Download Windows 8 RTM Theme for Windows XP

Its been a while we haven’t shared you an XP Theme, and in this post I will give you the perfect Windows 8 RTM Theme for your Windows XP

Since Windows 8 RTM (Release To Manufacturer) came out on MSDN/Technet users, we are seeing screenshots of the final build of Windows 8 and honestly even though its not so fancy looking based from its successor Windows 7, it is still nice looking and simple.

Now, here in this article, we will share you the best Windows 8 RTM Theme for Windows XP users out there, and I know that XP is still around the globe.

Windows 8 Theme for Windows XP

Now, before you say anything, this is Windows XP OS not Windows 8, some parts are not identical because some elements are in the system files, and this theme doesn’t change any system files in your Windows XP, so you cannot expect all the elements or Visual appearance are the same.
The author of Windows 8 RTM Theme for XP PeterRollar are doing his best to make this as closest as possible to Windows 8 Theme for XP.

So, without any further ado, download the theme below, extract it. In the extracted archive you’ll see Visual Style folder, inside this folder contains two additional folders;

VS with Starbutton and VS without Startbutton, you can choose which one you prefer, but sinced Windows XP does have a start button not like Windows 8 that it is been removed, lets try to use the VS with Startbutton, still you can use the without start button VS, as we said earlier choose which one you prefer.

In this example we will choose with start button.
Rename the VS with startbutton folder to Win8RTM, then copy the renamed folder to;


Now go to your desktop > right-click then Properties > Appearance tab > and below it, Windows and buttons, choose from the dropdown menu and select Windows8RTM, Click Apply and Ok Button.

Enjoy your Windows XP that looks similar to the real Windows 8 RTM OS, if you cannot apply the theme it means you haven’t patched your Windows XP, if that’s the case then read this article how to use 3rd party theme in your Windows PC.
windows_8_rtm_build_9200_by_peterrollar-d5h6g1d.rar (168 downloads)
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