Windows 7 Window Borders on Windows 10


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    Windows 7 Window Borders on Windows 10


    Hi, In my opinion, the window borders on windows 10 are kinda ugly. How do I make it look like windows 7/vista?

    How do I make it look like this:


    And not this:
    Windows 7 Window Borders on Windows 10-explorer_uvuhyiahf1.png

    Windows Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Version 2004 OS Build 20161.1000
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    Hi,
    a. Aeroglass (a few euros for several licenses, compatibility lags major builds by 2-3 months)
    b. Windowblinds + suitable theme - Stardock

    I've used Aeroglass for some years. Be careful with recent compatibility- there is a fix to deal with the last 2-3 updates.

    Colours and border style configurable.
    Windows 7 Window Borders on Windows 10-1.png

    Feel free to search the forum for other comments.
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    dalchina said:
    Hi,
    a. Aeroglass (a few euros for several licenses, compatibility lags major builds by 2-3 months)
    b. Windowblinds + suitable theme - Stardock
    Aeroglass is free, Windowblinds isn't.
    Also, Aeroglass doesn't work, because of the compatibility issues that you were talking about. As for Windowblinds, I'm not really willing to pay $10 USD just to change the look of my window borders.
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    Thank you very much for your reply which is much appreciated.

    You are wrong. Aeroglass isn't free, it's a sort of donationware. If you use the free version you have a watermark on your desktop and you have to update the symbols.

    You are also not completely correct that it doesn't work. There is a fix for the incompatibility introduced in the last 2 updates or so posted on the MSDN forum.

    You can see from my screenshot it works. I have not applied those updates.

    Feel free to look for other solutions. Good luck.
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    dalchina said:
    You are also not completely correct that it doesn't work. There is a fix for the incompatibility introduced in the last 2 updates or so posted on the MSDN forum.
    Where can I get the update? is it on the aeroglass website?
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       #6

    Try the Aerolite theme...

    Install Aerolite Theme in Windows 10
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    Edwin said:
    Try the Aerolite theme...

    Install Aerolite Theme in Windows 10
    all it does is make the buttons bigger
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    MSDN thread with fix for problem created after kb4549951
    KB4549951 18362.778 broke Aeroglass - Aero Glass For Windows 8+ - MSFN

    Note: still pending update of Aeroglass for compatibility with 2004, which is normal.
    But then, MS is no longer offering 2004 via Windows Update.

    Another approach is to simply uninstall the problematic updates- I'm staying on the last compatible 1903 build for now (1909 messed up Windows search until eventually being kind of fixed, so I reverted from that early on).
    Last edited by dalchina; 15 Jul 2020 at 01:06.
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