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Windows Vista Vs by xXiNightXx Windows Vista Vs by xXiNightXx
Windows Vista Style for Windows 8 Pro
100% Free!

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

Welcome to the world of Vista, fortunately its not the crappy experience you may have had with it. This Vs is aimed at bringing back some eye-candy that Microsoft removed from windows 8. Hope you enjoy the theme and if you come across any issues, please have a image of your issue and comment it below.
REV 1.0
-Major theme revamp. All Images have been redone.
-Round+Square Theme
-Aero Blur Support
-Vista Sound Scheme
-Vista Cursor
-Vista Wallpapers
How to install Theme; (Create a system restore point first!)

1. Windows 8 x64 users download [link] <---- 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 [link] 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!):[link]

-Start Menu-
To get the original start menu, download the free trial or purchase Startisback from here: [link]
-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: [link]

This tool makes it easier to manage and install Aero Blur [link]
You may only use these for personal use only. Ask before re-uploading/modifying my works.

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 Vista Vs xXiNightXx 2012-2013 DeviantartCreativex
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WindowsRigby2000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I Hate Windows Vista, But I Like the Theme.
small-dragon-china Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
The taskbar in the rounded one isn't perfect. the middle part hasn't changed and looks ugly
QuickNinjaCat Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  New member
Port for 8.1! The window buttons @ top left when maximized is crapped up! This will be me when ported for 8.1: Clap 
terranxp Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Can you make this theme for windows 8.1?
leomate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I also waiting vista theme for Windows 8.1 :)
PacManix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Any chance to get a rounded / Aero Glass 8 version?
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
soon. I use my aero 8.1 as its base. So I ave to work out bugs first in that before I use it for the vista theme. :p
jTechnology Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Whenever I hover my mouse over the program buttons (Those buttons on the taskbar) it has the regular blue combined with the color of the program. Please fix it!!!
xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
It is supposed to be like that. Windows 7/8/8.1 introduced progress bars on the taskbar buttons. I had to make the buttons semi transparent for those progress bars to be visible. 
jTechnology Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I know it's natural, but is there a way to show only blue? Or at least make an alternate version without blue.
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