Enable hidden Aero Lite Glass Theme in Windows 8 with Aero Lite Tweaker

A new tweak has been found in Windows 8. There is an a theme called Aero Lite Glass. Aero Lite theme is expected to be the alternative theme for Windows 8 users with low-end hardware. In short, just as you have the Aero Basic theme in Windows 7, you will have the Aero Lite theme in Windows 8.

WinUnleaked.tk has posted this find today, where they have shown how you can enable the Aero Lite Glass theme.

To do so, navigate to your System32 folder and launch WindowsAnytimeUpgradeResults.exe. Thats it. Your Windows 8 will now display the Aero Lite Glass theme.

Windows 8 Aero Lite Tweaker

Our developer Paras Sidhu has also developed a small app Windows 8 Aero Lite Tweaker that will let you quickly enable Aero Lite Glass theme. It works in Windows 8 RTM Final version.


UPDATE: This app was based on a bug or loop-hole of windowsanytimeresults.exe in Windows 8 RTM. But this has been subsequently patched by Microsoft, as a result of which this app will not work now.

We recommend that you backup the original theme before enabling the Aero Lite theme as there currently appears to be no way of reversing the changes.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Dreamcaster23

    The WindowsAnytimeUpgradeResults.exe trick didn’t work at all for me, Just said my Upgrade was complete.

  2. irfan Güllü

    Thanks for the share

  3. Erick Paluan

    It’s the same with me

  4. Is it possible to disable Aero completely on windows 8?
    What about making windows 8’s explorer to look like windows 7?

  5. EmixX

    Didn’t work…

  6. Some1

    Does NOT work on 8 RTM

  7. Jeepjockey

    WindowsAnytimeUpgradeResults.exe is not even there in the Enterprise version, which thinking about it is probably to be expected 8-(

  8. Jkiu

    not working on win 8 pro wmc orginal


  9. mluppov

    Doesn’t work.

  10. Gdm

    NOthingWork on Win8ProJap 2013.2.1 :p
    holy st!

  11. Paras Sidhu

    The app is based on a bug (or easter egg) in Windows 8. But It now has been fixed in later versions of Windows. Thats why the app is not working.

  12. Evgeny Tumanov

    didnt work ))

  13. Dennis Mus Chama

    dint work for wind8 “wake”

  14. Helper

    try going into your main themes cope the aero theme onto your desktop. Change the name of the theme to aerolite.theme . open it with notepad then change the name in there to “AeroLite”. then go to visual styles and change the aero.msstyles to aerolite.msstyles, save it and put it put into the themes folder. After you go into personalization again you should see it

  15. win xp user

    Doe this work with windows 8.1 Official Release?


    Its no working in Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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