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Windows 7 Visual Styles

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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)

Ka7ana_Stealth_Alpha_X86_X64_by_KillaAaron.png

Visual Style: 7 Stealth

Status: Work in progress

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Aero_Diamond_for_Windows_7_x64_by_alkhan.jpg

Visual Style: Aero Diamond

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

AeroReloaded_for_Win7_by_ozzy8031.png

Visual Style: Aero Reloaded

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Alternative_for_Windows_7_RC_by_oliver182.jpg

Visual Style: Alternative

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Black_Shellstyle_for_Windows_7_by_Artur89SD.jpg

Visual Style: Black for Windows 7

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Blue_for_Windows_7_by_Artur89SD.jpg

Visual Style: Blue for Windows 7

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Carbon_Fusion_For_Windows_7_by_sergiogarcia9.png

Visual Style: Carbon Fusion

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 64 bit

Clear_Glass_7_for_Windows_7_by_sagorpirbd.png

Visual Style: Clear Glass 7

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Clearscreen_Sharp_for_Windows7_by_K_Johnson.png

Visual Style: Clearscreen Sharp

Status: Beta

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Dynamic_Black_____by_DjabyTown.jpg

Visual Style: Dynamic Black

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Eternity_for_Windows_7_by_EyesOfARaven.png

Visual Style: Eternity

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Funk_VS_for_7_by_Nittiyh.png

Visual Style: Funk VS

Status: Work in Progress

Compatibility: 32 bit

Gaia09_VS_for_Seven_2_by_jg_visuals.png

Visual Style: Gaia09 VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

___GRAY_ICE_VS___7_Version____by_DjabyTown.png

Visual Style: GRAY ICE VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

___Green_Spirit_VS____by_DjabyTown.jpg

Visual Style: Green Spirit VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Harmony_7_Blue_Alpha_by_KillaAaron.png

Visual Style: Harmony 7 Blue Alpha

Status: Alpha

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

kura_for_windows_7_by_flat_coke.png

Visual Style: kura

Status: Work in progress

Compatibility: 64 bit

Longhorn_7Air_by_giannisgx89.jpg

Visual Style: Longhorn 7Air

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Lumens_for_Windows_7_by_alkhan.jpg

Visual Style: Lumens

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Luna_port_to_Windows_7__Aero__by_Satukoro.png

Visual Style: Luna port

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Neon_Windows_7_Theme_by_MrGRiM01.jpg

Visual Style: Neon

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

NEXTlevel_port_for_Win7_by_fediaFedia.png

Visual Style: NEXTlevel (Vista port)

Status: Work in progress

Compatibility: 32 bit

OnlyBlack_Windows_7_RC_theme_by_tonev.png

Visual Style: OnlyBlack

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Red_Fusion_for_Windows_7_by_sergiogarcia9.jpg

Visual Style: Red Fusion

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 64 bit

___RED_ICE_VS___7_Version____by_DjabyTown.png

Visual Style: Red Ice VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Ribbon_VS_for_win_7_by_jordanfc.png

Visual Style: Ribbon VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Ribbon_for_Window_7_RC_by_alkhan.jpg

Visual Style: Ribbon VS (alt)

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Seven_Aero_Shine_Blue_For_7RC_by_molinarosp.jpg

Visual Style: Seven Aero Shine Blue

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Seven_Breeze_Port_for_Windows7_by_sagorpirbd.png

Visual Style: Seven Breeze Port

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

SiCo_for_Windows_7_RC_by_alkhan.jpg

Visual Style: SiCo

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Simplicity_Alphav1_Win7_by_bhast2.png

Visual Style: Simplicity Alpha v1

Status: WIP

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

SlanXP_2_0_For_7_by_mini_slash.png

Visual Style: SlanXP 2

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Slate_Windows_7_Aero_by_Eoin.jpg

Visual Style: Slate Windows 7 Aero

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Soft7_1_8_for_Windows_7_by_AP_GRAPHIK.jpg

Visual Style: Soft7 1.8

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Soliq7_1_VS_for_WIN7_RTM_by_rheaoctober.png

Visual Style: Soliq7.1 VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Soliq_VS_MOD_for_Windows_7_by_rheaoctober.png

Visual Style: Soliq VS MOD

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

___ThaImpact_VS___7_Version____by_DjabyTown.png

Visual Style: ThaImpact VS

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Verdesh_SteelFlash_RTM_Win7_by_alkhan.jpg

Visual Style: Verdesh SteelFlash

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Vista_For_Windows7_by_xxmlbbmm.png

Visual Style: Vista for Windows 7

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Win7_Blend_for_Windows_7_v1_8_by_zainadeel.jpg

Visual Style: Win7-Blend

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 / 64 bit

Windows7_Black_Transparent_by_pegass.jpg

Visual Style: Windows7 Black Transparent

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

Woodstock_Windows_7_Theme_by_Markus_Deviant.jpg

Visual Style: Woodstock Windows 7 Theme

Status: Complete

Compatibility: 32 bit

windows_7_zune_theme_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

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Thanks for this list.

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Cheers

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Awesome List.

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Shame Aero Diamond don't work.

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Aren't these for Vista?

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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 :)

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great list thanks!

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thanks for share :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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nice thread

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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.

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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.

I had the same issue myself with the Aero Diamond theme. Other people don't seem to have the problem which is why I decided to keep it on the list. Though it seems to happen when messing with the color personalization options (and after messing with those options you can't access them again, some weird error will occur). I also had to do a system restore to just before I patched my uxtheme.dll file. So you're not the only person with this problem xD

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since this post is about visuals, does anyone know which file I need to edit to chnage look of the bar that is in the image.

I cannot find the image for that anywhere.

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looks nice

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since this post is about visuals, does anyone know which file I need to edit to chnage look of the bar that is in the image.

I cannot find the image for that anywhere.

You could try asking the author of this visual style - he managed to change it in his.

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OMG these are awesome many thanks for the list I have added this to my list.

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This list has screenshots:

26 Awesome Windows 7 Themes

good find

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Updated the list with thumbnail previews. Will see if I can find some more.

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Does anyone know what visual style has been used in below screenshot?

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Does anyone know what visual style has been used in below screenshot?

That's an updated/modified version of alkhan's theme called Lumens. He hasn't released it yet. He submitted a preview of it here just 3 days ago.

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