We’ve had a couple of different Windows 8 themes and wallpapers now on Windows8news. But this time I think I’ve got the best solution for you all. I’m sure most of you cannot wait until Microsoft release the first beta for Windows 8, but I’m afraid that’s still a long way off. However we have been given brief glimpses at what Windows 8 will look like, between the new Tablet UI and the leaked builds that we’ve seen. Based on all these leaks Windowsxlive have managed to come up with a great little package that will make your desktop look and feel just like Windows 8.
It’s called Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 and it basically skins Windows 7 to give it the distinctive look and feel of Windows 8. This also includes the new tablet UI which is achieved by using the Metro theme which we’ve mentioned here before.
What’s really handy about this pack is it’s all in it’s own installer package so you only have to run one installer and it does the rest for you. Much easier than downloading and installing all the various separate components yourself.
It’ll even let you choose from various different options when installing the skin so you can customise it to your liking. Then a couple of moments after you hit install, your computer should have the look and feel of Windows 8. Your wallpaper will have changed, you’ll notice your user icon in the bottom right corner and everything will have a slightly flatter theme to it.
Don’t forget about that Tablet UI, to get it you need to click and swipe in from the right corner (or at least that’s what did it for me). You’ll find there’s a whole load of options which you can play around with.
And then once you’ve had enough with this new skin, simply run the installer again but this time choose uninstall and everything should return to normal.
So of course you want to try this out now. The download link is below (only works with Windows 7 i’m afraid)
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