Here's my first attempt to make a custom Windows OS. Aero17 - (M3 Coming Soon)

WARNING: M1 build is deleted

DEVELOPMENT is very slow because of COVID-19 (yet it happen again) and i coughed too fucking many times. (due to rain) and sometime cold.

Here’s the dl link:
M1 build:
(deleted, and scrapped, archived by one of my friends).

M2 build (Office 2010 is pre-installed):

M3 build:
(skipped, its use NTLite Unattend but its still have Getting Ready bug)

M3.5 build (idk about Getting Ready stuck bug but here):
(wait for it) Download link: (my network is very slow so i cant upload too much stuff)
M1 (not available)


pls README.txt before install, and to skip the broken OOBE.

M3.5 (will release once all Windows updates are installed):


hmm all great but need change buttons :thinking:

good work!

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  1. why is the build number 1809
  2. this looks like windows 7 with a background, is there anything unique here that i’m missing?

Why are you so pessimistic? Is there something here I’m missing?

not all button are changeable, including the font itself, and idk how to use FontForge so if i use Windows 7 font on it then the clock will broke and will show [] instead of :.

Meanwhile at OldNewExplorer:

decided to put version 1809, so the program won’t cause problem with it.
Most program and including Bing Wallpaper may identify it as Windows 7 and will not allowing program to install Windows 10-only programs, such as Bing Wallpaper, etc…

Also its based of LTSC 2019.

And I had to include Microsoft Store + OneDrive (im not putting bloatware on it at all)
in order to sysprepping properly.

looks like i was trying to find a way to sysprep LTSC without errors.

oh, ok

Development is now paused rn, my main PC died due to RAM slot broke for no reason, got 1 BSOD and now it wont boot due to RAM.

Hopefully i will trying to change all stuff to make it more like 7

You can get like 16 or 8 i think and place it on a working ram slot

my motherboard has only 2 slots, DDR3, have two 4GB RAM.
both broke, but even i try reinsert many times and nothing worked, my hands even hurt so bad after this.

I fixed the RAM by swapping.

these buttons ARE changeable, you need to enable the alternate style when installing oldnewexplorer, besides, don’t use the start orb startisback includes, it’s not accurate:
Bitmap6805.rar (15,3,KB)

yes i did enable the alternate style, but i changed the dll file (using Resource hacker) for the OldNewExplorer and its now look like this (in the screenshot) for some reason.

yeah because you shouldn’t modify the dll file for oldnewexplorer

all right now theres a problem when i start sysprepping and its always show unattend answer file error shit.

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besides use sagorpirbd’s 7 theme for 10 as it includes everything you probably need

ok, also unfortunately i have to fix something on my windows 8.1 (customized with StartIsBack++)

First, on today it cannot access Google due to certificate error (in Pale Moon).
Second, if i tries to transform it to Windows 8 DP, replacing dlls with CustomizerGod (TwinUI.dll and basebrd.dll) got Windows Deactivated and you cannot reactivate unless sfc /scannow, The PC Settings app show a blank error message. (This also affected Windows 9 from

Oh wait, i remember that I already used Sagorpirbd 7 Theme, but the OS refused to load some button UI. (only some of them are working)

nvm i actually used WIN7TBAR theme, so yeah, but i had to fix the build again because i cant even fix the goddamn very hard oobe shit that causing the unattend error.

and including the Setup bug caused the device driver is missing (you can bypass this by insert a Aero17 M2 DVD/USB/ISO and then Accept term, switch back to Aero17 M3 DVD/USB/ISO and install as normal.), i will try to fix it on NTLite.

Gonna replacing the Segoe UI font with the one in Windows 10 PE (i mean the Setup PE one).
not sure if its working