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Windows 7: Enable Hidden Themes

31 May 2009   #41
Orbital Shark

 
 

1st page updated with all 8 new regional themes.


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03 Jun 2009   #42
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
1st page updated with all 8 new regional themes.
Add this to your reg file to show and select the wallpaper in the "Desktop Background" options:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\KnownFolders\0
\Windows Wallpapers\MergeFolders]
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-US\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-GB\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-AU\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-CA\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-ZA\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-JP\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-DE\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-CN\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-ES\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-FR\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-KR\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-MX\\Wallpaper"=""
"C:\\Windows\\Globalization\\MCT\\MCT-RU\\Wallpaper"=""

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03 Jun 2009   #43
Orbital Shark

 
 

Nice 1 bum

Update: I don't have the above registry settings but the wallpapers still show in 'Desktop Background'. I'm looking for a way to get them 2 show within it's coutries name, but it's proving a bit resilliant
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03 Jun 2009   #44
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Nice 1 bum

Update: I don't have the above registry settings but the wallpapers still show in 'Desktop Background'. I'm looking for a way to get them 2 show within it's coutries name, but it's proving a bit resilliant
Rename each folder named Wallpaper with it's respective country and do the same for the word "Wallpaper" in each entry in my last post.
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03 Jun 2009   #45
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've been that way round but if you look at the actual folders for the original 5 regional themes, they have their own country folder then the wallpaper files but the theme files only use 'Wallpaper'

The MergeFolders for UK (in my case) also state wallpaper & not 'United Kingdom' it's that bit that's eluding me
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03 Jun 2009   #46
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I've been that way round but if you look at the actual folders for the original 5 regional themes, they have their own country folder then the wallpaper files but the theme files only use 'Wallpaper'

The MergeFolders for UK (in my case) also state wallpaper & not 'United Kingdom' it's that bit that's eluding me
Did you change the word "Wallpaper" in the reg file above? The included wallpapers such as UK (GB) are categorized even without renaming the entry. Run the reg but first change names for added wallpaper only.
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03 Jun 2009   #47
Orbital Shark

 
 

Yeah it works fine mate
Note   Note
i'm just too much of a perfectionist plus i like getting to grips with things 100% LOL
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27 Jun 2009   #48
Orbital Shark

 
 
Update

Update: New/All regional themes added to 1st post.
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27 Jun 2009   #49
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Update: New/All regional themes added to 1st post.
Thanks a bunch Shark! Yea I didn't know "How to" enable this stuff & you made it quite easy for me.
I'm one who loves to customize my OS to make it a one of a kind & to suit my needs...
Now I got all kinds of themes!
Thank you!
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07 Nov 2009   #50
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Umm, I thinks microsoft has released the themes officially. Great effort, though
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