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Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8,1 by kizo2703 Windows classic theme for Windows 8 RTM, 8,1 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 Technical Preview as well!
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XxLonely-WolfxX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Great job :)
yoshirique Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
where is the download wtf
KaleidonKep99 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TripingPC Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
thanks a lot, I see what you did there, but still I didn't think of applying it like that!  nice work!
jach147 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member
How to download
kizo2703 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Click on ''Download'' will do the job!
GideonFason Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
vladoff-m Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Thank you for giving me the third and final step to make Windows 8 look normal.
Step 1 : Disable the lock screen, so you go straight to log on screen at start up, (dead easy).
            Go to… for instructions.
Step 2 : (a) Skip the Metro screen, and go straight to Desktop at log on.
            (b) Get Start Button / Menu back on Desktop like it was in the good-ol-days.
            (c) Make Windows Explorer have that Classic-ish look and feel.
            (d) Ditto for Internet Explorer.
            Go to and download free Classic Shell, (easy).
Step 3 : Put kizo2073's Classic Theme on your PC and use it.
For some reason the people at Windows do something stupid at every new release, which
is like moving the furniture around in a blind mans house, "bloody painful".
Thanks again, and I hope these steps will help others to get the look and feel they remembered, back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Mrrobogavin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I like that you don't have to use a theme patcher.
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