When it comes to customization, Windows 7 users have several options. One can install third-party themes (visual styles), icon packs, transformation packs, new login screens, and third-party customization software. Among all these, installing a unique visual style is the most popular one.
Users who are bored with the default Windows 7 visual style might like to install a new visual style. Hundreds of third-party visual styles are available for Windows. We have shared several good themes in the days gone by. This time, we have another excellent visual style to share with you. A DeviantArt member has created a beautiful visual style for Windows 7. The visual style is inspired from Windows 7 Aero as well as Windows 8 UI.
As you can see in the above picture, everything in this visual style is simply perfect. One can see several changes in the Start menu, taskbar thumbnail preview, progress bar, Start button, caption buttons, and other parts of the visual style.
NOTE: We recommend you create a manual system restore point before installing third-party themes in Windows 7.
How to install the theme:
Step 1: If this is the first time you are installing a third-party visual style, you need to enable the third the themes support by using either Ux-Theme Multi-Patcher or UxStyle Core tool. Download UxStyle Core and run the tool to patch necessary files. Once done, reboot your system.
Step 2: Visit this page and download the Simple 8 Theme zip file. Extract the zip file contents to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
Step 3: Right-click on desktop, select Personalization and then select Simple 8 from the list to apply the theme. Good luck!
We recommend you check out our list of 25 best free tools to customize Windows 7 to know about the best utilities available to customize your Windows.