Get Windows 8 look on Windows 7, Xp and Vista with Windows 8 transformation Pack

Windows 8 developer preview is released to public few weeks back but most users are reluctant to give it a try. The reason being that its still a developer preview edition ior those reluctant users who dont wana risk putting their hands on Windows 8 Developer preview edition  but still  want to have the same look and feel, there is a solution. Windows 8 transformation pack can let you achieve the same look and feel on your existing Windows 7, Vista or XP system without installing the Developer Preview edition.

First things first. Before even attempting to install this transformation pack, you must take a backup of your system just in case something goes wrong. The probability of something going wrong is there as this transformation pack replaces your system files to get the new look.

Installation is simple enough: extract the setup file from the zip archive, then double-click it to get started. You must have the pre-requisites already installed on your system  before you start installing it (.NET Framework 4.0, plus .NET Framework 2.0-3.5 if you’re running Server or the 64-bit version of XP). For Vista and Windows 7 users, the changes in terms of look and feel after the installation will be largely superficial and most of you may not notice anything new, but you will get access to the Metro-like user interface and various gadgets. XP users will find the transformation into windows 8 quite good withcompletely revamped interface like Windows 8.

Windows 8 Transformation Pack 2.0

-Added ability to offer uninstalling existing UX Pack product if can be uninstalled from Control Panel
-Added Windows 8 new wallpapers and default user picture
-Changed default system font to Segoe UI as Segoe UI Light caused UI glitches in some places
-Fixed backing up and restoring system resources to be more secure and reliable
-Fixed missing left pane and failing to load Control Panel UI pages after performing system files transformation in Windows Vista/7
-Fixed system icons that sometimes won’t be updated after system files transformation
-Fixed uninstallation code that doesn’t remove something (Zetro theme, old wallpapers)
-Removed ViStart and ViGlance from Windows 8 Transformation Pack (Obsolete for Metro design)
-Updated Newgen to version 6.0 with Windows 8′s tiles and UI configuration
-Updated Resource Hacker to version 3.6
-Updated some fixes and improvements for installation process
-Updated system files modification to use backup files instead of current files
-Updated system files resources found in Windows 8 Developer Preview build 8102
|-Branding
|-Folder icons
|-Loading circle
|-Navigation buttons
|-Start button/orb
|-Tray icons
-Updated User Tile’s default configuration to be unchecked as Windows 8 Developer Preview no longer has it
-Updated Windows 8 themes and visual styles
|-Rebuilt TrueTransparency’s skin to Windows 8 Developer Preview version
|-Replaced Windows 8 theme for Windows 7 with dj-corny’s Aero 8 Metro Mod 1.66
|-Updated Metro Inspirat to version 2.0 with resources found in Windows 8 Developer Preview

Windows 8 UX Pack 3.5

-Added ability to offer uninstalling existing UX Pack product if can be uninstalled from Control Panel
-Corrected logon screen wallpaper items as Developer Preview ones is actually lock screen
-Replaced ViOrb with Kishan Bagaria’s Windows 7 Start Orb Changer including authentic orb from Windows 8 resources
-Updated Default Windows Aero theme to dj-corny’s Windows 8 Metro Mod 1.66
-Updated Newgen background to be properly matched with Windows 8 Metro Start
-Updated User Tile’s default configuration to be unchecked as Windows 8 Developer Preview no longer has it

Download

- Windows 8 Transformation Pack Product Page
- Download Windows 8 Transformation Pack 2.0 (for XP/Vista/7)
- Windows 8 UX Pack Product Page
- Download Windows 8 UX Pack 3.5 (for Win7 only)

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