Skip to main content

Windows 8 'Aero Lite' Theme For Windows 7

Recently, a couple of leaked images of a new Windows 8 build revealed a new visual style named ‘Aero Lite’. The theme features some flat Metro styles, similar to those found in Microsoft’s Media Center application and Windows Phone 7. It is believed that the “Aero Lite” user-interface will replace the Windows 7 Basic interface which was originally intended for users lacking in hardware to run the full Windows Aero experience.


Shortly after the leak, a DeviantART user designed a theme for Windows 7 that sports the new ‘Aero Lite’ UI. The theme changes the Window Frame (Aero), Window Caption Buttons (Aero), various buttons like Push Buttons, Radio Buttons etc., the taskbar, Start Menu and Jump Lists.


The designer says that he is not yet finished with the theme. You can either try out the unfinished but working theme or wait for him to complete it. Download Aero Lite theme.

How to apply the theme?

  1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run it in Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"). UAC must be turned off.
  2. After the patch does the job, restart the computer to take effect.
  3. Extract contents of the downloaded archive file into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and double-click on .theme file.
  4. Restart to make sure everything works properly.


Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

Diagram 101: Different Types of Diagrams and When To Use Them

Diagrams are a great way to visualize information and convey meaning. The problem is that there’s too many different types of diagrams, so it can be hard to know which ones you should use in any given situation. To help you out, we’ve created this diagram that lays out the 7 most common types of diagrams and when they’re best used: