TOP: Awesome Windows 8 Metro Theme for Windows 7

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Monday, October 10th, 2011 - Comments

If you are still looking for a really good Windows 8 theme for Windows 7 that even adds the Metro App to Windows 7, you can give this UX Theme a try.


Windows 8 UX Metro Theme for Windows 7

Windows 8 UX Theme Includes Themes, Wallpaper, Metro App Desktop, Features

The Windows 8 UX Pack comes with three themes, Windows Aero, Aero Lite and a Metro theme. The Windows 8 UX theme also installs a new logon screen wallpaper, a new desktop wallpaper and adds various Windows 8 features to Windows 7 including a taskbar start Orb, user tiles, the Metro Start UI and the Aero auto-color feature. As you might know, Windows 8 has a cool feature that changes the color of the Aero theme based on the color of your desktop wallpaper

We already have a few apps that add similar features, e.g. Aura Beta adds the Windows 8 auto-color feature to Windows 7, but it is nice to finally have a Windows 8 theme that combines multiple apps, features, themes and even the Windows 8 wallpapers

Windows 8 metro UX theme for Windows 7

The Windows 8 theme removes the round corners and adds a user tile to the desktop

Metro Desktop Theme

Even a skin for the hard drive status:

Hard disk drive Windows 8 Theme

Metro Desktop And Apps For Windows 7

If you want the fancy Metro desktop with all those cool Metro apps on Windows 7, you definitely need this theme. Take a look:
Windows 8 Metro Desktop and Apps for Windows 7

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Known Bugs And Limitation of The Theme (October 2011)

Although this theme works great on many systems it is now flawless. For example I Ran into the problem

expstart.exe – Failed to update BITMAP 6801: 24

After confirming this error message three times, the actual theme should be applied. It looks like the Bitmaps of the Start orbs were not updated, because if I remember correctly 6801 is one of the Start orb BMP’s.

Failed to update bitmap

The Windows 8 UX theme tries to establish a connection to via newgen.exe (%PROGRAMFILES%\UX Pack\Newgen\Newgen.exe) – however that is only a connection to Microsoft and the application is generally rated as safe.

Also, the Windows 8 UX theme does not seem to work properly on dual and triple monitor setups and moves the Metro Start bar to other monitors or does not respond.

All in all, I’d say that this is one of the best Windows 8 themes so far and gives Windows 7 an authentic Windows 8 look and adds many of the coolest features. Top!

Tip: You might also want to browse through our category of Windows 8 themes to find other themes that you can try to imitate the look and feel of Windows 8. And read this tutorial: Transform Windows 7 To Windows 8

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12 Responses to TOP: Awesome Windows 8 Metro Theme for Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Michaelet them to come back, or stay said:

    I love the Windows 8 Theme, but noticed that the “tiles” have only appeared one time. How do I get them back? Is there a way to make them the default and then click on Desktop when I want the desktop? Thanks for your help and I love the Windows 8 look as I also have a Windows Phone 7 with Mango and they really look great together!

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Michael said:

    How can I keep the “tiles”? They have only shown up once and then i click on Desktop and they’re gone. Thanks for your help!

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    asteriks said:

    How can I keep the “tiles”?

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sheetburo said:

    How to uninstall this if I want to get back my old windows 7?

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Thomas said:

    How can i turn this back if i want windows 7 back again?

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    facemediaseo said:

    To get back the “tiles” .. simple move your mouse pointer to the right most of your screen and click! Viola! Hope that helps.. you can try doing the same on the left side too.. :)

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    jacka said:

    i want the tiles back!

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Shane R said:

    does anyone know how to scroll once in the picture tile?

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    krish said:

    to get the tiles go to right side of the computer screen and click you will get the bar which leads to get the tiles!!!

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ashvin soni said:

    when i restart my pc then the tiles gone how get again in skin ???

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Josh Maning said:

    Ive installed it but I want to get rid of it. Any ideas how to get rid of it?

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ahmed985 said:

    U can get rid of it by removing it by the add or remove programmes in contrl pannel.

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