Windows 10: Need help customizing windows 10 to look somewhat like windows 7

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Need help customizing windows 10 to look somewhat like windows 7

    These are the things that I want to change
    • I want to get rid of the angular design. In 7 and previous the boarders of windows, the taskbar (kinda) and most things had a smoother and somewhat curved design (like a square with smoothed corners).
    • This one is difficult to explain. The colors on the taskbar, start menu, window boarders, icon backgrounds are all the same through the entire shape. I want to make it so that the colors have some shading on them like in windows 7.
    • I want to get rid of Icon backgrounds. when you open up, for instance, the start menu, the icons have a square behind the main icon thats a certain color. basically i want to get rid of this square
    • Also how big is the download?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    Then go back to windows 7
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    I heard this can be done but it takes work, you need 3rd party programs as well as .dll hacks to make it work.
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    Windows 10 1803 Build 17134.319
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    Have you tried Classic Shell? One of their start menus is based on Windows 7. Nice free program. excellent support.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    This should be a good start.

    It is a basic guide to attain what you want.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    Thanks guys. I don't want to really get rid of any features, the changes and new features seem really good, I just really dont like the new contemporary (i guess you could say) theme. You know what im saying? apple did it, skype did it, windows obiously has done it.
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #7

    Ah, so you are looking for something like this theme?

    It is for Windows 10 (actually one of the first themes I have found). Make sure you read the instructions on how to install.
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