The revert8plus project is out to change the interface of Windows 8/10/11 to Windows 7 or Vista using one command

The revert8plus project is out to change the interface of Windows 8/10/11 to Windows 7 or Vista using one command

Tech Stuff has published a Revert8Plus experimental project on GitLab to change the Windows 8/10/11 interface to Windows 7 or Vista with a single console command (powershell irm revert8plus.gitlab.io | iex). In this case, Windows Media Center also becomes available,

Code revert8plus.gitlab.io

if (! ([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator)) { Start-Process PowerShell -Verb RunAs ‘-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12;irm revert8plus.gitlab.io|iex’; exit; } [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12 if ([Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Build -in @(9200, 9600, 10240, 10586)) { Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing ‘revert8plus.gitlab.io/curl.exe’ -OutFile “${env:temp}\curl.exe “Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing ‘revert8plus.gitlab.io/curl-ca-bundle.crt’ -OutFile “${env:temp}\curl-ca-bundle.crt” Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing ‘revert8plus.gitlab.io /7za.exe’ -OutFile “${env:temp}\7za.exe” & “${env:temp}\curl.exe” -L “https://archive.org/download/revert8plus/Windows%% 207.7z” -o “${env:temp}\Windows7.7z” Remove-Item “${env:temp}\curl.exe” Remove-Item “${env:temp}\curl-ca-bundle.crt ” if ([Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Build -ne 9200) { Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath “${env:temp}\Windows7” ​​} & “${env:temp}\7za.exe” x “${env:temp }\ Windows7.7z” -o”${env:temp}\Windows7″ ​​Remove-Item “${env:temp}\Windows7.7z” Remove-Item “${env:temp}\7za.exe” & cmd /c “%temp%\Windows7\setup.bat” exit; } Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force|Out-Null Set-PSRepository -Name ‘PSGallery’ -SourceLocation “https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2” -InstallationPolicy Trus Name 7Zip4PowerShell -Force Start-BitsTransfer -Priority Foreground -RetryInterval 60 -Source “https://archive.org/download/revert8plus/Windows%207.7z” -Destination “$env:temp\Windows7.7z” Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath “$env: temp\Windows7” ​​​​Expand-7Zip -ArchiveFileName “$env:temp\Windows7.7z” -TargetPath “$env:temp\Windows7” ​​​​Remove-Item “$env:temp\Windows7.7z” -Force cmd / c “%temp%\Windows7\setup.bat”

The first stable version of Revert8Plus requires disabling the anti-tamper protection in the Windows Defender settings in the Windows 11 security system, the utility will automatically disable this option when running in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. In addition, Secure Boot must be disabled to fully launch the utility.

“Disabling Secure Boot and changes to EFI are required to change boot logo on start screen on Windows 7 using HackBGRT (this hack is not vulnerable to LogoFAIL). Windows Defender must be disabled so that it does not block or delete the data required for the utility to work, and after Revert8Plus is launched, the defender is turned on again. Disabling the defender is a temporary measure and will not be in the second version. Administrator/trustedinstaller level permissions are also required to replace many files in the Windows folder, such as icons, built-in programs, sounds, tray applets, themes, menus, cursors, and more. In the second version of the project, everything will be improved, options are available to choose what you want to activate and what to skip,” Tech Stuff clarified.

Author’s explanation of this project:

Experts from Neowin explained that the project is still under development, it can be tested at your own peril and risk on a regular PC, but it is better to run it in a virtual machine first, for fun, to remember how it was possible to work in the old interfaces of Windows 7 or Vista.

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