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Windows 7: How To remove installed themes ...?


21 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How To remove installed themes ...?

plzz guyzz help me out i want to remove installed themes..



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21 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

they are located here C:\windows\resources\themes

not sure if you can just delete them or if the themes had an uninstaller with them.

i dont bother getting rid of my old ones they dont take up much room
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22 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

In the folder C:\windows\resources\themes as boohbah suggested, you are to delete two items. One is the theme folder, and the other is the windows theme file, both for the theme you want to delete.
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22 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Why not simply delete them from the selection screen (the one you showed in your pic)?
Right click on the Theme you don't want anymore and click "Delete Theme"
That obviously doesn't work with the active theme, so if you want that gone make another one active first.

-DG
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22 Jan 2012   #5
Arc

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David, as I have experienced, this action deletes the Windows theme file only, but not the folder that contains the visual style file, languages files, etc.
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22 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Change to a different theme and then right click > delete. You can delete the files for the theme in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
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22 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Archie, I must confess that I never checked if really all files are deleted by that method. The left overs don't really hurt me or my disk space So yeah in that case it's better to "pull the carped under window's feet" and delete those files in ..\Resources\. But make sure you delete the correct files! For inexperienced users my method is simply the safer one.

-DG
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22 Jan 2012   #8
Arc

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You are absolutely right, my friend. Usually the theme files are tiny And leftovers dont hamper anything. moreover, if you delete wrong files, your installed themes will be in trouble.

So, rightclicking and deleting is not a bad option at all. But it doesnt delete it completely.
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24 Jan 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thank you boohbah ............... it help me out.........!!!!
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24 Jan 2012   #10

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no problem, glad to help.
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