I'm not sure either considering I've never see an application windows refuses to install work the way it's supposed to if then installed in compatibility mode.
Windows 8 has been touted by a lot of PC journalists as a more refined Windows 8.1, and while that may be true from a GUI/user experience perspective, it is most certainly not the case from a coding perspective. You have to look no further than simple vbs scripts for creating a restore point, which worked fine under windows 8/8.1, but of which don't function on Windows 10 using the same arguments as have been applied to the last 3 OS versions.
It is NOT recommended to install WindowBlinds on Windows 10 until Stardock has either released an update to WindowsBlinds8 (unlikely) or releases WindowBlinds 10 (more likely).
With that being said, users can backup this Stardock registry key on Windows 8:
Users should be able to merge it into Windows 10 without issue. This will allow users to keep their customized UI colors, with the exception of explorer/toolbar backgrounds.
- Obviously, transparency, if utilized, will be lost
- Some custom colors will not apply, however other Windows Registry keys can be modified to attempt to change them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors
Above all else, BACKUP REGISTRY KEYS PRIOR TO EDITING via right click - export
For transparency, users can experiment with AeroGlass, which is what was used on Windows 8 to achieve transparency prior to the WindowBlinds 8 release:
For customization of the explorer and toolbar backgrounds:
- Users will have to manually edit windows theme files:
- For example, those located within: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero
- Again, prior to doing so, backup the files
- There are guides and tutorials online with how to edit theme resource files.
Please keep a backup of theme once completed as running either of these commands will replace the files you edited:
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- sfc /scannow