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Metro+ Luna by Giro54 Metro+ Luna by Giro54

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  • Tested working on Windows 7 x32 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit), both non-SP1 and SP1 (outdated)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:shoutbox: & Favs:+fav: 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
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jennytoogle Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
what if i like the windows and taskbar to be black?
trone1993 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
is this use aero or basic 
tomcat14ea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
How can change colour of  hard partition indicator to blue? [try changing with "Resources Hacker" but no success!...]
JaRG1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
works on windows 10 1024?
Cubester64 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Is this compatible with Classic Shell?
E-manX Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2015
hello, i'm french,

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 ...
BYpountney Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
how do we download it?
EnaiSiaion Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015

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)
SantMohammed Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thank you very much giro54 i♥it
MahmoudM-EBRAHIM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
kgkhant Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Artist
good I want that how to do that
eliasmtz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Great job!
THEGADGETgeek1999 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I loved your theme! The flatten classics! Thanks Giro54! :D
mNixX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank you, very beautiful VS!
TragicallyWired Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Could someone help please? I've installed this theme to a T and works brilliantly. Except one thing. When I go to upload something on Imgur, and the box opens.. The navigation pane to the left is blank?

How do I get it back?
Denver06 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Dude applying your theme makes my windows update give errors.. i had to do system restore twice because of that! WTF man? i like your theme but i can't apply it! 
sasori693 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I replace the ExploreFrame.dll on my Win7-64bits, and when I restarted Windows 7 It was Broken.
Logré remplazar los ExplorerFrame.dll en mi W7 de 64bits, pero me fregó todo el windows No, I disagree! 
idunnowat2choose Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Schalli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Black Version please for Windows 7. I Love this Theme
Iromi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
great work!
lmpelayo Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Hey, was anybody able to figure out the problem with the windows explorerframes.dll files on 64bit??
Ansus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Your theme very much matches the Wikipedia theme Monobook (formerly default).
faisalsarosh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Kermityay Just what i was looking for!!! 
GenesisVillaveza Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
great theme

to change navigation buttons use this…
ciposen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Very nice theme simple and clean
ciposen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
black version
artfactlotus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
The old good day :D Thank you!
JaRG1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
cant see progress windows taskbar
BartonSVK Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
That's known issue, hovewer I don't think Giro is planning to fix that... :(
get52 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
How much power will this take from my computer if i get it?
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
About 1,5 gigawatts.
HansBrix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Great Work! Actually I was looking for the look ans feel of the Windows XP BETA (Watercolor theme) but since it seems no one ported it to Windows7 yet I'll stick with this real beautyfull version of luna! Did't like the original, but this synthesis of metro and luna is what windowsxp should have looked like!

decatalyst Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
great themes, really bring back memories.. anybody got the correct ExplorerFrames.dll for Windows 7 64 bit? Please share it :)
Brain4ck Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Hello !
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.
ExsertWizard Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
My start button didn't change? Is there something extra I need to do for it to change? 
ExsertWizard Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Gornot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

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 :D

Thelemiic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh, you made this for W7 as well! Awesome, thank you:D
SelcukOZMUMCU Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For me, Luna is the best Windows theme. I was trying to adapt it into Win7, but with your nice work here, It has become a perfect modern fit!
Thank you very much for this amazing work and Congratulations!
hamedsp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
dikonshkz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
why do you didn`t make name folder explorerframe.dll in the folder of theme,  in .png format....
BartonSVK Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Hello Giro54,

At first, thanks for the amazing theme you've made.

I'd like to report same bug (?) as Gerhard35 is describing below - for some reason, taskbar progress & notification (like taskbar button blinking) is not working for me - could you please check that?

MustafaCan19 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This theme is PERFECT!

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!

MustafaCan19 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
... or you can just make it complaitable with Color selection. :)
Gerhard35 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Great theme, Thank you

just a issue (for me), cannot see the taskbar progress? is it in the same blue as the buttons?
Hope this can be fixed,
SunscreeninWinter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Where do I download??
BoniEdwin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Left top dude :| (Blank Stare)
AMZZMA Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
or top right?
rmj-mrm Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
hi can you make it gray or black this is to shiny at night
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