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Premiere by mistraval Premiere by mistraval
:pat: If you like my theme, please donate!

Windows 8 version coming soon.

Update April 28th:
Windows 8 sound scheme
Bug fixes

Theme includes:
  • Custom wallpaper
  • Custom start button
  • Custom explorer frames
  • Custom logon background
  • Custom metro cursors
  • Custom Windows 8 sound scheme (new!)
  • Fully styled explorer shell ui
  • All necessary customization tools

Basic theme installation:
  1. If you haven't already, patch your system with included 'UniversalThemePatcher'. (X86 for 32 bit systems, X64 for 64 bit systems)
  2. Restart your computer (or logoff)
  3. Copy 'premiere' folder to C:/WINDOWS/RESOURCES/THEMES
  4. Double click the 'premiere' theme file to install the theme

Optional but seriously recommended:
  1. Open up 'Extras' -> 'Explorer Frames' and double click 'InstallTakeOwnership' (you can run 'RemoveTakeOwership' afterwards if you want once we're done)
  2. In the 'Explorer Frames' folder, open the appropriate 'xxBIT' folder for your computer and copy the folder(s) to C:/WINDOWS
    ^ you will need to right click and take ownership of the applicable files in C:/WINDOWS and rename them '_old' first if you get any permission errors
  3. Open up 'Extras' -> 'Start button' and run 'Windows 7 Start Button Changer v 2.6' as administrator and click the start orb to change the image 'startbutton.bmp'
  4. Open up 'Extras' -> 'Logon' and run 'TweaksLogon' to change the logon background image to 'PUREMINIMAL.jpg'
  5. Restart your computer
  6. Enjoy!
  7. If you do enjoy, please donate. It costs me $$ every month in hosting costs providing you guys with this theme. Anything helps.

Please comment and :+fav:

Feel free to ask any questions if you've got 'em.

Enjoy! :peace:

Special thanks to aymenGH99 for based theme:…
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FluttershyHD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The Download link is broken!  Your site redirects me to Yonder TV!
trm96 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Looks nice on my work lappy!
Ovinaso Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Without a doubt, the best Visual Styles i come across, and just when i was beginning to think there is nothing promising in Win7, i come across this beauty, thank you sir for sharing this
innovation25 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Windows 10 version?
mistraval Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Probably not. Windows 10 looks pretty nice already.
innovation25 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Ya but that doesn't mean it shouldn't port it over right? 
YpsilonEule Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm doesn't seem to work for me. I patched and restarted the system, copied the folder to the right position. But when double clicking the theme it opens the menu where I can adjust window colors and other things

edit: solved :) looks really great
manomow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Amazing theme, this is the one thing that's stopping me from upgrading to Windows 10.
xen00x000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I tried Win10 once... just once.
TH4N1X Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015
This theme is really great - lightweight and dark at the same time. :) However, there are six things I think you should change:
1. Active app higlight in taskbar - it should be more subtle and definitely not yellow.
2. Mouse hover effect over minimize/maximize/close buttons is a bit too subtle.
3. Missing search bar in the Start menu.
4. Contrast between checked and uncheck item in the Explorer. It's hard to see if an item is unchecked if it's between checked items.
5. When using a dark wallpaper it's hard to see whether the is checked.
6. Colors (blue and green) when hovering over open folders in taskbar. It should be more subtle.
The first thing is really conspicuous and the fifth thing is really annoying. If you could change at least that, it would be great. :)
DanLegere Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Agree. It's to hard to see the selection highlights on selected files, and the task bar is not compatible with dark wallpapers.
milicko97 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
mistraval  id love to pay for your theme but i just cant for several reasons 
1.i dont have money since im a teenager 
2.dont have credit card so even if i had money i wouldnt be able to donate it  
So im asking you nicely would u mind sending the theme to my inbox? :c
mistraval Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
It's not a paid theme, donation is optional. Just click the 'Download Theme' laptop image.
xnifex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Is there anyway to change the color of the blinking item on the Taskbar that alerts you to things? It is way too dark & hard to see.
MrMelodyCold Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
i would like a borderless version and without the options on top of the explorer window and maybe replace the black background in the start menu for solid white but this is one of the best themes that i found so far
podalava Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
good theme keep it up bro
innovation25 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Windows 10 support will be cool
MrAbsolum Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2015
Thanks i donate for nice skin
mistraval Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Tuanh119 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Hey, i just wanna say that i really like your theme. Thanks a lot for this. Hug 

