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Windows 7: Windows Classic Look Theme in Windows 10

01 Aug 2015   #1
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Windows Classic Look Theme in Windows 10

Hello,

Is the Windows Classic Look Theme (the theme introduced in Windows 95) included in Windows 10 release version?
If not, is there a way to integrate the theme and have it work properly?

I assume the Quick Launch bar is still available in Windows 10. Correct?

Thank you.


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01 Aug 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Yaron you might be better off mate asking in our ten forum see the top of this thread Ten Forum - just sign up as for here.

I have been trying it on a desktop as the reserved one on one of my laptops has gone gaga so may be coming off and 7 putting back in. I am still not convinced as to whether I like it as some of the easy features of 7 look to have been made harder to use ie Windows updates - you get no choice but to download them like it or not.
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01 Aug 2015   #3
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello ICIT2LOL,

Thanks for replying. I really appreciate it.

I've posted here.

Best regards.
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01 Aug 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, the classic theme option has been completely removed since Windows 8, as you can see from Wikipedia:

Quote:
The Windows Classic theme is removed. High-contrast themes (which previously used the Classic appearance) are modified to use visual styles
Since the Microsoft adoption of the "everything is a tablet" design pattern, the classic theme went away. Early versions of Win8 had it hidden and can be enabled with a hack, but its latest service pack ("win8.1") removed it too, apparently. Windows 10 has not reincorpored it either.

At most, as it was pointed in the thread from TenForums, in Win8+ you can use a theme styled with the classic colors, but it will be still an Aero theme, with all the graphical glitches and performance penalties of it. The real "classic theme" is missing.
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02 Aug 2015   #5
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello Alejandro85,

Thanks for the helpful reply. I appreciate it.

Best regards.
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02 Aug 2015   #6
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Ugh. One more reason for me to not want Windows 10.
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04 Aug 2015   #7
Dew Yodor

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yuck, and all the window colours are bright white with no blue bar at the top of window, what were they thinking .. ??
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05 Aug 2015   #8
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Please vote here.
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05 Aug 2015   #9
Dew Yodor

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Finally remove the white windows in Windows 10, by doing this:
Install Color Theme for Windows 10

Download the package containing the theme from here Themes.rar

Extract it to your desktop or temporary directory (if you do not have any program that can do it, downloaded 7zip, which is free)
Copy the folder Colored and file colored.theme
Copy them to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes (you may need admin privileges)

Double-click colored.theme and wait for the PC install the theme
Once installed, you can now choose your background image as usual and switch accent colors at will. Whatever your accent color is should be reflected in the title bars of certain apps like File Explorer and others. If you do not like the look or want to go back to the original Windows 10 version just choose any other theme e.g. Synced Theme.


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05 Aug 2015   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Use the forum upload feature whenever possible please,

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

That is well within the size limit.
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