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Windows 7 Basic Black by cryeR Windows 7 Basic Black by cryeR
USE AT OWN RISK
NO SUPPORT
BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM/REGISTRY FIRST
NO PROBLEMS/CRASHES SINCE RELEASE
LEATEST VERSION HERE sites.google.com/site/cryersta…
Windows 7 Basic Black
Requires Windows 7 x86 / x64
Compatible with SP1
Performance friendly non-aero theme for old computers / netbooks / old games
AERO will not be available.
All Files needed are included.
Tahoma8.reg changes almost all GUI fonts for a better oldschool Windows XP feeling without smoothing
Disable anti alaising for fonts in Windows if the Fonts are bold and not as on the screenshot.
(Windows -> adjust performance)
you can also use the small mode by activating "small symbols"
Reinstallation is required after update to Windows 7 SP1

ALL CREDIT GOES TO UNTITLEDGAME!!!
Found this hidden in the net
Original Basic Blue by Microsoft


its almost the same as mediamyself.deviantart.com/art… just without the pattern

NOTES:
If you want tabs in your explorer qttabbar.wikidot.com/
If you want to change the Windows Logo (so called Menu Orb) located on the taskbar you may use this -> www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
If you want color try andrew254.deviantart.com/art/W… or mediamyself.deviantart.com/art… or pc2012.deviantart.com/gallery/ or vipz10.deviantart.com/gallery/ or winaero.com/comment.php?commen…
If you want a basic black theme for XP try xstyleone.deviantart.com/art/R…
If you want to disable cleartype in IE9 and other programs where the global settings dont work try www.softwareninjas.ca/dwrite-d…
USE AT OWN RISK
NO SUPPORT
SAY NO TO OVERPOLISHING!
Have fun!
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:iconforcenever:
ForceNever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Thanks a lot!)
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:iconreed1981:
Reed1981 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Watch out for the "tahoma8.reg" file. The guide isn't very specific about what it does, and just drops in in there. It changes the original Windows 7 Aero font in a way that means you can't revert to it very easily.

I found a guide on how to revert it if you want to. It's a Win8 guide, but it works.

1) Remove Segoe UI from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ FontSubstitutes
2) Return to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop
options:
FontSmoothing = 2
FontSmoothingType = 2
3) Apply Reg-file SegoeUI.reg, here are the contents

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Fonts]
"Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)" = "seguisym.ttf"
"Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)" = "segoeuii.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)" = "segoeuisl.ttf"
"Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)" = "seguibli.ttf"
"Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)" = "seguili.ttf"
"Segoe UI Emoji (TrueType)" = "seguiemj.ttf"
"Segoe UI (TrueType)" = "segoeui.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)" = "seguisb.ttf"
"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)" = "segoeuil.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType)" = "seguisli.ttf"
"Segoe UI Black (TrueType)" = "seguibl.ttf"
"Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)" = "segoeuiz.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType)" = "seguisbi.ttf"
"Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)" = "segoeuib.ttf"
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Doctor-Drums Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Love this theme!  I would however like to tweak it for better visibility to my eye and wonder of it's possible to:

1) Make the Explorer address bar white rather than medium grey.
2) Make the window borders a dark grey instead of black to contrast better with my solid black desktop.

Can you tell me how to do this or if it's gnarly for a non-coder, would you even be willing to tweak it for me? Humbly requested...

