Windows – Is it possible to use Windows 7 Themes on Windows 8.1

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Just out of curiosity, I would like to try getting the Windows 7 Aero theme source files and putting them on Windows 8.1 to see if it would work. Does anyone know if it would be possible to do such a thing? I have access to a Windows 7 installation to get the files, but what I need to know is where they are stored. I understand that with the release of Windows 8 Microsoft changed something with theme extensions, but I have a feeling that Microsoft still has compatibility built in for Windows 7 themes.

Best Answer

This doesn't work. The layout of the theme has changed between Windows 7 and 8 and even between Windows 8 and 8.1.

You need 3rd party themes like this one:

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