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Windows 7: Project: Windows Seven Basic Themes: Virtual Aero

19 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
Project: Windows Seven Basic Themes: Virtual Aero

Reccently i have tryed to hack my PC like crazy to get the Aero Affects of Windows Seven, I have a intel 915 gfx and it dose not support WDDM (becuase intel is lazy..). I was not successful at hacking aero but on my attempts i was able to do some modding...

My Results:
  1. Windows Royal Theme - This made 7's basic theme look way better.
  2. Transparent Windows - Made all the windows tranparent... Without aero.
PROBLEM: Now... To make the Aero Style complete the "Preview Thumbnails" in the taskbar are needed. I have tryed many 3rd party programs but i was not successful... (You might have seen in my other post).

I was thinking of making a program like this with Visual Studios (.net 4) that could work on 7. But this has a problem... The Basic "Alternitve" to window previews (attached Picture). That needs to go... or some how be modifyed...

I have got 2 of this down. Dose anyone have and suggestions for the problem?

The Last Attachment is a screenshot of my desktop.

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19 Oct 2009   #2

7 x64/ Back-Track 4

If that theme "tricks" the computer into thinking its running aero thats great!! I may download it even though im running full Aero Graphics. I like the blue~ish look of that theme, and it may also take up less system resources than full aero. Does it? If yes, I'll *beta* test your themes ^^
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20 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

It is not "Tricking windows", but its actualy tricking the user. Its windows 7 Basic Theme, just looks like aero. And yes, it will save performence speed and stuff (faster then aero)

I did not "Make" the theme. Someone else did... "Untitledgame" on deviant art. And i did not make the transparency. The only thing i made was putting them together to create a nice look. But what i will make is a setup package or program that will install these together automaticly giving a "Aero" look of feel. I just have to make it and get it ready. Ill post it on this thread when its done

Mean While... Dose anyone have and ideas or suggestions to add to it?
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16 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

if i may ask how did you turn it to transparent. because if i could do that without getting that theme all would be good
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16 Aug 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

This thread is almost a year old, so I doubt that he's going to answer you..
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