Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.1
The smart transformation pack enables you to apply a major uplift to your current operating system, be it Windows XP, Vista or 7, and try on several key aspects from the Windows 8 OS.
The change focuses only on the interface though, as this pack won't bring any of the features the developers over at the Redmond-based giant embedded in the new OS.
Before proceeding with installing the transformation pack, it is recommended to make a restore point or backup image for the system drive, as several errors may seriously affect the functionality of your system.
During the installation procedure you are given the possibility to select the tools that are used for mimicking the Windows 8 modern interface, namely Charms Bar (powered by RocketDock) and Metro Start Screen (provided by either WinMetro or Newgen). You should keep in mind that only the last two add the metro interface.
Additionally, you may choose the system font or enable large icon set, flip 3D switching on XP, and activate the display of the user tile on the taskbar. Several issues may appear while applying the new changes (e.g. desktop freezes, nonresponsive install) but they fix themselves. A restart is mandatory at the end of the installation in order to successfully simulate the new OS changes.
Try on the look and feel of Windows 8
Windows 8 Transformation Pack enables you to access the Metro interface which includes several gadgets. You are not deprived of the “Start” button, which maintains its features for helping you gain access to frequently used programs and activate shutdown options, such as shutdown, restart, lock, and log off.
The “Search” function launches the default web browser and lets you perform search operations on Google. Additionally, you may unpin programs from the Start screen, change the color of the live tiles, as well as make use of Window 8 wallpapers and change the background of the log on/log off/lock screen, sound scheme and Start Button icon.
All in all, Windows 8 Transformation Pack doesn’t deliver the experience available in the original operating system but it certainly emulates several key aspects for helping you apply an updated look to your old OS.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu on July 4th, 2014
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- Added back Iconized Taskbar button for Windows XP
- 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 Metro Inspirat theme to authentic Windows 8 RTM Theme by nasrodj
Application descriptionWindows 8 Transformation Pack will convert your XP, Vista or Windows 7 based system to look like Windows 8 and some of...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
- Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed on the system