Keep up your good work~ :happybounce: 
Bogdyy13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
when will the windows 8 version be released?
Grigorith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
When I try to get it to work It turns my bars white. I happens for every theme I've tried to download so far.
Grigorith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
nevermind i got it
Grigorith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Can some one give me slightly more details for the Explorer Frames? I can't seem to get it to work.
mistraval Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
This unofficial video may be of some help:…
innovation25 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Windows 10 version? =)
peon27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Amazing, i like it but i need the same colors of the taskbar.... i need it to make bar that  look's like exactly like the taskbar included transperancy, blur, and color... Can you help me?
Mattev Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Amazing theme! :D
jordan4x Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Awesome  theme!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Rovelle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cant download it from the it says it "Host Error."
shadzovgra Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Ever thought of simply unpacking the theme from the executable container? I'm sorry, but I really like the look of the theme, but absolutely refuse to pay for ANYTHING online. Yeah, I know....HUGE trust issues, but presenting the theme unpacked and ready for a manual installation would not make life that much harder for those that would like to try your theme on there systems. As it is and I'm not trying to be a big nasty here, all I see is a grab for some bucks that aren't really needed if you simply re-thought about how you released the theme to the public, e.g. Not Packed into a executable container. Deviant can't be held to blame here and if you really want the theme to earn itself a name, then a re-think about your method of redistribution is needed. Apologies in advance if my comments have upset you.
Rovelle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks bro :)
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BeanRun Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
wow it looks so damn great! I really hope the Windows 8 version is ready soon
DannexReloadex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! :D
KaLaTa123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
I love this theme!

Two things that I miss/dislike:

- Search bar would still be handy if visible.
- Most importantly sometimes its hard for me to see which item in a folder is selected, as the highlight applied to the selected item is almost white. It would be very useful to be able to apply a darker color.
Hollow-Image Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i agree with the search bar comment. though on the flip side if anyone is ever around, i know that opening start menu defaults cursor to the search bar so you can just start typing and if you type fast enough things will appear opening out of nowhere, like magic!

i.e. the search bar is there, just invisible. you can still type when you hit windows key or press start menu and itll work as expected.
vina1991 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
how to get search box back?
I have Windows Style Builder,but i don't know how?
Can you tell me please?
HollyD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
a wonderful theme! Thanks a lot for this! Hug

But i have two little problems.
1. I can not change the start button.
2. the shut-down-fontsize is in the german version to long. it calls "Herunterf..." instead of "Herunterfahren". How can i change the fontsize?

I made a screenshot:…
mistraval Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's not possible to change either of those without completely recompiling the theme unfortunately. There is paid software that will assist you with this, but it's certainly not for the faint of heart.
great theme :)
th3m3vrick Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014
wooaahHug Boogie! 
Zarroc32 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
this is so perfect. please tell me you're porting to 8.1..
vina1991 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Theme ,It's my  favorite

But "Search programs and files" box is missing in start menu
mistraval Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This question has been answered multiple times throughout these comments.
Zooltar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Great work, Mistraval ! I'd love to use your theme on windows 8.1 :)
ABS96 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great theme, this the first one I find suitable for everyday use since "Win7 Shine".

My taskbar items have small icons and labels. The solid bright green/blue background of grouped items looked odd for me, so I replaced those with the default transparent ones. Not sure if you intended the backgrounds to be solid there.
I also found the cyan scrollbars and the lack of the "restore window" button odd. But that's just me. Just about everything else is to my liking.

So yeah, thank you for this elegant and viable VS :)
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