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Windows Classic (Windows 8) by xXiNightXx Windows Classic (Windows 8) by xXiNightXx
Welcome to the world of Windows Classic. This visual style is aimed at bringing back the classic style that many people used but with a twist. The titlebar Gradient can be colorized through the personalization window. This is an early beta, so expect bugs or things not skinned yet.

***Please note, Start8 is not supported. If you wish to have the startmenu skinned properly, please use Startisback***

Rev 2.0
-Fixed Caption Buttons
-Explorer Background now matching frames
-Skinned many controls
-Fixed Taskbar Context Menu Colors
-Support for OldNewExplorer  (Special Thanks to  (mrgrim01) for this feature)

Rev 1.1 6/6/13
-Skinned more of Start menu
-Right Click Skinned
-Progress Bars Skinned

Rev 1.0  5/20 13
-First Release

#####  WARNING!!! This theme is for Windows 8 only. If you run Windows 8.1, please wait until I get the 8.1 version fixed. #####
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:Windows\Resources\Themes
4. Apply the theme through the personalization window.

(Additional Software)
-Old New Explorer (Windows 7 Style)
To move the details pane to the bottom of explorer, Disable Ribbon UI & Add back Aero color behind navigation bar, Download this program (Make A system restore point first!):…
^------ Make sure you use these options listed below:
1. Use command bar instead of Ribbon
2. Hide Up (go to parent folder) button
3. Show Details pane on the bottom
4. Show Statusbar

-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. (Square Theme Supplied in extras folder for start is back)
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.

Windows Classic Vs for Windows 8 xXiNightXx 2013-2014 Deviantart
-All Rights Reserved
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infiniti36 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
thanx mate :) working fine!!
Ansus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Don't you think the fonts are too big?
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bulldows95 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  New member
Another feature request:

- App icon right click in task bar needs styling

Thanks man!
bulldows95 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  New member
Feature requests:

- Remove caption text background in dialogs
- Set `Replace the file in the destination` in the `Replace or Skip files` dialog to white so it's readable

xXiNightXx Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
the caption text bg is added in 8.1 and cannot be changed unless you blank out that text or use to remove that bg.
bulldows95 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  New member
Damn, we gotta figure a way around this. Is it possible to hide caption text for dialogs too? I noticed OldNewExplorer does this but only for Explorer windows.
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