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True Transpareny On Windows 8 RTM


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NOTE: INFORMATION PROVIDED AS-IS

Aero Glass For Windows 8 RTM:

USE at your own risk.
TRUE TRANSPARENCY ON WINDOWS 8 RTM.
PART 1.

IN Win8RTM
1.MUST Install Tihiy's Patchex7-b6 & Select 7 (WILL CRASH PC IN METRO).
Install Unlocker 1.9.1
Install Take Ownership

IN Win8RTM
2.Goto C:\Windows\System32
Right click dwm.exe Select Unlocker & Rename dwm.exeRTM
Take Ownership Of dwmapi.dll & Rename dwmapi.dllRTM
Take Ownership Of dwmcore.dll & Rename dwmcore.dllRTM
Take Ownership Of dwmredir.dll & Rename dwmredir.dllRTM
Take Ownership Of themecpl.dll & Rename themecpl.dllRTM
Take Ownership Of themeui.dll & Rename themeui.dllRTM
Goto C:\Windows\System32\en-US
Take Ownership Of themecpl.dll.mui & Rename themecpl.dll.muiRTM

FROM Win8RP
3.Copy & Paste into C:\Windows\System32
dwm.exe
dwmapi.dll
dwmcore.dll
dwmredir.dll
themecpl.dll
themeui.dll
Goto C:\Windows\System32\en-US
Copy & Paste themecpl.dll.mui into C:\Windows\System32\en-US FROM Win8RP

Sign Out & Sign In (Screen Will Be Black) KEEP CLICKING ON SCREEN UNTIL YOU Sign In.
GOTO PART 2.

PART 2
IN Win8RTM
4.Goto C:\Windows\System32
Take Ownership Of uDWM.dll Rename to uDWM.dllRTM
Copy & Paste uDWM.dll into C:\Windows\System32 - FROM Win8RP
Start Task Manager & End task - Desktop Windows Manager
Open Personalization (Pick a Theme) - Windows Color (Pick a Color) - Enable transparency.

NOTES: VERY IMPORTANT
1.DO NOT OPEN IE10 OR PC WILL CRASH.
2.MUST ALWAYS HAVE uDWM.dllRTM SET TO uDWM.dll FOR SIGN-OUT OR RESTARTING-PC OR SHUTTING-DOWN-PC (Screen Will Be Black).
3.MUST ALWAYS REPEAT STEP 4 ON STARTUP.

IF TASKBAR IS BLACK OPEN regedit & USE THESE SETTINGS.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
"ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity"=dword:00000000
Start Task Manager & End task - Desktop Windows Manager

OR PLAY WITH THEMES & WINDOWS COLOR UNTIL RIGHT.


Everything you need. :whistle:

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Edited by Tripredacus, 13 September 2012 - 06:02 PM.
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NOTES: VERY IMPORTANT
1.DO NOT OPEN IE10 OR PC WILL CRASH.
2.MUST ALWAYS HAVE uDWM.dllRTM SET TO uDWM.dll FOR SIGN-OUT OR RESTARTING-PC OR SHUTTING-DOWN-PC (Screen Will Be Black).
3.MUST ALWAYS REPEAT STEP 4 ON STARTUP.

WOW really??

Thats a HUGE PITA!

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I notice that on RTM, the aero is still enabled on the taskbar. It is only disabled on the title bar. This makes RTM look brighter than RP even when I choose a dark theme.

Reading your guide makes me wonder if we can do the opposite. Can we get files from RTM then put them into RP and make them work there?

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2.MUST ALWAYS HAVE uDWM.dllRTM SET TO uDWM.dll FOR SIGN-OUT OR RESTARTING-PC OR SHUTTING-DOWN-PC (Screen Will Be Black).


hmm, ok, this explains my blackscreen when I tried the same.

There must be an easier way. The Win8 RTM files still check if glass is allowed to be enabled. The RTM files (uDMW.dll) have a function called AdjustWindowColorization which sets the opaque color (s_clrDefaultInactiveWindowBaseColor this seams to be the gray and s_clrDefaultActiveWindowBaseColor for the new forground color), which the RP also has this function but doesn't use those values ...
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What happened to post 1? Why did he delete it? Is there anything wrong?

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This was in the first post (+2 attachments):

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Edited by Tripredacus, 13 September 2012 - 06:03 PM.
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offtopic:

even with transparency that OS look so butchered up -_-
even reminds me on stardock windowblinds when theme was screwed up and it rendered exactly like here on pictures

Edited by vinifera, 09 September 2012 - 05:49 PM.

If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066




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