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Windows8 Developer Preview Kit by PeterRollar Windows8 Developer Preview Kit by PeterRollar
Customize your OS to look like the most recent version of Windows8:)
What you get is what you see.

:new:Have a look at this wonderful tutorial by Vishal Gupta for the best way how to use this[link]

File contains: A Windows8 lookalike bootscreen (WindowsXP only. Sorry)
You need TuneUp Utilities to apply it. Free trial of TuneUp here[link]

A Windows8 lookalike logon (XP users only)

A Windows8 "startmenu" (Vistart). You need to download the Vistart.exe from[link] Download link included in the download. Lee-soft doesn't
allow the redistribution of their executables anymore. So there's no other way. Works with XP, Vista and Windows7.

A Styler skin which imitates the Ribbon UI of Windows8. Works on XP, Vista and Windows7 (Needs some patience and experience to use in Vista and Windows7).Styler software free available here[link]

A skin for Komalo's wonderful deviation BorderSkin(Glass borders) Works on Xp, Vista and 7.

A rightside shellstyle (XP only).

Windows8 Developer Preview wallpapers

Two different taskbar images for XP. Replace them using Reshacker.

A transparent overlay for the Windows8 version which can easily be added to any wallpaper you use.

A theme for SBar which gives you the squared preview like in Win8 and also the look of the systemtray.. Not really finished now. Will be updated soon. Works on XP, Vista and 7.SBar free available here[link] Don't download it from another place, because it is made for version 1.041.

T clock light which gives your taskbar clock the look of Windows8.

This is WIP. So stay tuned.:D

Screenshots taken from my XP SP3 system.

If you like this deviation, maybe you also like:
CD Art Display in Win8 style[link]
Systeminformation Win8[link]
Hovericons for XP[link]

Featured on AskVG webpage[link]

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!
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harisalemdar Feb 16, 2014  New member
how to download this? help pls :)
PeterRollar Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a green download arrow in the right upper corner of this page.:)
For xp? excellent! but why not for win 7?
PeterRollar Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was part of a transformation pack for XP, and it ate up nearly all my time. So no time for Win7. Meanwhile it is outdated.
M-Awesome Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can you give me the configuration for tclock lite? (like format and stuff maybe even better as a tutorial)

And can you give me the styler toolbar installer for vista? i am suspecting that our versions are different because you said it worked on vista...
PeterRollar Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Get all informations for tclock here[link]
The styler toolbar is version 1.401 and can be downloaded on Crystalxp.There's no Vista version. You have to run it in compatibility mode.
M-Awesome Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
but theres no option for compatibility mode in properties and when i go to control panel and run it as xp service pack 3 it still says xp only!
PeterRollar Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rightclick the installer, go to properties and select earlier windows mode.
M-Awesome Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
don't have the option. it is an msi file
EddieDeviant Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
FRIEND, I havent seen anything like this. this is beautiful. good work!!! :strong:
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