I am looking for ways to disable all interface styles in windows 8 and run in command line(something like command prompt looks like

or some classic interface(windows classic like(98), like windows 7 looks in the classic theme).

I cant replace the Operatig system to windows 7, I will not go into details why, I just can't.

An alternative solution would be a free Operating System that is "windows like" It needs to be "windows like" because I need to run Windows Applications (Adobe Suite and more).

My configuration is: Intel Core i53350P @3.10Ghz 3.30Ghz 8.00 GB RAM Memory With 1GB Video Memory on Radeon HD 5500

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Here is a Windows 8 Theme which offers a Classic Look:

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You must install UxStyle or patch the Uxtheme DLLs to use such themes.


Your Computer is enough powerful for any Windows. The User Interface of Windows can not be disabled - a Windows without the windows would not make sense.

If you don't like the Windows 8 design, then stick with Windows 7 or XP. Otherwise there are plenty of Linux alternatives with wine to run windows applications.

  • Turns out my wireless keyboard and mouse were not working properly at times and I thought it was because of video hardware/software problems... but the signal was low and the mouse stopped at times and this is what caused the problem.. With a wired keyboard and mouse everything works as its supposed to. Sorry for the trouble, maybe I still get interesting answers on this, I see a lot of complaint about windows8 on the internets www2.mes-coloriages-preferes.com/Images/Large/… – Flavius Frantz Jun 11 '13 at 14:03
  • Linux is not good, I need to run Adobe suite, no Linux versions only windows and MacOS – Flavius Frantz Jun 11 '13 at 14:19
  • You gave the answer already within your question: Windows 7 with the classic theme. If MacOS and Linux aren't an alternative, there are no more other alternative operating systems in our galaxy... – FiveO Jun 11 '13 at 14:29
  • I also said in the question that "I cant replace the Operatig system to windows 7" – Flavius Frantz Jun 11 '13 at 14:38

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