Take your attention: White Windows for Windows 8 software was incapsulated by Aero8Tuner and not exists anymore!
Here is my brand new work for Windows 8. Aero8Tuner is the successor of my famous Aero Tuner (for Windows 7) and White Windows (for Windows 8 ). It allows you to change all settings of DWM/Aero at Windows 8 RTM+.

Warning! This version is for Windows 8 RTM and above! For Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP/DP/RP you may use previous Aero Tuner software.

With Aero8Tuner you will able:
  • to set any color of windows.
  • to disable windows coloring. If you will enable this undocumented feature, the color of windows borders in Windows 8 will be always white. The taskbar will use Aero color. So, this is way to have separate color for windows and taskbar.
  • to change color balance (affects the intensity).
  • to force High Contrast mode for regular themes. The blurless buggy Aero transparency will be appeared in this case.

Aero8Tuner in action

Animations slowdown video

Why some features of "classic" Aero Tuner is missing in this version?

Microsoft changed DWM in Windows 8. Some parameters was completely removed, such as Transparency and amount of Aero Srtipes. Some parameters like second Aero color, Blur, balance between colors has no effect in Windows 8 because DWM ignores their values.

This is a free and portable application and does not require to be installed. It works only on Windows 8 RTM and does not require any additional software.

This app has been superseded by Winaero Tweaker and is no longer being maintained. Use the following options from Winaero Tweaker:

You can download Winaero Tweaker here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
Donate options for satisfied users:


  1. RaymonVisual
    08 Aug 12

    Great work! :D

  2. Rhor
    09 Aug 12

    Nicely done, it looks elegant, but some people will have an issue because of eyesight problems. Some peeps need darker or neutral tones like grey to look at a screen comfortably for hours, maybe a tweak to this software to let it do that?

    Thank you.

  3. Sergey
    09 Aug 12

    I looking the way, but still not find it

  4. Anonymous
    09 Aug 12

    Dud you are a lifesaver! I was so pissed off when Microsoft killed this feature in RTM. I can't thank you enough

  5. Sergey
    09 Aug 12

    Stay tuned, I will provide more tools for Windows 8 appearance

  6. Marco
    11 Aug 12

    Google Chrome says your software is DANGEROUS, so I better pass. Don't publish malware.

  7. Anonymous
    11 Aug 12

    in Windows 8 because DWN

    May be DWM?

  8. Sergey
    11 Aug 12

    sure, DWM. thank you.
    Marco, your Chrome is a lier. My software is 100% clean. you can always check it by yourself.

  9. ace1
    13 Aug 12

    Aero8Tuner & Patchex7 Work Great Together Thank You

    Patchex7 (Windows 7 explorer.exe for Windows
    All credits to Tihiy

  10. Anonymous
    13 Aug 12

    Aero8Tuner (All credits to Happy Bulldozer) Thank You.

    Aero8Tuner & Patchex7-b3 Work Better Together.

    Patchex7-b3 (All credits to Tihiy) Thank You.
    Taskbar is properly colorized; Taskbar and start menu are translucent.

  11. Anonymous
    17 Aug 12

    @Happy Bulldozer Can i share a tip for windows 8 x32 & x64 !!!

    How to bypass serial input: COPY & PASTE




    Into New Text Document & Save as EI.CFG (NOT EI.CFG.txt).
    Put the new EI.CFG file in sources on the DVD Disc & Install with no Serial.

  12. luke
    18 Aug 12

    Can you make an option to change the black text color in the top border?
    I am using a the black color for my windows border.
    I have this information about the text color in the top border from PandaX

    Extract the variant in the msstyles (File.msstyles\VARIANT\NORMAL) as a raw binary file. In a hex editor search for:

    DB 0E 00 00 CC 00 00 00 CF 00 00 00 2F 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 28 28 28 00 00 00 00 00
    replace with

    DB 0E 00 00 CC 00 00 00 CF 00 00 00 2F 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00
    which will turn it completely white.

    If you want to use another color just change the underlined bytes. It's in order of RGBA and A is always 00.

  13. Sergey
    18 Aug 12

    Please be patient, I making a tool what will allow this.

  14. YTDamnit
    21 Aug 12

    Is there any chance we weill get a functional transparent border back?

  15. Sergey
    21 Aug 12

    I can't tell that at this moment

  16. velvora
    28 Aug 12

    i am currently using win 8 pro. whenever i click aero 8 tuner, then nothing happened. i installed my netbook with the same OS with my PC. but on my netbook, aero 8 tuner work very well. can you tell what wrong with my pc??

  17. Sergey
    28 Aug 12

    Somewhat wrong with .NET 4.5 on you PC. On netbook it works properly.
    Aero8Tuner uses .NET 4.5 and that can be cause of your issue.

  18. Anonymous
    07 Sep 12

    @Happy Bulldozer
    This may interest you - but use at your own risk.
    PART 1.

