Windows 8 UX Pack 9.1

Get up close and personal with the Windows 8 user experience and enjoy it inside an earlier release of Microsoft's proprietary OS
Tweaking the appearance and the functionality of the operating system is an activity that is mostly addressed to advanced users, but there are many customization packs that are well suited for less- experienced people as well.

Among these, Windows 8 UX Pack aims to bring onto your system the fresh looks and some of the most appealing features of the latest iteration of Windows (to this date). Easy to install and with a simple configuration menu, this software seems quite interesting, at least at first glance.

The first thing you should do is decide which theme should be used onto your PC once the package finishes the setup. Then, you can choose the logon screen and desktop wallpaper settings, as well as pick the immersive UI (for example, the Modern (Metro) Start Screen) that should be displayed.

Windows 8 UX Pack will also enable you to add in the taskbar the Start Orb or activate the User Tile. Another feature you can activate at this point is the auto-colorization of the Aero interface of the operating system.

As soon as the installation is complete, you will be able to enjoy the Charms Bar that is placed on the right side of the desktop and features the advanced search function specific to Windows 8. This way, you can find in the same time files, photos, music, videos and Internet links for the same query.

The Start Screen with its specific tiles will surely bring a new look onto your computer and make it more like a real Windows 8 system. You may spend a few more minutes to further customize the looks of your PC and choose the running settings of WinMetro, but, overall, that's pretty much all you can do with this tool.

An impressively simple utility which gives a beautiful appearance to any computer, Windows 8 UX Pack is one of the best choices in its category and is well suited for all users, advanced and less experienced as well.

Reviewed by on August 20th, 2013

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82.9 MB
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operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 2008 R2
C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Other Desktop Enhancements


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Windows 8 UX Pack - Windows 8 UX Pack will help you get Windows 8 user experience without modifying system files.Windows 8 UX Pack - The Metro interface allows you to access all the tiles and installed applications.Windows 8 UX Pack - The Windows sidebar allows you to access the search function and Start window.Windows 8 UX PackWindows 8 UX PackWindows 8 UX PackWindows 8 UX Pack
What's New in This Release:
  • Added restarting UxStyle on startup to make sure it will always work properly
  • Changed default wallpaper to ones shown from leaked Windows Threshold screenshots
  • Changed Windows 7 themes back to Windows 8 RTM Theme
  • Removed Aero Frame UI from default configuration for authentic Windows 8 UI looks
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Application description

Windows 8 UX Pack is a handy customization package that will give you multiple Windows 8 UI improvements. Windows 8 UX...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system

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