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Windows 7: Windows Themes - Problem with downloading

18 Apr 2013   #1
kwil

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Themes - Problem with downloading

Hi...
I'm running Win7 Home Premium (64-bit) and had no trouble in the past downloading new themes from Microsoft's own site.
As far as I remember, all I did was download and they unpacked themselves and showed with the rest.

I'm clicking 'Personalize' on the desktop>Get More Themes.

Now, I think I read somewhere you don't click 'Save' but 'Open'...to download...Yes/No?
Trouble is which program do you use to Open?

Or is there something simple I'm missing?

Any help would be appreciated


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19 Apr 2013   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

These instructions for Internet Explorer. Notice that these instructions apply to any setup / install file you download from the Internet.



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Installing on your PC, theme pack installed but not saved for future use:
  • On Microsoft Windows Themes page, click Download for the theme you want to install
    Name:  2013-04-19_121621.png
Views: 3
Size:  81.2 KB
  • Select Open
    Name:  2013-04-19_121709.png
Views: 3
Size:  19.5 KB
  • Theme pack will be downloaded to a temporary file on your PC and automatically run after download has finished
  • If presented accept any UAC warnings
    Name:  2013-04-19_121752.png
Views: 1
Size:  20.3 KB
  • The theme will be installed and applied, you will find it under My Themes in Personalization
    -2013-04-19_121918.png



2
Installing on your PC, theme pack installed and saved for future use:
  • On Microsoft Windows Themes page, click Download for the theme you want to install
  • Select Save, choose save location
    Name:  2013-04-19_122844.png
Views: 1
Size:  19.3 KB
  • Theme pack will be downloaded to your selected location on your PC
  • When download has finished click Open to install
    Name:  2013-04-19_122955.png
Views: 1
Size:  15.0 KB
  • If presented accept any UAC warnings
  • The theme will be installed and applied, you will find it under My Themes in Personalization



3
Downloading, installing later:
  • On Microsoft Windows Themes page, click Download for the theme you want to install
  • Select Save, choose save location
  • Theme pack will be downloaded to your selected location on your PC
  • When download has finished click Close
    Name:  2013-04-19_123432.png
Views: 1
Size:  14.4 KB
  • To install double click the theme pack installer
    Name:  2013-04-19_123625.png
Views: 1
Size:  15.3 KB
  • The theme will be installed and applied, you will find it under My Themes in Personalization


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