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    Themes - Regional

    How to Use the Regional Themes in Windows 7
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    How to Use the Regional Themes in Windows 7

       Information
    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
    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









  1. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
       #1

    Great Tutorial, well done and definitely timely
    Norm
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  2. Posts : 2
    Thread Starter
       #2

    NormCameron said:
    Great Tutorial, well done and definitely timely
    Norm
    Thanks! :)
    Last edited by ollyau; 30 Dec 2008 at 15:53.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
       #3

    why when i load theme (instruction #5) "this windows edition doesnt support any theme" ---) PLS Help
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  4. Posts : 71,709
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    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.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
       #5

    Hi, I a usin win7 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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  6. Posts : 71,709
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
       #7

    Oh.....Anyway thanks brink. I am happy with ur speedy reply.........
    Thanks again.......:)
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  8. Posts : 71,709
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    You're welcome Misty. Sorry about that.
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  9. Posts : 45
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #9

    hi,

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