How to Enable Aero Lite themes in Windows 8?

As already discussed in the earlier posts, about the changes and replacements made in Windows 8, you all must have found out the new theme “Aero Lite” that is the replacement You all must have found out the new theme “Aero Lite” that is the replacement for Windows Basic theme in the earlier versions of Windows Vista and 7. Here is the tutorial about how you can enable Aero Lite themes in your Windows 8.

Enable Aero Lite themes windows8

With the addition of many new features the Aero Lite is one of the new added features in Windows 8. However, Aero Lite theme is enabled by default in PC which don’t support Aero interface. The screenshot below shows how Aero Lite theme runs in Windows 8.

From the screenshot above you can see Aero Lite theme doesn’t provide Aero Glass and looks very basic.

Enable or activate Aero Glass effect in Windows 8 Aero Lite theme

Perform the following steps given below to enable Aero Glass in Aero Lite theme.

  • Firstly, get to Windows 8 Desktop and right-click on it and select the Personalize option. You will get to the personalization window.
  • Before going through all the steps make sure the default Aero theme is enabled. If it is not, apply Aero theme.
  • Next, click on Window Color link present at the bottom of the window and keep the window opened
  • Now again open another Personalization window by right-clicking on Desktop and select Personalize option and apply Aero Lite theme


  • Now you can see the Aero Lite theme but will not get Aero glass
  • Now get back to the previously opened Personalization window which was opened previously

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  • Under the personalization window, uncheck the Enable transparency option and then re-check it
  • Next click on Save changes button to save the changes and you are with Aero glass in Aero Lite Windows Basic theme.

Upon following the steps described above you can easily Enable or Activate Aero Glass in Windows 8 Aero Lite Themes.


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