Activate Aero Lite Theme in Windows 8 RTM

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  1. Windows Fan

    Windows Fan MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Windows Fan, Sep 2, 2012
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  2. muiz

    muiz MDL Member

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    Doesnt look very aero to me.:confused:
     
  3. stelistcristi

    stelistcristi MDL Novice

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    I don't like that Aero. I prefer "Classic Aero". :D
     
  4. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    #4 moderate, Sep 12, 2012
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    Better is to copy original theme file (basic.theme) from MS (from W2012Server)

    Theme is called Windows Basic...

    Filename: basic.theme
    Location: C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes
    Code:
    ; Copyright © Microsoft Corp.
    
    [Theme]
    ; Windows Basic - IDS_THEME_DISPLAYNAME_BASIC
    DisplayName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\themeui.dll,-2014
    SetLogonBackground=0
    
    ; Computer - SHIDI_SERVER
    [CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-109
    
    ; UsersFiles - SHIDI_USERFILES
    [CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-123
    
    ; Network - SHIDI_MYNETWORK
    [CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-25
    
    ; Recycle Bin - SHIDI_RECYCLERFULL SHIDI_RECYCLER
    [CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
    Full=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-54
    Empty=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-55
    
    [Control Panel\Cursors]
    AppStarting=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_working.ani
    Arrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_arrow.cur
    Crosshair=
    Hand=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_link.cur
    Help=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_helpsel.cur
    IBeam=
    No=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_unavail.cur
    NWPen=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_pen.cur
    SizeAll=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_move.cur
    SizeNESW=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nesw.cur
    SizeNS=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ns.cur
    SizeNWSE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nwse.cur
    SizeWE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ew.cur
    UpArrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_up.cur
    Wait=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_busy.ani
    DefaultValue=Windows Aero
    DefaultValue.MUI=@main.cpl,-1020
    
    [Control Panel\Desktop]
    Wallpaper=%SystemRoot%\web\wallpaper\Windows\img0.jpg
    TileWallpaper=0
    WallpaperStyle=10
    Pattern=
    
    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles
    ColorStyle=NormalColor
    Size=NormalSize
    ColorizationColor=0XC055C9ED
    HighContrast=0
    
    [boot]
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=
    
    [MasterThemeSelector]
    MTSM=RJSPBS
    
    [Sounds]
    ; IDS_SCHEME_DEFAULT
    SchemeName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\mmres.dll,-800
    
     
  5. ESMJJ

    ESMJJ MDL Novice

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    Not Aero -_-
     
  6. mluppov

    mluppov MDL Novice

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    #6 mluppov, Nov 13, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
    Doesn't work on RTM at all. I mean what do you call Aero? For me it's a transparent window borders. And I don't see anything like that after described actions. So it's doesn't work or your imagination about Aero is far from reality.
     
  7. Windows Fan

    Windows Fan MDL Senior Member

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    ^^ it seems you did not read the article properly. please read it again. its not about getting aero glass. its about enabling aero lite theme in windows 8.