How to Enable Aero Lite Theme in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are explaining how to enable the hidden Aero Lite theme in Windows 8. The Aerolite theme is a clean and simple theme created for low-end computers that don't have compatible hardware to support the main Aero theme of Windows 8. The Aero Lite theme was introduced in Windows 8 testing to replace the Windows basic theme present in Windows 7 and Vista. Aerolite doesn't provide Aero glass and other types of effects such as reflection, blur, etc. If a computer doesn't have compatible hardware then the Aerolite theme is applied by default in Windows 8.
 
In Windows 8 if your computer contains compatible hardware and graphics card then the main Aero theme is applied automatically and the Aero Lite theme is not available in the Desktop personalization window. We use the Aero Lite theme in Windows 8 mainly to disable taskbar transparency because there is not an option to disable Taskbar transparency and many people use the Aero Lite theme instead of the Aero Glass theme to save battery time.
 

How to enable the Aero Lite theme in Windows 8?

 
Step 1
 
Open the Run window and type "resources" and click on "OK".
 
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Step 2
 
A resource window will be opened; select "Themes" and double-click on it to open it.
 
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Step 3
 
In the themes window select "Aero" and copy and paste it onto the Desktop. On the Desktop screen rename Aero to "AeroLite".
 
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Step 4
 
On the Desktop screen select it and open with "Notepad".
 
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Step 5
 
In Notepad first, change the "DisplayName" value on the 5th line to "Aero Lite". Ex:-"DisplaiName=Aero Lite".
 
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And now change the theme name in the "Path" value on line 51 with "Aerolite.msstyle". Ex:-"Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles". After modify it save it then cut it from the Desktop screen and paste it into the Themes folder. Exit from this folder.
 
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Step 6
 
Now go to the personalization window and select the theme that you just saved.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about How to Enable Aero Lite Theme in Windows 8.