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Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8.1, 10 by kizo2703 Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8.1, 10 by kizo2703
For everyone who prefer classic Windows theme, this is the closest to the original theme.

Just move it to C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes folder and use it.

Of course, You can use this theme file on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
Applying the Classic theme will change the Start screen background and tile color to classic view as well.

NEW: theme is compatible with Windows 10 Technical Preview as well!
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  New Deviant
Excellent
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:icondevillnside:
devillnside Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is different & nice.. i like it
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:iconqibax:
qibax Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  New Deviant
thx
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:iconcyberpunk77:
CyberPunk77 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  New Deviant
Thank you man! you rule! I appreciate the effort! blessed! 
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x280286 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
thx
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:iconlolt1:
LolT1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
:)
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:iconewildner:
ewildner Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you!!! Great Theme!
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:iconbrokenmoonlightt:
BrokenMoonlightt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconwin7tbar:
WIN7TBAR Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, this theme works!! :D
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:iconblesko94:
blesko94 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
how download
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:iconakaits:
akaits Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2017
Where can I download it from?
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:iconytt78:
ytt78 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
thanks
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:iconkaizoremix:
kaizoremix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot, I did this for a e s t h e t i c.
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:iconsalem167:
salem167 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Thanks!!
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:iconcrisreyes17:
crisreyes17 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
thanks
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:iconcman1o1dalek:
cman1o1dalek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Where to download? 
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:iconhow2notdraw:
how2notdraw Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the classic theme. very much appreciated. thanks.
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:iconsemihbrtrk:
semihbrtrk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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:iconjonathancr:
JONATHANCR Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
brings no classic resource (retro skin, textures, icons) explorerframe, shell32.dll, still waiting for a full
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:iconjonathancr:
JONATHANCR Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
with this theme enhanced the performance, thanks hahahah
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:icononionboi:
OnionBoi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Does this come with the ions?
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:icondelta428:
Delta428 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Absolutely love it, nice work mate!
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:iconlyllithium:
Lyllithium Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you! 
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:icondoboedesign:
doboedesign Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
weeewwwww... I really love classic themes..I will surely download this..Can I have the download link please? thanks
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:icononionboi:
OnionBoi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Download link on the side of the page.
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:iconrustic-pineapple:
Rustic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
How do I download it? I dont see a link :/
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:iconkizo2703:
kizo2703 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
As i can see, click on "download" still works by me.
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:iconrustic-pineapple:
Rustic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
shit why is in the side bar this site makes no sence
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:icondudetech555:
dudetech555 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
looks like windows 95
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:iconlitium33:
litium33 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
I'm impaired vision, and your theme was a great help for me.
Thank you so much for your work!
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:iconfabitryl:
fabitryl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
with this theme can i get more process, ram, or something like that?
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:iconkaicalimatinus:
KaiCalimatinus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thanks for this. Just did the upgrade, a couple weeks left for the free one and was like... I want the clear blue skies of old. Howtogeek.com pointed me here.
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AlexMercerYT Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
download
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kizo2703 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2016
Click on "Download" button?

orig14.deviantart.net/7f87/f/2…

Optionally, right click on download and click on "Save as ...".
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Archany Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The main issue of this with me is the fact that the taskbar icons in the bottom right of the screen have a black box around them, if you have any info about that id appreciate it.
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:iconnautiler:
Nautiler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Mine has that too on windows 10, any way to fix it?
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:iconarchany:
Archany Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, you just kinda ignore em after a while
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:iconyaroze33:
Yaroze33 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Classic Wallpaper here: yaroze33.deviantart.com/art/Wi…
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Yaroze33 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
These themes work on Windows 10 only thing with some visual errors . winaero.com/blog/classic-theme… download pack classic 8 skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=…
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:icondkyrtata:
dkyrtata Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2016
My apologies. I only meant to be helpful, but I do understand your objection.
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:iconanscari:
anscari Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
thanks people!!!
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:iconblacksaibot:
blacksaibot Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU!
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:iconmagnatha:
magnatha Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
windows 95 =)
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Kamoodle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
After applying this classic theme, I notice it also affects the way websites look in my Firefox. It makes it more difficult or even impossible to view certain links, checkboxes, or words. Sorry for such a dumb question if the answer is right there, but is there a way for the theme to not change visual appearance of the internet pages?
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dkyrtata Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2016
Kamoodle,

Yes!

When you use this classic theme, you are using the old theme engine used by the High Contrast themes available from "Ease of Use." As such, Microsoft products (such as the IE and Edge browsers) will display a high contrast background. Firefox will inherit the same thing, but Chrome will not. As far as I know, Firefox is the only one that can be configured either way. Here's how:

   1) From the Firefox "Tools" menu, select "Options."

   2) From the Options screen (on the left margin) click on "Content."

   3) Click on the "Colors..." button on the right.

   4) From the window that pops up, uncheck, "Use System Colors." This will prevent Firefox from inheriting the system colors from the High Contrast theme engine.

   5) To be extra sure, select "Never"  from the pull down menu where it says "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above:"

   6) Restart Firefox.

Either one of these two changes should work. I have both set this way.

If that does not work for you, try experimenting with other settings. Let us know your results.

For additional tweaking of the classic theme and Windows 10, read my posts below.
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:iconkamoodle:
Kamoodle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I followed the instructions and it worked. The theme is now not affecting the way Firefox looks. Number 4 was actually unchecked beforehand but step 5 pulled it off. I also didn't need to restart FF - just refreshed the currently active pages. Now I can show off my new theme when I am going to present my final 3D Max project to my class next week. XD

Thanks for the help. :)
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