windows 8.

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NOTE: To revert to the default settings, navigate to Ease of Access in Metro Control Panel, and turn off High Contrast.

Method 2:

Step 1: Right-click on desktop and select Personalize option.

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Step 2: Here, click on the theme High Contrast Black to apply it. Within a few seconds your Windows 8 will transform into Windows Phone 7.

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