I'm not a fan of the classic theme but it looks nice
I just want the windows vista feeling back
but unfortunately there are not many themes for windows 10
most are old from the year 2016
I often see people do things about windows 8.1
If it were me, I would definitely at least consider it. Windows 8.1 is a great OS with the right tweaks, dare I even say one of my favorites. It's not perfect, but it's generally a lot better than Windows 10 is in regards to customization, and even better than Windows 7 in some ways. Even if you don't use the classic theme, there are definitely reasons to use it.
Here are some pros and cons I can think of off the top of my head.
Pros: Microsoft isn't constantly making changes to Windows 8 like they are with Windows 10, so the tweaks you make will probably end up lasting much longer. Compare that to Windows 10, where a feature update will undo the majority of more advanced tweaks and customizations, which is pretty annoying if you ask me. On top of that, since a lot of Explorer is still pretty similar to Windows 7, you can still customize a decent amount of the UI. And if you're going for a Vista feel, that'll be much easier to achieve in Windows 8.
Cons: It only has an extra three years of support over Windows 7, and since its market adoption wasn't as strong, I don't really think developers will continue to support it for very long after that. Just look at happened with Vista, which was also received very poorly. Many developers ended their support almost immediately after Microsoft did, and even before that in some cases (such as with Google Chrome). I hope I'm wrong, but I could easily see that happening with Windows 8, unfortunately.
There are good reasons to go with either, but it's up to you. Pick whatever you think will best suit your needs.
Saint Jimmy: hayafumi Not quite, as you'd end up having to replace many a component to get it to function (Explorer is fairly deeply ingrained in Windows's internals), at which point you may as well install 2000 and call it a day.
Jun 16, 2020 0:41:41 GMT -8
powerplayer: Hayafumi xwinshell kinda works nice if you use it to browse files
Jun 17, 2020 10:23:20 GMT -8
meow: I have made a tutorial on how to get centered title text in windows 7! It’s in the visual styles section.
Jun 19, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -8
meow: sihost.exe is garbage.
Jun 19, 2020 15:11:35 GMT -8