Microsoft’s decision to drop Aero glass from Windows 8 was one of the reasons why many Windows 7 users chose not to upgrade to Windows 8. Over the last two years a number of themes and transformations have been released to make Windows 8/8.1 look like Windows 7 but most of them have failed to do so.
Windows 7 theme for Windows 8.1
Last weekend, while looking at the beautiful Ubuntu theme for Windows 8.1, I came across a recently released Windows 7 theme for Windows 8.1 and couldn’t stop myself from sharing this elegant theme here on IntoWindows.
To start with, this is the perfect and accurate Windows 7 released for Windows 8/8.1. The theme is the perfect theme to get Windows 7’s look in Windows 8.1.
As some of you might know, one can’t enable the Aero or Start menu (as shown in picture) by just installing a visual style. You need to install a third-party software called Aero Glass for Windows 8/8.1 and it’s not exactly free. And in order to get the Start menu, you need to download and install Classic Shell or one of the many free Start menu designed for Windows 8/8.1.
Installing this visual style is very easy if you know how to install a third-party theme in Windows 8/8.1. You first need to add support for third-party themes in Windows with the help of a tool called UXStyle. Then need to copy all the files included in the downloaded zip to the Themes folder.
If you’re on Windows 8.1 and missing Windows 7 Aero powered theme, this is the perfect theme. We advise you create a system restore point before installing third-party visual styles in Windows.
Image credit goes to the developer of the theme.
Download Windows 7 theme for Windows 8.1