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Aero 8 (Windows 8) by xXiNightXx Aero 8 (Windows 8) by xXiNightXx
Aero 8 for Windows 8 only! *Do not use on 8.1* (Windows 8.1 version can be downloaded here:… )

Welcome to the world of Aero for windows 8! This theme has been redesigned to fit in with the style of windows 8 with squared off borders, buttons, and controls (Also Rounded). It works well with the Aero blur tool and startisback Start menu re-implementation. This theme includes all Windows 7 Themes; Architecture, Characters, Lanscapes, Nature, Scenes, & United states. (Includes Wallpapers, SoundSchemes, & Cursors).

-----------New Releases "Aero 8"---------------------------------

REV 4.0 9/18/2013
-Added Streakless Alternate versions

REV 3.1 8/16/13
-Fixed Recent locations button (Square Theme)

REV 3.0 5/12/13
-Improved Window Frames (Both Themes)
-IMproved Taskbar (Both Themes)
-Fixed Side Taskbar-Small Icons (Both Themes)
-Fixed Inactive Window Text Glow Color (Rounded Theme)
-Added Aero Glass Compatible Default Theme Files (In Extras Folder)

How to install Theme; (Create a system restore point first!)

1. Windows 8 x64 users download <---- If already Patched, skip steps 1/2.
2. Install Patch, dont reboot.
3. Copy the theme files to C:WindowsResourcesThemes
4. Apply the theme through the personalization window.

(Optional Stuff)

-Disable Ribbon UI-
Download… and disable the ribbon UI, do not log off, instead.. Just right click taskbar>Taskmanager> and restart explorer

-Bottom Details Pane- (Windows 7 Style)
To move the details pane to the bottom of explorer, Download this program (Make A system restore point first!)…

-Start Menu-
To get the original start menu, download the free trial or purchase Startisback from here:
-Supports opening Metro start and pin metro apps to start menu.

-Aero Blur- (Not responsible for damages to your system!) <----Required for rounded theme version
To add blur back into windows 8, please visit here:


You may only use these for personal use only. Ask before re-uploading/modifying my works. (you can modify for personal use only!)

Warning! Do not download from any other site or page except here, other may be trying to give you a virus! Always scan files before opening them.

Aero8 for windows 8 xXiNightXx 2012-2013 Deviantart
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MCSC13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member
I have a problem where I install the theme but it wont work but I install all other themes and they work, when I click on the aero 8 theme, all it does is change the background.
LonelyCubone54 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I love you for making this. Because of theme, and a start button, my windows 8 computer actually feels like a computer, not like a tablet
dlimcher Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Is there any High DPI support for the Windows 8 edition? 
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
sadly no because of the glow effects on the caption buttons. Windows 8.1 is a free update and the 8.1 version of the theme found here:…    Supports higher dpi.  Sorry.
Tseng17 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Love yuor work, made my experiences with work laptop which has a Win8 install, much much more better.
kholis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014

Is it possible to use rounded icon while using square theme? a.k.a Is it possible to use square border while using rounded theme?

Thank You.
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
sorry, I wont be making alternative themes.
3lectricSquid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I use the rounded theme and it worked beautifully and then I reset my computer and after reinstalling everything it doesn't work. The corners aren't transparent like they are supposed to be when i got the Aero Blue, it used to be perfect just enough so i didn't notice the corners all that much. Please help! Its slowly killing me inside!
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
you need to add the "RoundRectRadius" value back into your system. Open up regedit and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>DWM  Right click on DWM and add new DWORD 32bit and name it to "RoundRectRadius". Double click that value and click decimal. Type in "12" click ok. Restart your system or the DWM process in the taskmanager for changes to apply.
theblackestcrow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I'm confused, it says copy theme files in the instructions, where do I get theme files?
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