Download Windows 8 Metro UI Inspired Windows XP “Luna” Theme for Windows 7
We have shared many excellent themes for Windows 7 in past which can be found in our exclusive "Themes and Wallpapers" section. We have shared several Windows 8 Metro UI inspired themes as well as some classic Windows XP themes for Windows 7.
Today we are going to share a unique theme which is actually mix of 2 different themes. "Metro+Luna" theme is an awesome theme for Windows 7 created by "Giro54" @ DA which provides classic Windows XP Luna look-n-feel to Windows 7 along with a refreshing Metro feeling inspired from Windows 8.
The theme features same color schemes used by Windows XP Luna theme but the square corners and other UI elements provide Windows 8 style feeling. The combination of both Windows XP and Windows 8 looks perfect as shown in following screenshot:
The theme can be used in Windows 7 only. Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are supported. It can be used in Windows 7 systems with or without SP1.
Interested people can download the theme using following link:
After downloading the ZIP file, extract it and you'll get 2 folders:
- Visual Style
- Explorer Frames
STEP 1: Copy content of "Visual Style" folder to "%windir%\Resources\Themes\" folder (where %windir% means "Windows" directory present in system drive where Windows is installed. Most probably C: drive). Now you can apply the theme using Desktop Personalization window. But make sure you have patched your system to use custom 3rd party themes as mentioned in following article:
STEP 2: "Explorer Frames" folder contains files to replace default Back/forward buttons present in Windows Explorer with new Metro style buttons. To use them:
If you are using 64-bit Windows 7, you'll need to replace "ExplorerFrame.dll" file present in Windows\System32 and Windows\sysWOW64 folders with the new files present in "ExplorerFrames\.dlls\x64 (64-bit)" and "ExplorerFrames\.dlls\x86 (32-bit)" folders.
If you are using 32-bit Windows 7, you just need to replace "ExplorerFrame.dll" file present in Windows\System32 folder with the new file present in "ExplorerFrames\.dlls\x86 (32-bit)" folder.
Check out this link to learn more about replacing system files in Windows.
Feel free to share your feedback about this theme in your comment...
PS: If you want to enjoy this theme in Windows 8, check out following article:
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