Windows 10 Transformation Pack
The developers from Windows X team came up with Windows 8 Transformation Pack, a collection of carefully selected applications that simulates the Windows 10 interface.
The smart transformation pack enables you to apply a major uplift to your current operating system, be it Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8/1, and try on several key aspects from the Windows 10 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 back up animage 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), Start Menu (via Start Menu Reviver) 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, 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 10
Windows 10 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, in addition to Start Menu tiles and settings.
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 10 wallpapers and change the background of the log on/log off/lock screen, sound scheme and Start Button icon.
What's more, you can administer up to four desktops with a different layout as far as shortcuts and active windows are concerned. They can be either selected from the taskbar notifications area or by activating a predefined hotkey.
All in all, Windows 10 Transformation Pack doesn’t deliver the experience available in Windows 10 Technical Preview but it certainly emulates several key aspects for helping you apply an updated look to your current OS.
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