The Windows Classic Theme (Updated)
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The Windows Classic Theme (Updated)

Updated May 28, 2020 by SemoB


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Jakeco
Comment #1 Friday, May 15, 2020 4:29 PM

I hated Windows 98 always crashing hard to believe this is your first skin you've made an awesome skin I reckon you'll go a long way & I'm looking forward to your future creations we always need more Skinners  

SemoB
Comment #2 Friday, May 15, 2020 5:10 PM

I hated Windows 98 always crashing hard to believe this is your first skin you've made an awesome skin I reckon you'll go a long way & I'm looking forward to your future creations we always need more Skinners

Thanks Jakeco that's very kind of you to say.

IndigoIchthys9991
Comment #3 Friday, May 15, 2020 5:30 PM

Looks like a pretty faithful recreation to me. Nice work!

JanOscar
Comment #4 Friday, May 15, 2020 5:40 PM

Congrats on your first. You've done great!

Dcrew57
Comment #5 Friday, May 15, 2020 6:09 PM

Looks like windows 98 way to go. Classic meets modern.

LightStar
Comment #6 Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19 PM

Really a great job on your first skin! Welcome to the world of skinning!

basj
Comment #7 Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:00 AM

Great job.

SemoB
Comment #8 Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:35 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Glad that you've all found it to your liking!

2of3
Comment #9 Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:00 PM

How cool is this? Congrats on your first WB!

Only thing I would suggest is that you actually add a startmenu. Then link to the software to make it more faithful (like classic shell). Giving folks an option.

Something like this? Click for image

SemoB
Comment #10 Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:02 PM

How cool is this? Congrats on your first WB! Only thing I would suggest is that you actually add a startmenu. Then link to the software to make it more faithful (like classic shell). Giving folks an option. Something like this? Click for image

Oh that's a lovely design. I'll definitely include your suggestion in my to-do list. Thanks!

IceBabee
Comment #11 Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:09 AM

You did a great job, especially for your first!

Chivelfeyr
Comment #12 Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:23 AM

Well done, SemoB. I'll be using this for my Windows 10 installation for the foreseeable future. Congratulations on a successful release.

Although I can tolerate the default Windows 8/8.1/10 theme by MIcrosoft if I had to, it just looked depressing to me and I hated when Microsoft ditched the Classic Theme option for Windows 8 and later. So, your recreation of the Classic Theme is a welcome addition to the mix.

I was always attracted to this theme ever since Windows 95 released and when Windows 98 brought the gradient title bars with it, I thought those were so freakin' cool. Even When Windows XP/Vista/7 brought the Luna(XP) and Aero(Vista and later) themes with it which looked nice as well in my opinion, I would just switch back to classic because that's what I preferred and was so used to.

Grzemson
Comment #13 Monday, May 18, 2020 2:49 AM

Hi . This classic style look awesome and I really want to aplly this theme to my computer. Great work. I have one question to you, because I have problem with found this option.

How to set this black windows watermark in Explorer ? I looking for options with classic shell explorer but i can't see any windows watermark

SemoB
Comment #14 Monday, May 18, 2020 4:24 PM

You did a great job, especially for your first!

Well done, SemoB. I'll be using this for my Windows 10 installation for the foreseeable future. Congratulations on a successful release. Although I can tolerate the default Windows 8/8.1/10 theme by MIcrosoft if I had to, it just looked depressing to me and I hated when Microsoft ditched the Classic Theme option for Windows 8 and later. So, your recreation of the Classic Theme is a welcome addition to the mix. I was always attracted to this theme ever since Windows 95 released and when Windows 98 brought the gradient title bars with it, I thought those were so freakin' cool. Even When Windows XP/Vista/7 brought the Luna(XP) and Aero(Vista and later) themes with it which looked nice as well in my opinion, I would just switch back to classic because that's what I preferred and was so used to.

