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Aero Lite with Glass 1.0.1

A Windows 8 inspired desktop theme to give your computer a new look

by Bob Thornton

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Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 31 August 2011
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Aero Lite with Glass
Give Windows a new look with Aero Lite with Glass

Since the days of Windows XP, Microsoft's operating system has supported themes to change the appearance of the desktop. It is not something that has been widely embraced by Windows users in general, but for the serious system customiser, the opportunity to use themes to change the look of Windows is seriously appealing. Zetro is a Windows 8 Metro UI inspired theme that gives your computer a whole new look.

The one problem with Windows themes is that it is not possible to simply install anything you want. In order to work, themes have to have been certified by Microsoft. Perhaps unsurprisingly, dedicated users found out that it was possible to install unsigned themes; it is a process that involves editing system files so it should be undertaken carefully.

There are various 'theme patchers' available that will allow for the installation of third party themes, but the Universal Theme Patcher (http://deepxw.blogspot.com/search/label/Universal%20Theme%20Patcher) is one of the most reliable. The patcher can be used with various versions of Windows and very simple instructions are included to help with the installation process.

Once this has been done, you can install a wide range of third party themes including Aero Lite with Glass. This particular theme gives your copy of Windows a Windows 8 style look complete with flattened Metro buttons and a revamp Aero interface. The effect is subtle but impressive.

Verdict:

Anyone looking for a minor facelift to Windows will appreciate the delicate touch of Aero Lite with Glass.

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Patching isn't required

Posted by: M.C. Straver, 07 March 2012 09:34

Patching system files is indeed a dangerous thing to do and many things can go wrong - however, it's not needed to do this. Some smart developers have created a way to avoid the "Signed themes" problem by installing a Windows service (e.g. TuneUp Utilities does this) so no dangerous editing is required to install new themes!

www.downloadcrew.co.uk reply:

Thanks Mark. We love TuneUp Utilities 2012, it's a superb, strong and reliable system maintenance suite.

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