You want to download some cool Windows 8 Metro themes, but you are still stuck on XP? Give these XP themes a try.
The following is a list of themes that might or might not require special tools like Borderskin or WindowsBlinds. Please read the instructions before you apply these Windows 8 themes on XP. Also keep in mind that the themes can possibly break your system, so always make a backup.
1. Very Cool Windows 8 Metro Borderskin Theme for XP
You need Borderskins for this theme. Copy the content of the theme to your Borderskins installation Themes folder. Restart the program and it should be listed in Borderskin. Select Metro and Metro Navigator from the dropdown!
2. Special Windows 8 Theme for XP 1.0
Transform XP to Windows 8 with this nice Windows 8 theme. This support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It also supports 32-bit and 64-bit
3. Cool Windows 8 7989 Bootup Theme for XP
Requirements: Windows XP. This gives you the look of the Windows 8 build 7989 boot screen. If you don’t know how to install boot screens on XP refer to the DeviantArt page
4. Basic Windows 8 Theme
One of the first visual styles for Windows XP that are inspired by Windows 8.
5. Windows 8 M3 Starterkit For XP
If you have Windows XP with net Framework 4.0 you can install Windows 8 theme for XP with all the wallpapers of previous Windows 8 builds.
6. Windows 8 Build 7989 Startmenu for XP
You can get the look of the Windows8 7989 startmenu with this Windows XP theme. Very nicely done.
7. Windows 8 Ultimate Theme for Windows XP WindowsBlinds Users
If you have WindowsBlinds you can try this cool Windows 8 theme.
8. Windows 8 M3 Startup Screen for Windows XP
If you have the tool TuneUp Styler 2 you can easily install this Windows XP boot screen inspired by Windows 8.
We are currently preparing a batch of new XP themes inspired by Windows 8, so you’ll be able to download more Windows 8 themes shortly.