Windows 8 Theme for Windows 7

Spice up your computer with this Microsoft themed wallpaper pack

  • Category:

    Themes

  • Version:

    for Windows 7

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows 8

  • Also available for:

    Android

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.8 (966)

The Windows 8 theme provides the same look you know and love on systems that don't quite run the same way. This theme allows older systems, such as XP, Vista, and Windows 7, to adopt the look and feel of Windows 8 for aesthetic purposes. The theme does not transfer the same touch-screen controls over. On the bright side, it does add limited widget and application functionality, particularly to Windows 7 where the framework already exists.

This allows someone to transform their older system into a much more modern version, taking on all the usability of a new, updated OS – even if your hardware can't run it. Some of the applications included are Clock, Calendar, and Internet Explorer, plus some newer favorites such as Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, and Hotmail. No longer do you need to bookmark these pages; with just a click of a button, your browser will carry you to them.

The Windows 8 theme is updated over time as the OS itself is updated. As Windows 8 becomes more and more usable, so too will the theme. It's a great option for those who aren't familiar with Windows 8 but want to try it out, or someone who uses Windows 8 on another system but does not have it at home. This theme has all the best features, but none of the flaws.

Pros:

  • Automatic installation makes it easy for non-tech savvy users to get started.
  • A nearly identical Windows 8 clone!
  • Allows users to test out Windows 8 before investing.

Cons:

  • Does not include the popular ribbon interface in Internet Explorer.
  • There have been reports of problems with installation on certain systems, the cause of which his undetermined.

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