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Windows 7: deleting unwanted Windows themes


17 Dec 2011   #1

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 
deleting unwanted Windows themes

Hi, I do not use the nature set, architecture set, and regional set themes that come with Windows 7 Professional and would like to delete them but get no right-click context menu when I try. I have looked in the tutorials and on the web but not found reference to deleting except for files created by the user. Is it possible to delete them please?


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17 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello pawz7

They can be deleted from here C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. You will need to grant full permissions to your administrator account and take ownership of the files first though - Take Ownership Shortcut

Regional Themes can be enabled or disabled here - Enable Hidden Themes

Danny
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17 Dec 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

you will need to merge the take ownership reg key, simply download the file from here Take Ownership Shortcut then navigate to C:/windows/resources/themes right click and take ownership of the themes and delete them. just in case you ever want them, you could keep a back up.
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17 Dec 2011   #4

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 

thank you both -appreciated
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17 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No worries
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17 Dec 2011   #6

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no problem
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