[20$ competition:] Make a tool to reveal "Pure NON-Aero Basic style" in W8-x

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  1. moderate

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    #1 moderate, Sep 22, 2014
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  2. LiteOS

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    Interesting observation, u think its will revive the start menu ?
    or might work with explorer7 for win8 ?
     
  3. moderate

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    #5 moderate, Sep 23, 2014
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    No, only taskbar (in the W8-1 with button). The Start Menu functions were removed from Explorer.exe.
    The Russian called probably "Tithy" (or something like that) on this forum with his "StartIsBack" has the most native solution for restoring those functions like they were before in W7. You can found the app in application section.

    The competition still continues...
     
  4. cuteee

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    You can find "AeroLite.MSStyles" in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero.
     
  5. moderate

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    Yep, but isn't about AeroLite at all, it is rather about "NoAero".

    The competition still continues...
     
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  8. KNARZ

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    it's all about DWM. - If you kill it you i can see fora second the "theme" you want. renaming dwm and restart will present you the theme you want but messes up the system (not really useable).
    this theme is (i guess) more for terminal sessions as i find some entry of dwm in an exclusion list.

    I also guess that there is some registry entry which might let you disable the default themen/managing. - unfortunatly in win8.1 there is no uxsms service anymore.

    Asking bigmuscle should guide you to an answer. ;)
     
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  9. RanCorX2

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    renaming dwm.exe results in a chunk of the right side of the screen being useless, it cuts off anything you make fullscreen.
     
  10. Ace2

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    #17 Ace2, Oct 10, 2014
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    Windows 8.1 What you will needed:

    Tools:
    Unlocker1.9.2.setup (Use to RENAME dwm.exe TO dwm.exeR)
    Take Ownership.reg (Use to take Ownership of dwm.exeR)
    Winaero Charms Bar Killer.exe (Load and set to run at startup)


    Replacement Twinui.dll 6.3.9600.16457 (Size 12.5MB): (Use to replace Twinui.dll in C:\Windows\System32)

    DOWNLOAD:
    dll-found.com/twinui.dll_download.html


    Shutdown.vbs: (On desktop)

    Code:
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    If WScript.Arguments.length = 0 Then
    Set ObjShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    ObjShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", """" & _
    WScript.ScriptFullName & """" &_
     " RunAsAdministrator", , "runas", 1
    Else
    
    Dim Fso
    Set Fso = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Fso.MoveFile "C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exeR", "C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe"
    
    Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.shell")
    objShell.SendKeys "%{F4}"
    End If
    NOTES:
    Use Shutdown.vbs to restart, shutdown, sign out.


    dwm.exeR.vbs: (In C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp)

    Code:
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    If WScript.Arguments.length = 0 Then
    Set ObjShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    ObjShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", """" & _
    WScript.ScriptFullName & """" &_
     " RunAsAdministrator", , "runas", 1
    Else
    
    Dim Fso
    Set Fso = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Fso.MoveFile "C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exe", "C:\Windows\System32\dwm.exeR"
    
    Dim oShell : Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    oShell.Run "taskkill /f /im dwm.exe", , True
    End If
    NOTES:
    dwm.exeR.vbs will rename dwm.exe to dwm.exeR and restart dwm.exe to load this theme.

    ONLINE PICS:
    s27.postimg.org/bpudmtvkj/Theme.jpg

    s28.postimg.org/xye0y89bh/Theme_with_Win_X_working.jpg

    Start Screen and Apps Screen will be BLACKED OUT when using this theme, SO don't use the Start Button.
    WinX will work with this theme.

    ;)
     
  11. MSMG

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    #18 MSMG, Oct 14, 2014
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    There's a unattended.xml command which you can try it out

    Code:
                <Themes>
                    <DefaultThemesOff>ture</DefaultThemesOff>
                </Themes>
    
     
  12. Ace2

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    #19 Ace2, Oct 14, 2014
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    This setting is deprecated in Windows® 8. In Windows 8, the classic Windows visual style is not available. This information is for reference only.

    technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff716273.aspx


    :(
     
  13. moderate

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    #20 moderate, Oct 14, 2014
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    Thanks everybody for participation, however nobody wins (because it is mission impossible without severely tampering the OS), so I have saved 20 bucks. ]:)

    There is however the interesting finding as the result:

    Even two non-aero themes are still hardcoded in W8-1-1 core:

    1. WVista non-Aero style.
    WV.jpg

    and even deeper below it: :))

    2. W2000 (non-Aero :) ) style.
    W2k.jpg

    You will get one or another depending, how deep you will cut into the OS.

    Thanks again.
    Case closed.