When it comes to customization, Windows 7 users have a number of options. One can install third-party themes (visual styles), icon packs, transformation packs, new logon screens, and third-party customization software. Among all these, installing a new visual style is the most popular one.
Users who are bored with the default Windows 7 visual style might like to install a new visual style. Hundreds of third-party visual styles are available for Windows. We have shared a number of good themes in the days gone by. This time, we have another awesome visual style to share with you. A deviantart member has created a good-looking visual style for Windows 7. The visual style is inspired from Windows 7 Aero as well as Windows 8 UI.
As you can see in the above picture, everything in this visual style is simply perfect. One can see a number of changes in the Start menu, taskbar thumbnail preview, progress bar, Start button, caption buttons and other parts of the visual style.
NOTE: We recommend you create a manual system restore point before installing third-party themes in Windows 7.
How to install the theme:
Step 1: If this is the first time you are installing a third-party visual style, you need to enable the third-party the themes support by using either Ux-Theme Multi-Patcher or UxStyle Core tool. Download UxStyle Core and run the tool to patch necessary files. Once done, reboot your system.
Step 2: Visit this page and download Simple 8 Theme zip file. Extract the zip file contents to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
Step 3: Right-click on desktop, select Personalization, and then select Simple 8 from the list to apply the theme. Good luck!
We recommend you check out our list of 25 best free tools to customize Windows 7 to know about the best utilities available to customize your Windows.