    IN Win8RTM
    1.MUST Install Patchex7-b6 & Select 7
    Install Unlocker 1.9.1
    Install Take Ownership

    IN Win8RTM
    2.Goto C:\Windows\System32
    Right click dwm.exe Select Unlocker & Rename dwm.exeRTM
    Take Ownership Of dwmapi.dll & Rename dwmapi.dllRTM
    Take Ownership Of dwmcore.dll & Rename dwmcore.dllRTM
    Take Ownership Of dwmredir.dll & Rename dwmredir.dllRTM
    Take Ownership Of themecpl.dll & Rename themecpl.dllRTM
    Take Ownership Of themeui.dll & Rename themeui.dllRTM
    Goto C:\Windows\System32\en-US
    Take Ownership Of themecpl.dll.mui & Rename themecpl.dll.muiRTM

    FROM Win8RP
    3.Copy & Paste into C:\Windows\System32
    Goto C:\Windows\System32\en-US
    Copy & Paste themecpl.dll.mui into C:\Windows\System32\en-US FROM Win8RP

    Sign Out & Sign In (Screen Will Be Black) KEEP CLICKING ON SCREEN UNTIL YOU Sign In.
    GOTO PART 2.

  19. Anonymous
    07 Sep 12

    PART 2.

    IN Win8RTM
    5.Goto C:\Windows\System32
    Take Ownership Of uDWM.dll Rename to uDWM.dllRTM
    Copy & Paste uDWM.dll into C:\Windows\System32 - FROM Win8RP
    Start Task Manager & End task - Desktop Windows Manager
    Open Personalization (Pick a Theme) - Windows Color (Pick a Color) - Enable transparency.



    Start Task Manager & End task - Desktop Windows Manager


  20. Anonymous
    27 Sep 12

    thanks for the program, but why when i log out, log in again then i have to re-do the thing again to change the color ??

  21. Sergey
    27 Sep 12

    You need not do that things.
    It works on the fly for me
    I an wondered if it does not apply all settings on the fly for you

  22. Anonymous
    29 Sep 12

    it apply the sittings immediately yes, but even if i save the theme, when i re-start ... the original color comes back again , so is there is a way to save it or it is just for a temp change for the moment only ??

  23. Sergey
    29 Sep 12

    Try to disable autocolorization in 'Color and Appearance' settings
    I guess it causes the issues

  24. Kenzo
    19 Oct 12

    Very glitch when I move the window with transparency enabled

  25. Sergey
    21 Oct 12

    Thanks to the Microsoft for broken DWM

  26. aj
    28 Oct 12

    Are you working on an update?

  27. Anonymous
    23 Nov 12

    thought it was a great idea to try this on the release version of Windows 8; it wasn't.
    no idea what happened but this messed up my DWM, right click and left click won't work, charms and start menu doesn't work going to have to try booting in to safe mode and backing up my files and reinstall Windows 8

  28. Dean
    09 Dec 12

    Thanks so much for this incredible app. It would be great to have the option to set any colour to the window border and any colour to the taskbar. Are you planning to update the app to allow this?

  29. Sergey
    10 Dec 12

    I if figure the way - i will implement it

  30. Anonymous
    19 Jan 13

    Can you round up ALL window corners please!!
    Hate hard square corners..

  31. Azumig
    20 Apr 13

    Esta Muy Bacano

  32. boltozavr
    24 Apr 13

    Thank you for your trouble! But there is a flaw in the program that just angry. When smotrish tours in Tallinn online movies or games are started windows close themselves.

  33. zeroecho
    18 Jun 13

    I really hope you are still working on a solution to changed black title bar text color. This would be so helpful! Thanks.

  34. Az
    27 Jun 13

    Does not seem to work properly with Windows 8.1. The windows cannot be set to while while the taskbar is another color.

  35. tookata
    31 Jul 13

    how to start with windows

  36. Sonicit
    16 Sep 13

    Hi, thanks for this great app. but i tried this on the windows 8.1 RTM and seems to now allow me to make the title bar white while keeping my taskbar black?

    I use to be able to do this on windows 8 with your awesome app.

  37. Sergey
    17 Sep 13

    Windows 8.1 RTM does not have that feature any more.

  38. cristi
    15 Nov 13

    in windows 8.1 rtm it changes color for both taskbar and window border:(

  39. Cool
    21 Nov 13

    Works also in Windows 2012/2012 R2 (Version 6.3).

  40. Very cool
    25 Dec 13

    Wow, it work on Win8.1 x64 enterprise, thank bro!!!

  41. meet
    16 Jan 14

    how to paly animation in aero8tuner press without SHIFT key

  42. Sergey
    16 Jan 14

    It is just not possible.

  43. makotech
    09 May 14

    So I just updated to Win8.1U1, and the tuner no longer saves the settings to registry (properly). Every restart, the window color goes back to default.

  44. Pop
    21 Jun 14

    No longer works. Please update.

  45. menfou
    13 Jul 14

    good job

  46. Anonymous
    17 Jul 14

    one word........." awesome!!!!!!!

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