New Windows 8 Themes: Another Shell Theme for Windows XPWritten by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 - Comments
Here is a new Aero Windows 8 theme for Windows XP. If you are still on Windows XP or you still have a machine with XP installed on it, give this Aero theme a try!
We previously showed you a nice Windows 8 XP Theme, but this one is a bit different.
You need to download some additional DLL files, such as the Msgina.dll file to get the entire Windows 8 look on XP, but it’s sure as hell worth it.
Joack from DeviantArt put a lot of work into this shell theme and I am already looking forward to his next update (I’m still running Windows XP 64-bit on my old laptop for traditional reasons
Download XP Theme
You can download the Windows 8 theme here. Again, it’s a theme for XP, not for Vista or Windows 7!
If you have problems installing the Windows 8 themes, please read our new tutorial: How to install Windows 8 themes
The author gave us the following installation instructions:
- First , unzip the compressed files to C:\windows\resources\themes
- In Theme Patcher Run the Patcher.exe of your SP ( look at proprerties ) AND RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, it’s imperative for have themes.
- Double click for run the Aero W8 x32 or Aero W8 x48.theme (Icons 32×32 or 48×48) and chose your color.
Let us know if you have problems or if you want us to publish your own theme (inspired by Windows 8) on this site.