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One of the new features introduced in Windows 7 is the use of themes to customize the system's appearance in a very easy way. Themes enable you to personalize wallpaper, screensaver, window color and system sounds in just one click. Then, if you want, you can change small details inside the selected theme and create a new custom version of it.

How to: Download and install Windows 7 themes

Themes can be selected from the Personalization window, which you can open by right clicking anywhere on the desktop and selecting Personalize. Switching to a new theme is as easy as clicking the theme's thumbnail. The theme will be immediately applied to your system, so you get the full preview before formally applying it. You can then click on any of the customizable elements at the bottom of the window (desktop background, window color, sounds and screensaver) and change them to suit your taste.

How to: Download and install Windows 7 themes

The best thing about themes in Windows 7 is that you're not limited to the ones that come shipped with the operating system. You can download more from Microsoft by clicking the 'Get more themes online' link in the Personalization window. Simply click the download button under the theme you want to use and download the .themepack file. Once it's on your hard drive, double click it and it'll be automatically applied – and added to the Personalization window under 'My themes'.

How to: Download and install Windows 7 themes

Of course, Microsoft is not the only source of themes for Windows 7. A quick search on Google returns dozens of sites to download themes from and try new styles on your system, like Paul's theme packs, the iThinkDiff collection or the themes in the IntoWindows blog. They're as easy to install as the ones you download from Microsoft.

How to: Download and install Windows 7 themes

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  • Lee |
    01/11/09
    Lee

    I wonder if someone from the windows world can tell me why they put wallpaper on their desk? This has always caused me some confusion, either its a desktop or a wall, but not both lol

    On Mac we always talk of desktop pattern or picture, not wallpaper, just one of many illogical things I never got with windows, but have never heard mentioned before.

  • Lee |
    01/11/09
    Lee

    just had a thought maybe its something to do with windows coming in walls usually, still either drop the desktop metaphor and call it a wall or stop calling desktop pictures wallpapers!

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    [...] 7 Visual Themes Pack is a collection of themes for Windows 7. They all come as themepack files, so installing them on your system is easy as pie: simply extract the ZIP file anywhere on your system, double click any specific theme and [...]

  • Leelany |
    17/08/11
    Leelany

    Awesome! Works fine, No Viruses and Free Download! They all come as themepack files, so installing them on your system is easy as pie: simply extract the ZIP file anywhere on your systemm, double click any specific theme. :) :)

  • jordan |
    11/12/11
    jordan

    how the f* do u do it

  • syafril irma |
    16/03/13
    syafril irma

    no coment

  • TrueBoy |
    22/03/13
    TrueBoy

    download the themepack file, double-click on it and finish.. nope i dont think so.. i have double-click on these theme files but nothing happens.. it shows this message--> http://i49.tinypic.com/313hx55.jpg

  • Deepak Roadies |
    04/06/13
    Deepak Roadies

    awesome ................ Roadies

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