Windows 8 Themes

Anime themes We have a prepared a little package for all first-timers here who would like a few Windows 8 themes for their desktop.

Already using Windows 8.1?. All themes that you find on our site will work properly on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, therefore we recommend that you start browsing our site. Start here: extensive categories of desktop themes

Shell Themes – Download Links (Difficult Installation

Many have created some really amazing themes when they first heard that Microsoft is working on Windows 8. The following Windows 8 themes are so called custom visual styles for older Windows operating systems (including XP)

DeskThemepacks: Easy Installation (Double-Click

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New Custom Windows 8 Themes! (for Windows 7) 

We have added more Windows 8 themes. The following theme is a dark shell theme inspired by Windows 8:

Dark Windows 8 Themes

And a new Windows 8 transformation pack for Windows 7:
Windows 8 Transformation Pack

Here’s is a new theme for Windows 7 that adds a lot of Windows 8 features, including the Metro desktop, user tiles, Aero auto-color and many more

UX Skin Pack

Windows 8 Themepack Themes For Windows 7

April Update: Some new Windows 8 themes have been added. A new themepack with the latest Windows 8 M3 wallpapers can be downloaded here:

New Windows 8 Themepack Themes

December Update: We have added a themepack for all Windows 7 users that includes various Windows 8 wallpapers. You can download this theme here:

Windows 8 Theme for Windows 7

Windows 8 Shell Themes (for Windows 7)

Windows 8 Theme for Windows 7

This theme modifies the progress bar, the start panel, the explorer shell, the start orb, the login screen and much more.

Windows 8 Transformation Themes (for Vista)

Windows 8 Transformation Pack

A Windows Vista theme that modifies your shell, logon backgrounds, desktop wallpapers, system tray icons and more. Mufflerexoz put a lot of work into this “Pro” theme. If Windows 8 will look similar to this we already have a winner ;)

Seriously, Microsoft should definitely hire some of the many dedicated theme designers to help improve the GUI (You probably heard the news that many parts of Windows 7 were inspired by MAC OS X). Muffler also created many other themes for XP, Vista and Windows 7. Hopefully, we will see some similar Windows 8 themes soon.

Ultimate Windows 8 Theme (for Vista)

Windows 8 Theme

A very simple transparent theme that modifies the Start orb and the build numbers. The creator is also probably using ObjectDock to add a MAC-like dock.

Windows 8 Superbar Themes

Windows 8 Theme Superbar Vista

If you want to get a Windows-7-like taskbar in Windows Vista you’ll definitely need the “Superbar”. This theme inspired by Windows 8 makes use of the Superbar.

Windows 8 ViGlance Theme (for Vista)

Another theme by muffler that is using the Windows 7 Superbar. It also modifies the start orb.

Windows 8 Themes (for XP)

So far there are not a lot of themes for Windows XP, but we will be on the lookout for more.

Windows 8 Theme for XP

A Windows 8 theme for XP that simply rocks. Of course Windows 8 won’t be out for a couple years, but Studio48 has been inspired by the amazing Windows 8 news and concepts.

WindowBlinds Theme (Windows 7/Vista)

Another great desktop theme has been created by caezar, but for this one you need WindowBlinds:
Windows 8 Theme for XP


We have added the themes ZIP file to our mirror. Download it below.

Download Windows 8 Themes

If you have created any Windows 8 themes, please post a link below so we can include them here. So far, this is the most complete list of Windows 8 themes.

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63 Responses to Windows 8 Themes

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Amit said:

    how can i download these files.?

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Feroz Khan said:

    I am unable to change w8 theme in w7. Is any one who tell me that how enable this?
    if….! me
    he will be me and M.Soft’s best friend.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Did you read our tutorial that explains how to install themes in Windows 7? You can find it here:

    I hope that helps!

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ryan_hadi10 said:

    how can i download this file?

    my o/s is xp sp 3..

    how can i used it?

    thx yoo….

