40 Best Windows 8 Themes To Transform Your Desktop

When it comes to customizing Windows, the choice is quite abundant. You can change icons, add widgets and gadgets, apply cool wallpapers and so on. But the customization also has to be functional. For this reason, third-party themes commonly found on sites like DeviantART are usually the best way to change aesthetics without compromising on functionality. They work as a central force that pulls everything together and brings an effective improvement to the stock Windows feel. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 40 Best Windows 8 Themes that are created by various DeviantART users.

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How To Apply Third-Party Windows 8 Themes

Before we go further, let me first explain how to apply these themes. Windows 8, just like Windows 7 and its predecessors, doesn’t allow users to install unsigned third-party themes. One needs to modify three system files first – namely themeui.dll, Uxlnit.dll, and uxtheme.dll – before installing any theme file. Luckily, there are a few Windows applications available on the internet that let you easily patch these files.

UltraUXThemePatcher is the best one from the lot. All you have to do is install it on your system and it will automatically modify the required items. Once you’ve installed the app, you can download any of the themes from our Windows 8 themes list below and copy the .theme file to:

C:\ Windows\ Resources\ Themes

Best Windows 8 Themes

Best Windows 8 Themes

Now that you’ve learned how to install third-party themes, it’s time to check our compilation itself.

1. Gray8 new red (by ~gsw953onDA)

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2. Win 8 – Thrives (Closed)

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3. SG Flat (by ~s4r1n994n)

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4. White Update (by ~s4r1n994n)

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5. Gnomnit Dark for Windows 8 (Closed)

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6. Gnomnit VS for Windows 8  (Closed)

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7. Win Blue n Red (by ~s4r1n994n)

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8. Different Touch 8 (by *sagorpirbd)

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9. Windows Classic Vs (Closed)

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10. Mild 8 (by ~dIzzEE94)

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11. Elune for Windows 8 (Closed)

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12. Metro+ Luna (by ~Giro54)

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13. Simple Getuk (by ~s4r1n994n)

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14. Nimbus for Win 8 (Closed)

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15. Snow Leopard Beta for Win 8 (by *sagorpirbd)

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16. Alduin W8 Port. (by ~charleston2378)

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17. Clarity Test Visual Style Win8 (by *bhast2)

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18. areao4.8 (Closed)

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19. Vista 8 Modern Mix (by ~MrGRiM01)

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20. FOURFX 13 for Windows 8 beta (Closed)

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21. Base for Windows 8 (Closed)

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22. 8Look v3.1 VS for Windows 8 (by ~Carborunda)

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23. Aero 8 (Closed)

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24. Work for Windows 8 (Closed)

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25. Tampoyak (by ~s4r1n994n)

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26. Snowy v3.0 for Windows 8 (by ~Carborunda)

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27. Glow (by =Seahorsepip)

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28. areao4.8 (Closed)

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29. Windows Vista VS (Closed)

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30. TwentyThirteen for Windows 8 (Closed)

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31. uniq8 vs beta1 fo windows 8 (by ~Gr8StyleX)

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32. Apodio (by ~s4r1n994n)

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33. dUMBaSS v8 (Closed)

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34. WhiteDior Visual Style for Windows 8 (by ~RidKurn)

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35. Chameleon for 8-v1 (by ~gsw953onDA)

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36. Gray8-the light series (by ~gsw953onDA)

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37. Platinum Theme for Windows 8 rtm (by ~ZEUSosX)

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38. Ourea (Closed)

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39. Simplex RC for Windows 8 (Closed)

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40. Abisso (dark Visual Style Windows 8) (by ~ezio)

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So there you have it – 40 best Windows 8 themes to transform your desktop. Just don’t forget to comment on the ones you liked or if you want to share more awesome themes that you think we’ve missed.

Updated: 10/11/2018: This article is updated. A few themes have been officially closed by their respected owners. For you ease I removed the download links pointed to them.

 

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