Metro+ Luna : An XP Inspired Visual Style combined with Metro Visual Style for Windows 7
Remember XP? Well if you don't, skip to the next sentence. Ah... Just remember it, with the good times and also the time you broke your computer and you went out to get a warranty but you didn't know that your warranty was over 7 minutes and 21 seconds ago. Just kidding! Windows XP had brought us good times and now its the time to remember those since XP is now in its twilight years, may be? One way to remember it is by using this visual style inspired by XP's Luna with the touch of Metro.
Information + Features:
- Wallpaper and Exploreframes, .dll for x86 and x64 and .bmp, included
Tested working on Windows 7 x32 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit), both non-SP1 and SP1(outdated)
- Non-transparent but in Aero (DWM) mode
To apply this visual style, read this tutorial.
To replace the ExplorerFrame.dll, read this tutorial
I will not take credit for the UI made by Microsoft Corp.
elharty and nahrizulashraf for Explorerframe.dll s
Metro+ Luna Start Orb by Giro54
No more future updates.
Comments & Favs are truly appreciated !
( so 1st comment & 1st fav = Llama )
If you have problems, suggestions, or demand for a permission, just comment below or send me a note
Where to find a Windows XP login screen for Windows 7?
I said that I am French because I used google translate to me and that are not always reliable ...
Thank the gods I didn't actually reboot.
A tip for other people: there is no need to reboot to replace explorerframes.dll. You can just ctrl-alt-del, open the task manager, End Task explorer.exe, then New Task... and type explorer.exe. Not only does this save you lots of time, but it also prevents an emergency in case the replacement file is corrupt, such as this one.
If the file is corrupt (or you did something wrong) then explorer.exe will crash when you try to restart it using the task manager, alerting you to the problem but at least you're still in Windows (albeit without the shell) and you still have internet access, putting you in a much better position to fix the problem.
To fix it, click Show Processes of All Users to give task manager admin permissions, accept the permissions request, then go to New task... and type cmd to start a command prompt. You can now rename the files back. (For millennials: "ren x.dll y.dll" to rename a file, "cd.." to go to the parent folder, "cd foldername" to go to a child folder)
Logré remplazar los ExplorerFrame.dll en mi W7 de 64bits, pero me fregó todo el windows
Thank you for creating & sharing this theme, old's cool and clean, i like it ! But there is a problem,
the 64-bit version of ExplorerFrame.dll is wrong. When i try to use it, windows popup an error. 32-bit is ok though.
Something strange : both 32 & 64 are 1 458Ko.
This theme is like a guilty pleasure. I never liked the way XP looked, but now that I've been using Aero for years, I do kinda miss the old look, so this theme is like the devil xD
Thank you for this, I'm going to enjoy using it
Thank you very much for this amazing work and Congratulations!
Please consider making Breeze and Evening for 7. Also you should make an icon pack for this theme (if you can.) and it'll complete!
just a issue (for me), cannot see the taskbar progress? is it in the same blue as the buttons?
Hope this can be fixed,
somethinf close to the blue you have on this theme for win8