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Daniel said:

    Anyway, is this windows 8? I’m not sure…
    But I like it, you know…

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    HeIdIsQiL said:

    well… i just want the theme black it looks so good

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    harish agrawal said:

    how download windows 8 theme for xp-2

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ryan said:

    I can see link for windows 8 theme for xp??

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Soham said:

    look there is a black download button, which download link file format is torrent. Which software supports it? I think it is half downloaded by site owner…. or somebody else.

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Marcus said:

    Now wait a minute….a torrent download is just going to take me YEARS to get on my laptop. Isn’t there a direct download source like mediafire or hotfile or something?

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Will be uploaded later! Cheers

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  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    catalin said:

    Error loading theme :(

    the could not load because one of the needed files could not be found….

    I tried to donlad the theme from some websites and I give that error from all

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    benard said:

    wow! that is fantastic. but ive tried to download the windows 8 themes and it is giving me problems. i can not download. thanx

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Vladata said:

    I tried several times step by step as in the tutorial but every time the same error with the explorer.exe file(Class not registered )or Make sure that ExplorerFrame.dll is a valid DLL. I used this explorer.exe which is included in the theme archive and i’m using w7 7600 x64
    Help please

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Anonymous said:

    Why is it in an torrent?
    Use an standard RAR File to download instead.

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    mazhar said:

    hi guys i wanna know that all these themes can b used for win xp
    if u know any free themes for xp plz mail me at

    i will thankful

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ronit said:

    it looks like Linux mandriva !! btw thank u !

  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sajan said:

    how download windows 8 theme for windows 7
    can u help me pls…..

  20. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    tony said:

    ilove this themes thanks

  21. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @mazhar the Windows 8 themes are for Windows 7 mainly. A Windows 8 theme for XP will be added.

  22. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Micomane said:

    Interesting, but not really like the actual Build of Windows Intent. Something to Know to understand: The New Windows is not called Windows 8, it is called “Windows Intent”. Microsoft is focousing on the new file system, which will replace the old NTFS. It is called IDP. Caus of a New workframe, it is Not anymore an Windows NT OS. It is version 1.0 of IFT, an very fast thing^^

  23. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    joshyy2010 said:

    if u want to download u need utorrent/vuze/bitzipper and u need winrar

  24. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jerry Lynx said:

    Windows 8 Ultimate Winver Theme

  25. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    lambang said:

    hi guys i wanna know that all these themes can b used for win 7
    if u know any free themes for 7 plz mail me at

  26. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    all of the windows 8 themes can be used on Windows 7, expect those themes that are labeled as XP themes or vista themes..

  27. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Little update, added a Windows 8 themepack for all Windows 7 users. You can upload any of your themes to our site and get some nice rewards.

  28. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ammad said:

    how am i download windows 8 themes?

  29. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Deekshit said:

    kindly help me in using theme since its showing error which says this:
    The theme cannot be located because one of the needed could not be found.This can happen with themes not installed or authorized correctly.You should verify that wallpaper,screen saver,icons,sounds and other files are in the correct location.any help appreciated

  30. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Deek, I don’t know what your problem is (need to look into it first. Are you on Windows 7 Starter?

    We will be adding some new Windows 8 themes shortly, maybe you have more luck then. Check back in a few. Thanks.

  31. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tony said:

    Is there anyway I can change it back to windows 7? I opened the applications and cant change it back

  32. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tony said:

    I’m on the windows 7 starter

  33. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rahul said:

    Windows 8 is a very goood operating system

  34. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ankur said:

    These themes r download by utorrent download it

  35. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    adrain said:

    hey guys how can i download window 8/7 thank you.

  36. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Tony – you need to restore the original system files of Windows 7, you can do that by using sfc.exe. If you are on Windows 7 starter you will most likely not be able to install any Windows 8 themes.

    @adrain Windows 8 is not out yet and won’t be for some time. You can buy Windows 7 in any software store

    @ankur yes, that is correct you can download the themes with utorrent

  37. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    If you have any concept art or themes inspired by Windows 8 you may use the img tags to post them here.

  38. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    jayaprakash said:

    i changed my win 7 to win 8 theme its beautiful but cannot change logon screen please tell me

  39. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    jay, you will find various tutorials on our site to change the logon screen in Windows 7, please use the search box thanks!

  40. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    We have added yet another theme, I hope you like it!

  41. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    feroz said:

    i want to download the theme new

  42. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    gill said:

    its not windows 8 its diff very amazing i have seen

  43. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sachin Aggarwal said:

    how can i download windows 8

    its too cool………

  44. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Piyush Sharma said:

    did it really works on window 7, but it raelly superb i have seen, but in this themes it some pics are seems to be fedora

  45. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Shiroma said:

    hi! i want that windows 8 concept art wallpaper with the waterfall. where can i download it??? thanks

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  47. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Shiroma It’s only a concept and can’t be downloaded as a theme. We’ll be adding some more shell themes soon

  48. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sairam said:

    i love this themes

  49. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cindi said:

    Hello! I am not a techie and not as savvy as most on here. I am trying to customize a brand new laptop for my autistic son. I bought one with Windows 7, but my others are all XP, so I apologize for my ignorance. I am just wondering if it’s possible, say, to add “Cindi’s Computer” text to any “background” or “wallpaper”. It’s not the screensaver I’m looking for, but the main desktop theme. I’m just not sure which term to use. Could you please direct me to the correct instructions for doing this? There are so many and I’m not sure which one applies. Thank you so much for your time.

  50. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Magnificent said:

    The themes look great but the download links don’t really let me download, aside from the xp theme that might never come out & I totally would the windows 8 dark theme for windows 7 but it just never down loads. Great presentation though.

  51. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    cryme said:

    first you should install ie8 then its themes

  52. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Cindi, sorry for the late reply, but if you want to add any text to the desktop wallpaper, please read our tutorial:
    Display MAC address or Username on Desktop, optionally you could simply use a tool like Paint to modify the wallpaper.

    @Magnificent I just tried download the Windows 8 themes from my PC and it seems to work just fine, where is the actual problem? Please post a link of the “broken” themes.

  53. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    almsafer said:

    good themes

  54. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    MIDHUN MS said:

    is this support in windows 7 32 bit??

  55. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Meteo Maurice said:

    Windows 8 is great.

  56. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bharat said:

    can any one Please send me windows 8 themes i was unable to download torrent files

  57. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Most of the themes are compatible with 32-bit. If you want to uninstall them, you should enter sfc.exe /scannow into a command prompt, which will basically reset your system files including explorer.exe and other theme dll’s

  58. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    X33 said:

    seed please. i can’t download this thing because there no seeds. (sorry if my english is bad)

  59. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    As reported, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) is out now, if you still need a product key read this guide to get a product key

    All desktop .themepack files that you find on our site will work properly on it.

  60. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Nathan said:

    If you want Win7 themes to work on XP, you need to install the .themepack file type first. (don’t know how. Just search the internet). And for xp themes you need to install Styler (don’t know witch one) and move the theme to the themes folder and presto, (maybe), it works. If the theme is a .rar (I scared you) file, get 7zip and archive the .rar (I scared you again) and install the theme.

  61. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    cr5315 said:

    It would be really great if there were seeds/peers on this.

  62. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    EnGineeR_KhAn said:

    Kindly tell me about an OS that can run two different Windows versions at the same time. Because I’m thinking to use Linux based OS called Ubuntu – and I also want to use Windows 8

  63. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    Engineer, this has nothing to do with the OS – you can use Ubuntu’s grub to do that. Anyway, this is not related to themes, so I’ll send you a mail

    We’re going to add a bunch of free downloadable themes soon – going to be awesome, stay tuned for more. Also all RT tablet should bookmark this

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