Windows 8 Transformation/UX Pack is a free Windows 8 theme for Windows 7. It is a good Windows 7 theme, using which you can now change the look and feel of your Windows 7 into Windows 8, without installing Windows 8. The freeware is a pack of 3 different Windows 8 themes for Windows 7. The download link is given at the end of this article.
Using these themes you can now get Windows 8 logon screen and Start Screen containing live and static tiles for Internet Explorer 11, Store, Weather, Control Panel, Windows Media Player, and My Computer. And you can use them all.
Besides this you’ll also get Segoe fonts found in Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 wallpapers, and the lock option of Windows 8 Start Screen, using which you can lock the PC.
Applying Windows 8 theme on Windows 7 using Windows 8 Transformation/UX pack:
Customizing Windows 7 with the themes of Windows 8 Transformation/UX pack, is easy and just a few steps. All you have to do is simply install the themes. That is, no copy-pasting the themes manually. The download zip contains a setup file. Installing it, installs the three Windows 8 themes: Windows 8 Glass UI, Windows 8 metro UI, and Windows 8 Modern UI into your PC. The installation steps are easy. You have to login as Administrator to install the themes.
It’s best to leave the fields as they are, while installing. But you can choose your custom settings. And if you need to do any changes, then you can do that by opening the Themes Settings Window (option that comes under the Personalize option of the context menu when you right-click on Desktop). All you have to do is choose the one desired theme out of the 3 Windows 8 themes. You can also run the same setup file again to do some changes.
After choosing the right theme, you’ll get a Windows 8 Logon screen, when you turn your PC on. And once it is on, you’ll then get Windows 8 Start Screen on the desktop, with some tiles like those of Windows 8 Start Screen. These tiles consist of: Desktop, Control panel, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Media Player, Weather, Date-Time, and Store. Good thing is all of them work well. They all feel and look like the Windows 8 apps.
Clicking on Store opens the Store app, consisting of list of installed apps and some apps by the themes developer, waiting to be installed in your PC. The Date-Time app only shows the weather of New York. You won’t get the Windows 8 Charms here and other Windows 8 default apps. However you’ll get the Windows 8 wallpapers and Start button. And clicking on Start button actually opens the Start Menu, instead of taking you back to Start Screen. This is a good thing.
Key features of this free Windows 8 theme for Windows 7:
- Completely free.
- 3 different Windows 8 theme for Windows 7.
- Simple and easy to use-configure.
- Get Windows 8 logon screen, Start screen, live and static tiles, internet explorer 11, lock option, lock screen, Start button etc.
Windows 8 Transformation/UX Pack is a good tool to apply some good Windows 8 theme on Windows 7. The highlight of these themes are the Start Screen and the apps of start screen, also you’ll get the lock screen and a Start button, that opens Start Menu without loosing it (like in Windows 8 and 8.1). However the size of the zip file is 85 MB, so you have to get a good internet connection. And once installed, it’s a good tool to customize Windows 7.