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Windows8 Basic by PeterRollar Windows8 Basic by PeterRollar
What you get is what you see. With this deviation you can make your Windows XP look like Windows8 with basic theme. It is as close as possible. Instructions how to use it in the download.

This basic theme matches better with Metro look, than the Aero theme. Only meaning.

If you like the look give it a try.:iconhappyfellaavatar:

Matching bootscreen here/[link]

Matching logonscreen here[link]

Matching music player here[link]

Preview of matching startscreen here[link]

:new:Featured on AskVG Learn how to use this stuff here[link]
Featured on Google+[link]

:new: Updated SBar skin and added invisible show desktop button similar to the original
Improved taskbar background

:new: Complete remake may 20th:
New Styler ribbon
New BorderSkin
New startbutton
New startmenu
New SBar skin
New taskbar
New charmsbar skin with original icons
Some changes of fonts/fonts sizes

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed.

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:iconericstrd:
ericstrd Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The blue color is really cool. Love this theme. =3
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx again.I like it too.:)
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:iconericstrd:
ericstrd Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome. =D
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KaelooGang Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOW THAT IS AMAZING!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your kind comment.:)
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NewInfinitePro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
looks like aero lite yet
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GuiiHz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Works on Windows 7?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Partially. You can use the charmsbar, the SBar skin and BorderSkin. The rest is XP only.
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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nice update. :thumbsup:
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Sagor.:) Do you see something wrong, or something that must be changed?
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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Looks fine. But later i will see more closer look how it is. :D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx in advance my friend.:handshake:
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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Drudger Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Great work Peter, thanks for updating. I was reading the comment below, I didn't know they changed the font for Win8?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Jim:)
I am not sure if they really changed the font. It is Segoe UI as in Win7 too. Can't believe they gave two fonts the same name.
I only changed the fonts of this deviation because i used Segoe WP in parts of the previous version. This was wrong and may have caused some probs, if not installed on the users computer.
Btw. how do you like my startscreen?[link]
Haven't released it because there is already enough of this stuff around DA.:)
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Drudger Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I think it's the same, I can't imagine them using the same name for different font either. And the start screen looks awesome Peter. I just hope they will put the traditional start menu back in the final release.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too.:handshake:
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Drudger Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
:handshake:
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:iconhw1hmz:
HW1HMZ Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I think you need to replace your Segoe UI font with the original Windows 8 version.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use any font you want, if it is installed on your computer. There's an option to change the fonts of all this stuff.
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:iconhw1hmz:
HW1HMZ Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I know that. But I think using the Win8 version of Segoe UI is the best way...
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, i add it in the next version.:)
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secretxax Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Where can I get that blue start button? :D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply install the included startmenu. The button is only visible while mouseover the left bottom corner of the taskbar like the original. Clicking on it opens a small startmenu.
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JSyLuc123 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Amazing.

I'd totally use this if I were still on Windows XP. :+fav:
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very nice comment.:D

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JSyLuc123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lol Your welcome. :)
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FractalBee Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Very cool! :D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankeee!!!
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:iconneoidea:
NEOidea Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:D
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jargonbust Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
thanks
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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SaMUnhigh Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
:squee: :iconspeechlessplz: :squee:
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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SaMUnhigh Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
:speachless:
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link6155 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Even though i don't use XP anymore, I'm sure those who do use XP will like this!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:D I hope so
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ukiyodistrict Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah! I do!!!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhappiehplz:
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M-Awesome Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great work! also, the taskbar buttons does not have a glossy look. just saying
keep that in mind for your next update

:D:D
Awesome work as usual!!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your kind words.:highfive:I will have a look on the taskbarbuttons, but not today. To much buttons done recently.:)
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M-Awesome Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok!
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Tangmeister Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How did you get the thumbnail previews?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The thumbnail previews are generated by SBar.
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Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Featured - [link]

I hope this tutorial will help people in easily applying all this awesome stuff. ;)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great.I'm feeling very honored. You made my day.:D
Have a nice weekend.:)
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Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
You are welcome. ;)
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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Good Work again! gonna try it. :)
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