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Themes - Regional

How to Use the Regional Themes in Windows 7
Published by ollyau
30 Dec 2008
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How to Use the Regional Themes in Windows 7

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This tutorial will show you how to use the other regional themes in Windows 7.

The Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions do not have the Personalization features included in them, such as changing and saving themes.

Tip   Tip
For free themes and desktop backgrounds from Microsoft, see: Personalization Gallery - Windows themes, backgrounds and gadgets - Microsoft Windows



Here's How:
1. Unhide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.
NOTE: This will be steps 2 and 4 at that link.

2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT. (See screenshot below)
Themes - Regional-capture1.png
3. Open a MCT-(AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) folder for the regional theme that you want. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: AU (Australia), CA (Canada), GB (United Kingdom), US (United States), and ZA (South Africa).

4. Open the Theme folder in the selected region folder. (See screenshot below)
Themes - Regional-theme_folder.jpg
5. Select (double click) the .theme file to load it. (See screenshot below)
Themes - Regional-theme_file.jpg
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to add any other theme.

7. Once you select a .theme file, Windows 7 will load it so that you will be able to change or select this theme again from within the My Themes area in the Personalization window. (See screenshot below)
Themes - Regional-my_themes.jpg
8. Hide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.
NOTE: This will be steps 3 and 5 at that link.

9. If you want to add the theme to the Aero Themes area instead in the Personalization window below, then see this post by Orbital Shark (aka: Jeff) for how.
Themes - Regional-capture1.jpg
Enjoy the regional themes in Windows 7!

Orion






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30 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Great Tutorial, well done and definitely timely
Norm

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30 Dec 2008   #2
ollyau

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
Great Tutorial, well done and definitely timely
Norm
Thanks!
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14 Mar 2011   #3
whomiraclachie

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

why when i load theme (instruction #5) "this windows edition doesnt support any theme" ---) PLS Help
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14 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Whomiraclachie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions do not have the Aero feature included in them. The Aero feature includes themes and Personalization. You will not be able to change your theme like this.

The tutorial below will allow you to be able to change your desktop background wallpaper though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
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25 May 2011   #5
mistymount123

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Hi, I a usin Windows 7 home basic x4 bit OS, when i try to do the above, it says this version of windows doesnt suppor themes. What to do??
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25 May 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Misty,

Unfortunately the Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions do not have the Personalization features which include themes.

You could use a 3rd party program like WindowBlinds (not free) to create custom themes, or upgrade to a higher editition of Windows 7 for the themes feature.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 May 2011   #7
mistymount123

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Oh.....Anyway thanks brink. I am happy with ur speedy reply.........
Thanks again.......
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25 May 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Misty. Sorry about that.
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19 Mar 2013   #9
qwertymikey

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hi,

can someone pls upload the themes and wallpapers, i only have spain and mexico
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