Thank you both. I feel the same way, Chivelfeyr. My very first Windows was 95, but 98 is the one I fell in love with (despite the occasional instabilities). Throughout my Windows experience I've almost always had a time when I just wanted to revert to the good old, solid classic theme. When I had that moment with Windows 10 and discovered it wasn't possible, I had only one option. And there is the result.

 

Hi . This classic style look awesome and I really want to aplly this theme to my computer. Great work. I have one question to you, because I have problem with found this option. How to set this black windows watermark in Explorer ? I looking for options with classic shell explorer but i can't see any windows watermark .

Hi, I've replied to your comment twice so far but both have been deleted without explanation. I'm not sure why this is happening. If a mod is watching this thread I'd like an explanation please.

dmarshn
Comment #15 Monday, May 18, 2020 8:15 PM

This is great! I have been looking for a convincing classic theme for a while now. The only thing I would really love is a themed start menu included. I can't use classic shell on my system, so the start menu is the only thing that doesn't fit currently. Thanks so much for your work on this!

SemoB
Comment #16 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:02 AM

This is great! I have been looking for a convincing classic theme for a while now. The only thing I would really love is a themed start menu included. I can't use classic shell on my system, so the start menu is the only thing that doesn't fit currently. Thanks so much for your work on this!

Thanks Dmarshn. Please watch this space. I intend to update the start menu within the next few days.

dmarshn
Comment #17 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:00 AM

This is great! I have been looking for a convincing classic theme for a while now. The only thing I would really love is a themed start menu included. I can't use classic shell on my system, so the start menu is the only thing that doesn't fit currently. Thanks so much for your work on this! Thanks Dmarshn. Please watch this space. I intend to update the start menu within the next few days.


Awesome I can not wait! It is great to see such a nostalgic look on my PC again.

MatsilagiMK2
Comment #18 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:42 PM

In the sea of paid skins that hits this site everyday, here's a free one i can finally get into!

I loved every single thing out of it, really hope to see a classic startmenu soon aswell!

This goes well with my Windows Default cursors port to CursorFX. Along with my animated wallpapers, its amazing!

Thanks a lot for that!

SemoB
Comment #19 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:36 PM

In the sea of paid skins that hits this site everyday, here's a free one i can finally get into! I loved every single thing out of it, really hope to see a classic startmenu soon aswell! This goes well with my Windows Default cursors port to CursorFX. Along with my animated wallpapers, its amazing! Thanks a lot for that!

This is great! I have been looking for a convincing classic theme for a while now. The only thing I would really love is a themed start menu included. I can't use classic shell on my system, so the start menu is the only thing that doesn't fit currently. Thanks so much for your work on this! Thanks Dmarshn. Please watch this space. I intend to update the start menu within the next few days. Awesome I can not wait! It is great to see such a nostalgic look on my PC again.

Thank you both. I've updated the skin now to include a themed Win7/Start10 Start Menu as promised. I've also included some extra optional goodies after confirming with a mod that I can upload these. Please give it a go and let me know how it goes!

 

MatsilagiMK2
Comment #20 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:38 PM

In the sea of paid skins that hits this site everyday, here's a free one i can finally get into! I loved every single thing out of it, really hope to see a classic startmenu soon aswell! This goes well with my Windows Default cursors port to CursorFX. Along with my animated wallpapers, its amazing! Thanks a lot for that! This is great! I have been looking for a convincing classic theme for a while now. The only thing I would really love is a themed start menu included. I can't use classic shell on my system, so the start menu is the only thing that doesn't fit currently. Thanks so much for your work on this! Thanks Dmarshn. Please watch this space. I intend to update the start menu within the next few days. Awesome I can not wait! It is great to see such a nostalgic look on my PC again. Thank you both. I've updated the skin now to include a themed Win7/Start10 Start Menu as promised. I've also included some extra optional goodies after confirming with a mod that I can upload these. Please give it a go and let me know how it goes!

 

Apparently it isn't updated yet, if you could send me via DMs i would love it! Im so eager to test it i don't wanna wait that much.

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