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#1 svnO.o

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 22:56

I thought it'd be a good idea to start building a list of existing visual styles for Windows 7 whether they are located here on these forums or sites like deviantart.com. At the moment it is hard to find some visual styles and some made for Windows 7 were designed for pre-RTM builds which no longer work correctly. So anyone wanting to contribute, just post a link/name of the visual style, any links to screen shots, whether it's a Windows 7 Basic VS (non-Aero) or an Aero-based VS, and if it's 32 bit/64 bit compatible (try using the format used in the list below if possible. I'll try updating this list frequently. Also, if anyone notices any errors in this list, let me know and I'll fix it.

Note: To use these custom themes (visual styles), you must patch your uxtheme.dll file. You can find a tool to do that here.

Note #2: Any themes listed as only 32 bit or 64 bit compatible means that certain modified files (such as explorer.exe, system dlls, etc..) only work in 32 or 64 bit. The styles themselves should work regardless (at least as far as I know, though some themes rely more heavily on these modified files more than others).

Note #3: This list has gotten too big so I am splitting the list into multiple posts. More themes and Aero basic themes are listed in an separate post linked below.

Click here for more visual styles + aero basic styles (page 2)

Aero-based Visual Styles for Windows 7 *updated 12/19/2009* (click on thumbnails to enlarge)

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Visual Style: 7 Stealth
Status: Work in progress
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Aero Diamond
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Aero Reloaded
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Alternative
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Posted Image
Visual Style: Black for Windows 7
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Blue for Windows 7
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Carbon Fusion
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 64 bit

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Visual Style: Clear Glass 7
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

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Visual Style: Clearscreen Sharp
Status: Beta
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Dynamic Black
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Eternity
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Funk VS
Status: Work in Progress
Compatibility: 32 bit

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Visual Style: Gaia09 VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: GRAY ICE VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Green Spirit VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Harmony 7 Blue Alpha
Status: Alpha
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: kura
Status: Work in progress
Compatibility: 64 bit

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Visual Style: Longhorn 7Air
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Lumens
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

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Visual Style: Luna port
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th02.devianta...by_MrGRiM01.jpg
Visual Style: Neon
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th08.devianta..._fediaFedia.png
Visual Style: NEXTlevel (Vista port)
Status: Work in progress
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th09.devianta...me_by_tonev.png
Visual Style: OnlyBlack
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th04.devianta...rgiogarcia9.jpg
Visual Style: Red Fusion
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 64 bit

http://th07.devianta...y_DjabyTown.png
Visual Style: Red Ice VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th09.devianta...by_jordanfc.png
Visual Style: Ribbon VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th09.devianta...C_by_alkhan.jpg
Visual Style: Ribbon VS (alt)
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th04.devianta..._molinarosp.jpg
Visual Style: Seven Aero Shine Blue
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th08.devianta..._sagorpirbd.png
Visual Style: Seven Breeze Port
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th03.devianta...C_by_alkhan.jpg
Visual Style: SiCo
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th07.devianta...7_by_bhast2.png
Visual Style: Simplicity Alpha v1
Status: WIP
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th08.devianta..._mini_slash.png
Visual Style: SlanXP 2
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th01.devianta...ero_by_Eoin.jpg
Visual Style: Slate Windows 7 Aero
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th08.devianta..._AP_GRAPHIK.jpg
Visual Style: Soft7 1.8
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th07.devianta...rheaoctober.png
Visual Style: Soliq7.1 VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th07.devianta...rheaoctober.png
Visual Style: Soliq VS MOD
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th01.devianta...y_DjabyTown.png
Visual Style: ThaImpact VS
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th00.devianta...7_by_alkhan.jpg
Visual Style: Verdesh SteelFlash
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th01.devianta...by_xxmlbbmm.png
Visual Style: Vista for Windows 7
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th00.devianta...y_zainadeel.jpg
Visual Style: Win7-Blend
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

http://th07.devianta...t_by_pegass.jpg
Visual Style: Windows7 Black Transparent
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th01.devianta...kus_Deviant.jpg
Visual Style: Woodstock Windows 7 Theme
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

http://th07.devianta...by_nullz0rz.png
Visual Style: Zune Theme
Status: Complete
Compatibility: 32 bit

Click here for more visual styles + aero basic styles (page 2)

Edited by Se7enVII, 20 December 2009 - 01:16.



#2 laq3

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 00:10

Thanks for this list.

#3 asim0

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:20

Cheers

#4 Boeing 787

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:20

Awesome List.

#5 lee31

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:30

Shame Aero Diamond don't work.

#6 Foub

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:36

Aren't these for Vista?

#7 +Anarkii

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:38

My question is, is that uxtheme.dll patch for Windows 7 final?

Great list by the way, will try some out once I know the Uxtheme.dll is good :)

#8 ilovetech

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:40

great list thanks!

#9 hardcracked

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:05

thanks for share :)

#10 PGHammer

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:34

Shame Aero Diamond don't work.



Did you patch *all* the required files? (32-bit requires patching two files, while 64-bit requires three files be patched)

I'm running Ka7ana Stealth without issues (7 RTM x64).

Just added Aero Diamond, too.

#11 PGHammer

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:42

My question is, is that uxtheme.dll patch for Windows 7 final?

Great list by the way, will try some out once I know the Uxtheme.dll is good :)



Yes; it works in Windows 7 RTM (running it in 7 x64 RTM right now). I've added Aero Diamond and Ka7ana Stealth to my Theme set.

#12 lee31

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 13:48

Did you patch *all* the required files? (32-bit requires patching two files, while 64-bit requires three files be patched)

I'm running Ka7ana Stealth without issues (7 RTM x64).

Just added Aero Diamond, too.

Yes I have.

I've tried getting to work a few times but each time exploer fails to load so I have to run system restore from the installation disc.

#13 Foub

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 13:44

In NEXTlevel the "Take Command" doesn't seem to work on files like explorer.exe. I right click on the file and there is no command listed, but if I rightclick on a different file it does appear.

#14 jonhapimp

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 16:31

nice thread

#15 dead.cell

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 16:44

Visual Style: NEXTlevel (Vista port)
Status: Work in progress
Compatibility: 32 bit
Screenshot(s): Screenshot


I like this one. Aside from the theme being generally decent, the start menu orb actually fits in place, as opposed to the Windows 7 default appearance.