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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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Tuanh119 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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  New member
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  New member
nevermind i got it
Grigorith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
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."
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 Traditional 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.
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 :)
Adamiquesce Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Appreciate your hard work Mistraval, so talented.
Atheryos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Hey, I'd love to give it a try but I can't seem to be able to download it, cause when I click the downloaded link, I get en error "Website is offline". Is host down? Any other way to get the theme? Regards
mistraval Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Not sure what happened, but seems to be working now. 
Evilix-Adriano Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did windows 8 version came out ?
ionlywatchart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I really like the theme but I can not get the .theme file to run.. I click it.. like any other theme file, and it brings up this advanced options window.. I'm sorry, not meant to sound stupid.. other themes worked, I am patched. I did install the extras ;_;
ionlywatchart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Edit: I'm an idiot, found it.. was clicking the wrong file... They look alike!
I really love the theme though, thank you so much
I'll head over to the donation and give you an amount for the annoyance, not much but every tiny bit helps right?
mistraval Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Sure does, thanks!
Samskies Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Hey love the theme. Any update on when it might hit windows 8?
innovation25 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Update for 8.1
mistraval Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Is that a fact?
innovation25 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
=P (Razz) 
r9thealien Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Great work really, using the whole scheme now!

Hope you can design a brighter version or a version with win7 default window color scheme, so we can adjust its color and transparency in our own command.
FalcaoSoto Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
LOVE IT! thank u brother :love:
Alien62 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Zeppelin2k Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Is there any way you could upload a version that has the start menu search bar? I understand that you removed it for aesthetic resons, but I really can't use the theme without it visible (despite still being able to search with the windows key). This is a beautiful theme otherwise, and good work.  If you really don't plan on putting out a version with search, is there a program I can use to try adding it myself? Thanks.
mistraval Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I've been really busy with work lately, so likely not for a while even if I were to do it. If you wanted to take a stab at doing it yourself you'd have to use Windows Style Builder, although it's a paid product: This would also apply to your second question below.
Zeppelin2k Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Let me add to this. I have Restorator and can edit the .msstyles file, but without any previous experience I'm not sure how I'd re-enable the search bar. Any tips? Also, if I wanted to change the color of a selected application on the task bar (say, from green to blue) I can just change img #987 and #988, correct? Thanks. 
gazishahi123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
does not work at all. did everything step by step, the only thing that works is the start orb. if there is a solution, i'll change my mind about it
mistraval Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Of course it works, you're obviously not doing something right which is actually pretty impressive considering the instructions are as clear-cut as they could possibly be. Do you really think my theme would have almost 20 thousand downloads and you're the only person bitching about it if it "doesn't work at all"? Here's your solution: try using google. There's an idiot proof install video on youtube that's right up your alley.

Sorry for the over the top passive aggressiveness, but comments like this really piss me off. I also couldn't care less whether or not you change your mind, I owe you absolutely nothing. Don't spam my thread with crap caused by your own stupidity.
Jon-Foo1995 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
after searching and searching for the best windows 7 theme i finally found it. Great work buddy! God Bless you.
This is the most freaking perfect theme i've ever used!
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