Windows 8 Transformation Pack will convert your XP, Vista or Windows 7 based system to look like Windows 8 and some of its features emulated. You don't have to purchase Windows 8 or any 3rd-party applications to get Windows 8 UI experiences.
- Added betta fish default user logon screen
- Added new Segoe fonts found in Windows 8.1
- Added system files update checking to prevent conflicts with Windows update
- Added Windows 8.1 wallpapers
- Changed Aero Frame UI to be enabled by default if DWM is not detected or running
- Changed Immersive UI back to Newgen with lower memory usage configuration
- Fixed some wallpapers not showing up bug in Windows XP/Vista
- Fixed system files modification breaking Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7
- Fixed WinMetro always running on startup problem
- Improved DWM detection method using API command
- Improved font installation method to be more reliable without causing font cache glitches
- Updated Windows XP’s Metro Inspirat theme with Windows 8.1 updates and some fixes
- Updated Newgen to latest free version 12 Preview #3 with Windows 8.1 themed
- Updated Windows 8.1 graphics and icons in system files
- Authentic start orb ported
- Fixed start orb misalignment in Windows XP
- Logon screen/Shutdown dialog background
- Minor system icons updated
- Task Manager themed
Reviewing 7.0 (Mar 22, 2013)
ONE star (too high a rating but that's the minimum allowed).
Reviewing 7.0 (Mar 21, 2013)
You must be kidding. Make a pack that converts crappy windows 8 into xp, than we have something to talk about.
Reviewing 6.0 (Sep 8, 2012)
Installed Windows 8 on VMWare Player. Works great, VMWare Player that is running on Linux Mint Machine. You know what, you can keep Windows 8. Although it is fast even for a windows OS, is stinks as far as productivity and getting to and working on applications. It's all show and not much for customization.
Reviewing 6.0 (Sep 7, 2012)
they fixed it... version 6 works great !
the Transformation for 8 to 7 is
Reviewing 5.0 (Jul 16, 2012)
Just for fun, tried this on a virtual installation of XP. Wow. Long story short, made the newly patched OS unbootable. No big loss, but would be wary of this transformation pack.
Why do I want to? I like Win7. XP to Vista was a stretch, but I did get use to that. Now, only 1 generation separated, you re-invent the gui again M$? Really? I'll do my best to pass on Win8 and, if I can't re-use my Win7 on my new build (hopefully within the next 2 years), I'll go full fledged Ubuntu. Win7 is arguably the best OS that M$ released (though I still like XP and use XP in a VM quite often and typing this now in my XP VM). I think this lame-brain move will be the coup de grâce that permanently damages them, but only time will tell. Apple's eating their lunch now and is running the risk of monopoly that M$ did a few years back. Maybe Apple will now bail out M$. lolololol