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Windows 7: May I please apply my .Theme file from XP to Win7?


28 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
May I please apply my .Theme file from XP to Win7?

Since having to replace my XP tower with a Win7pro one, I've been trying to apply the .Theme file from my old hard drive to no avail. I get the message I can't apply it to my Windows 7 desktop, and can neither find a way to check its settings. After pasting it into the Windows/Resources/Themes folders, it still doesn't appear in the control panel. I'd be so happy if only I could at least salvage the textured wallpaper I had as I've found nil remotely resembling it. Is there anybody out there who can please assist me with applying it to Windows 7?

Many, many thanks!

Shel

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28 Dec 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Forget it, it's not usable in Windows 7. You can open the blabla.theme in notepad and see what's in. There is a line like:

BackgroundImage=C:\somefolder\yourbackground.jpg

So the background image is really C:\somefolder\yourbackground.jpg
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28 Dec 2013   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I see your post here also Transfer old Windows Classic display theme to Windows 7 machine?

I can help get the .theme to work but I think the wallpaper will be in the XP tower.
Zip up your .theme file and post it here and I will look at it.

Jerry
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30 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Wallpaper Woes

Thank you both so dearly for your help! I found the two wallpaper images I haven't had to live w/o for the past decade up until now. They're .bmp files from my old hard drive, but become a fuzzy blur when I set them as my desktop background. Please pardon my naÔvety, but is the procedure for setting a .bmp image as desktop wallpaper supposed to be this painful? After successfully accessing my .Theme settings through Notepad, I think I can tweak a comparable theme out of Windows 7 if my wallpaper would just set now w/o distorting all over my screen.. Is there a simple solution to this problem? I've zipped both these .bmps up together and am posting them here in hopes you can assist me with this as well..

I appreciate any pointers you have for me a great deal--thank you kindly again and again!

Shel


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File Type: zip XPwallpaper.zip (51.6 KB, 8 views)
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30 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

All you have to do is set the wallpaper to TILE, rather than stretch to fit the screen.
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30 Dec 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Also those images are real small, 1 is only 160 x 160 pixels and 2 is 256 x 256 pixels you should try to find images that are closer to your screen resolution.

Jerry
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30 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

MissT, download this zip file to your desktop.
Right click it and choose "Extract here" using WinZip or 7-zip.
Copy & Paste both the MissT folder + the 2 MissT_1.theme + MissT_2.theme files to...
C:\windows\Resources\Themes
Apply & enjoy.

Jim


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File Type: zip MissT.zip (53.7 KB, 8 views)
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