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Alduin W8 Port. by charleston2378 Alduin W8 Port. by charleston2378
This is a Windows 8 port from lassekongo83 [link] "Alduin Xp theme ".

Back in 2008 lassekongo83 make this great theme from Windows xp, check the original : [link] .

After that in 2009 sweatfish [link] port this one to Vista, check his work: [link]

All "lassekongo83" Visual Styles and Skins are "open source". That means you can make modifications and ports as long as you submit it with the same Creative Commons License use, and a link back to the original work too. No need to ask for permission, so if you like this theme say thanks to these two artist ... "lassekongo83" [link] and "swetyfish" [link] for for their hard work.

1.User Account Control must be turned off.
2.make a restore point before any modification.
3.Patch you'r system : [link]
4.Restart PC
5. Copy everything in themes folder into C:WindowsResourcesThemes.

I hex edit "explorerframe.dll" to delete the line inside explorer window "content view" take a look at picture #1.

Shell32 included

Keep in mind I can not please everyone with request, this is a opensource theme, do ur own modifications.
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InvisibleKnight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I love this theme and I've been using it for months. There are no alternatives as this is truly the best and most polished theme available. However I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and few bugs arose.
1- Titlebar on focused programs show a black background with grey font color. (Out of focus programs show a grey background with dark grey font color).
2- Explorer titlebar font color is black making it illegible most of the time.
3- Right-clicking on taskbar buttons show deformed icons and illegible text.

A picture is worth a thousand words:…

I tried to fix it myself but I don't have the competence to do it properly. I hope you can release an 8.1 version or a fix!
Thanks for your efforts and congrats for making such a beautiful theme.

InvisibleKnight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Alright I found a workaround for the titlebar backgound issue!
To fix it you need to install this tool:
I'm still working on the jumplist deformed icons and white titlebar text!
GVM3RS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Super Theme, Thanks. The Taskbar in Aero (Transparent) and the Theme is OK.
SaeedSalmy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
sory  how to download this theme ;(?????
GVM3RS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Right Corner Push the Download Button, LoL
sandiimanuel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
how to download?
DHGKONVICT Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Yo how do i replace the explorerframe.dll and shell32.dll cause when i did it my computer wouldnt boot up haha good think i made a restore point right before. But ya how do i do it cause what i did was change the .dll in the real shell32 to backup and added the modified one in the download then restarted my PC and it wouldnt load when i tried to sign in with my pass word.
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Open resources with restorator 2007,look for the files with arrows, move those file to a new folder keeping all organized  and update your original shell32.dll file,explorerframe.dll .
I don't have Windows 8 now and this is an old shell32 and explorerframe.dll sorry for this.
jedachas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
How to download?
weark1985 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Good job but i can't have the desktop backgrounds the taskbar and the cool shortcut bar in the top. i have missed something ?
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