Doctor-Drums

PS: I have to use a Basic theme for gaming to avoid constant Windows suggestions to change from Aero to Basic, and this one looks so freaking good I have to use it!
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:iconpalexisx:
Palexisx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
No blue available?
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:iconmondrial:
Mondrial Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Seems to cause VM VirtualBox problems.
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:iconklong1:
klong1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Clean and simple. i like it !!
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:iconjahtiainen:
Jahtiainen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Just installed and looks great, thanks!
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:iconnickboy566:
Nickboy566 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!
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:iconstaleness665:
staleness665 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
seems to cause flickering on the screen when using my web browsers, especially during videos with lots of movement. vertical sync just seems to move it. tested with both chrome and firefox
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
maybe it has reset your calibration somehow , www.pcgamer.com/how-to-calibra…
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:iconmhmsumon:
mhmsumon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
nice
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:iconbugballou:
bugballou Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thank you very much, took a little bit of doing, but well worth the effort.
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:iconryankennyx:
RyanKennyX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
:c
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:icontryhardershow:
TryHarderShow Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
this is so awesome, many thanks
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:iconrustyscope:
rustyscope Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
do you have the original backup font for tahoma8? i was trying the font and i don't like it
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
you just have to change your windows design
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:iconburu898:
buru898 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Just want to say, that I love you lol, thanks a ton for this! <3 <3 <3
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:iconron43:
RoN43 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
working with 8.1 ver?
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
sorry no, maybe the next plausible version of windows xD
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:iconamenx:
amenx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
This is much better than I thought, especially when when using remote viewing apps (RealVNC) which always change to basic view and dont revert to aero. Didnt bother with font options. Only replaced the aero msstyles file and retained my preferred font, metrics. Thank you very much!
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:iconpywik:
PyWiK Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My registry save is corrupted, how to cancel the cleartype modifications with your .reg ?
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:iconsolxlos:
solxlos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I'm using vipz10's non-gradient version vipz10.deviantart.com/art/Wind… but the middle of the taskbar comes out grey instead of black. Anybody know how I can modify it?
Here's an screenshot what I'm talking about: imgur.com/ncJPXKY
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
i dont know what happend there but you can use a slate version if you like andrew254.deviantart.com/art/W…
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:iconthrobinson:
THRobinson Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
is there a Win7x64 option for this? Universal Theme Patcher is for x86, trying to find a x64 copy but, lots of dead links. Probably pulled by Microsoft.
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
its in the zip file 
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:iconthrobinson:
THRobinson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Did you just add that? I downloaded it and unzipped, and (at the time) UniversalThemePatcher-x86.exe was the only one that appeared.
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I use 64bit myself it was there before :)
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:iconthrobinson:
THRobinson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Strange... downloaded twice, finally found it on a torrent site.
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:iconvebuntu:
vebuntu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
love this man thanks!
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:iconrazortoshiba:
RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Will this always be on? Or will it just change the basic theme, and not affect aero?

Say I have aero on, but a program turns aero off, will this theme automatically kick in?
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
always on
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:iconrazortoshiba:
RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Actually I figured I'd try, and it only kicks on when a program reverts to aero basic which is what I wanted~ 
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GunaClan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
thx........GreatWork!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpanic-at-the-gastro:
panic-at-the-gastro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! its a shame they made a theme with sky blue background and white text. this fixes it all!
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:icondhfhs2:
dhfhs2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thank you so much. This theme looks excellent.
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:iconblackwhitecolor:
blackwhitecolor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Haaa...I completly forgot that I have a few rudimentary setting options as a non hacking user ;=)
White title is possible ..

Thumbs up!!
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:iconblackwhitecolor:
blackwhitecolor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Yeah, this looks really good. I love that black shit ;)

Only one question about the title color.. At your preview the "Test.txt - Editor" is White, but on my computer all titles are black.. ? It's not a big problem, but white titles would be perfect ;=)

imageshack.us/photo/my-images/…
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
"Double-click the Correct-Design.themepack if you want the fonts and disabled anti alaising as seen on the screenshot.
For total non smoothed fonts (even in control panels) use tahoma8.reg
Done!"
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:iconesroller:
esroller Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
An artist after my own heart! Since when do workstations need to rotate on a 3D cube when you switch between them? Keep it simple!
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crunkasscustodian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
wicked man! got rid of ugly ass basic theme color
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:iconpatrik356b:
Patrik356b Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Works and looks great.
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:iconocdhd:
OCDHD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Its too bad there are not a lot of Windows 7 Basic themes. Microsoft can go to hell for making Windows 7 basic so ugly.
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:iconcryer:
cryeR Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
if you have problems with weird looking fonts in Firefox 17 wait for FF 17.x update
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:iconsonic-th-wolf:
Sonic-TH-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D I see Aero Basic and i want it painted blaaack :D
:D No more crappy blue, i want it to turn blaaack :D

Nice work, bro
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:iconkeswe:
keswe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thanks
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:iconzeedubs:
ZeeDubs Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
The only thing that I would change is the Start menu, I would rather just have the whole thing the light grey colour without the black... uh... gradient.

How would I go about changing that myself?
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