Change look of Windows 8 windows

  1. sisom

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    Hi, I know this is a really basic question, but how do I change the look of the windows in Windows 8? At the moment they are flat, salmon coloured, and have huge borders. What happened to all the extra themes that came with Windows 7? I used to be able to go back to 'XP look', but now I can't see it, and when I check online for more themes, Microsoft's rubbish webpage only gives me lots of fancy looking background pictures, I couldn't see anything to do with the actual look of the windows, their title font sizes, etc. which I used to have in Windows 7.

    Am I even looking for 'themes'? The Microsoft site
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/themes?T1=allwin8
    seems to only offer backgrounds.

    Every time I search for 'Make Windows 8 look like Windows XP' on the internet, I get sites which say 'How to make Windows XP look like Windows 8' !!! LOL! Not what I want!
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    you should try Classic Shell and Start8 if you want to make it look like win7 google it
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    Hi, I'm sorry, I should have said that I am already using Classic Shell, but it hasn't changed the appearance of the actual windows themselves, should it do this?
    Are the XP type themes not available for Windows 8?
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    did u use themeuxpatcher
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    I have windows 8 that looks just like 7 using shell styles
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    Can you give me a link to themeuxpatcher? I couldn't find it on Google.
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    Many thanks bateman, that's just what I was looking for!
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