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Vista 8 Modern Mix by MrGRiM01 Vista 8 Modern Mix by MrGRiM01
Decided to install Vista on the VM yesterday and made a bit of a mix from Vista Windows 7 and Windows 8 plus added a new reworked start menu and explorer frames, turned out pretty nice I think.

Included in the theme are all the original Vista Wallpapers and the original Start orb that you can apply using Start Is Back.

Other Programs you will need:

Start Is Back (by Tihiy) Brings back the Start Menu [link] Free 30 Day Trial, $3 for 2 licenses

Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC3 (by Big Muscle) [link]

I made a Aero Glass for windows 8 all in one installer for your convenience you can download here [link]

Bottom Details Pane For Windows 8 [link]

Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8 (From Sergey @ WinAero) [link]

UxStyle for Windows 8 (Very Important to do this first) Must be used to be able to have custom themes [link]

Download from Mediafire here: [link]



Updated to fix missing taskbar image when small icons used and centered text on window title

Update 13/05/2013: New style with no rounded corners on any of the buttons or boxes, Download from Mediafire [link]



To have the details pane on the bottom [link]
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:iconwitchhunttress:
witchhunttress Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
THIS VISUAL makes me wanna go back to windows vista,Is there a windows 8 version of this visual
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:iconxreunion160:
XReunion160 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Hi, am I allowed to recompile your Vista VS for Windows 8.1 Update 1 (with a few changes like rounded shutdown-button in the start menu) and to upload it in my profile? Of course I will give credits to you and your theme :)
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah go for it mate.
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:iconxreunion160:
XReunion160 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconxreunion160:
XReunion160 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
This is the result of the recompilation :) :
xreunion160.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I have another little question:
Why you don't create a Border Lines style? (Like your Aero 7 Glow)
[link]
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I did start out with it like that but decided to do squared borders instead, just thought it had a cleaner look
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Awesome VS <3
I just have one suggestion:
When you put your cursor DOWN on the desktop, you can't select the programs in the bar..
I can't clearly express it, just try it
Put your cursor down of the aplications in the taskbar
You wouldn't be able to select any aplications running..
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will change that for you anyway, it's not that hard to do, what theme were you using, the first one with rounded buttons or the new one with the squared buttons?
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Rounded, really thanks :D
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
here you go mate, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, had to go to work [link]
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Really thanks, it works perfect :D
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks LOuroboros, I understand what you mean but I don't see it as a problem though, I cant say I have ever not clicked on the program, I don't think many people would pull the mouse pointer right to the bottom of the taskbar, I mean honestly your talking of a 1px area that is not clickable.
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Yes, under the applications/folders bar
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:iconvirgodorado:
virgodorado Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artist
EXCELENTEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
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:iconrfyumi-chan:
RFYumi-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
how to small window?
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:iconyoedi16:
Yoedi16 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
white navigation bar didnt match windows vista style i think...
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No it was glass but you cant have glass there on Windows 8, I think it matches just fine though.
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:iconyoedi16:
Yoedi16 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
maybe another version thats look like this
[link]
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:iconvjott:
vjott Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Excellent theme, Grim. Is it possible to get the buttons "squared" as well (sharp corners)?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Updated it again a little bit, just grab it from the link in the main post.
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:iconvjott:
vjott Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thanks man, that's really nice of you to go through the trouble of making this. I really appreciate it.
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome :)
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here you go mate, no rounded corners on anything :) [link]
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah it's possible, would take a little while to edit all of them though, I might have a go it though, I do like this theme, I guess I was pretty fond of Vista and this brings back good memories for me :)
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:iconfallingdark:
FallingDark Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Might I ask how you enabled Aero and Blur?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah no worries, that's Aero Glass for Windows 8, it's still a pre release version so you will get a nag screen every so many minutes to remind you of that but it seems pretty stable for me and many others so far [link]
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:iconfallingdark:
FallingDark Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, I think I'll just wait for a stable release then--plus I'll be getting a new laptop sometime soon (Hp Spectre, so excited!) Thanks though.
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:iconizzuthug:
IzzuThug Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Man people need to stop think you're stealing other people's work. You're a respectful themer and have been around for ages.
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks mate, glad you can see that :)
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:iconxkrazykoopax:
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you making a rounded version of this?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I started it off with it rounded, I did keep that version of it, guess I could complete that version as well some time.
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:iconxkrazykoopax:
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds good.
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:iconjstacks92:
JSTACKS92 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
your stealing this stuff from: xXiNightXx
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That would true only if xXiNightXx created Vista but I am sure he didn't, we both wanted to do a Vista theme for Windows 8, just like many different people made longhorn themes for Windows 7 and Vista and windows 7 themes for XP, just have a search on DA for all the Vista and Windows 7 themes that have been ported to another OS, my version is nothing like xXiNightXx's version and I didn't take any of his Intellectual property or otherwise, so stop being stupid and just think what your saying.
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:iconrfyumi-chan:
RFYumi-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
like leaving the windows in small format? thx.
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:iconrobson2012:
Robson2012 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
you can carry in your briefcase mediafire shell32 file modified?
I managed to put him on my windows 8 more he gets down, he is in another different position.
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here you go mate I made the installer for you to make it easy [link]
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:iconfroggz19:
froggz19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
The address and search bar are not changed, not only the background, all the images, one of them is Previous Locations button... I like the taskbar and start menu good job.
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah it's not meant to be a replica of Vista, hence the name Vista 8 Mix, I think that the Windows 8 address and search bars suit the look better and gives it a better flow with all windows.
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:iconrobson2012:
Robson2012 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
How do you put the old shell that shows disc information, driver etc back in windows 8?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You need to modify the shell32.dll to add the code back that was removed although modifying the shell32.dll can be tricky and should not be attempted unless you are very confident with changing system files, I could make a tool to do the job though, I may look at doing that so people don't brick their systems.
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:iconitsmine91:
itsmine91 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
DUDE YOU ARE SICK! THIS THEME CAME FIRST ->[link]
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am pretty sure anyone is allowed to port Vista themes, I have not seen that version before you linked to, I did see it was only posted a short time ago though so not sure what you mean by it was here first.
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:iconrohankapur12:
Rohankapur12 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
i'm not having blue line in windows explorer please help!!
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You will need to use a ribbon disable to have the old folder band toolbar back.
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:iconizod32:
IZOD32 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
wow theme mate looks stunning as always at the highest level, thanks :D
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:icon4hellcat:
4hellcat Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very good fantastic work thanks for share Mark :)
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so what is it exactly? Its under the visual styles so....Im assuming this is a Vista Visual style for WIn8? LOL thats funny
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