Saturday, December 19, 2009

32 gorgeous and unique Windows 7 themes

Unlike previous editions of Windows, Windows 7 allows users to customize the appearance of the operating system. Microsoft call it “themes”, although they are not proper themes. It should have been called “color schemes” because that’s what they really are – different color variation of the same basic Windows 7 theme.

If you are looking for REAL themes where every UI element is skinned – taskbar, toolbar, menus, explorer, you have to checkout the creations at DeviantArt. To spare you the troubles of going through hundreds of themes, I have handpicked 32 of the most beautiful Windows 7 themes from the said source.

Note: Please read the notes from the theme creator for instructions and link to wallpaper, icons etc. Basic instruction on how to apply a theme is provided at the end of the collection.

Verdesh SteelFlash

Verdesh_SteelFlash_For_Win7

Aero Hilled

Comes with 4 different colored shellstyles and includes several extras:

- new sidebar that can be customizable with sidebar styler
- stacks
- logon changer

Aero_Hilled_for_Win7

Clearscreen Glass 7:

Clear_Glass_7

Clearscreen Sharp

Clearscreen_Sharp_for_Windows7

dESATURATED

Even without colors this theme looks great. I suggest using this with a selectively colored wallpaper to add contrast.

dESATURATED_for_Windows_Seven

OS Windows Snow 7

Pack contains two variations of the theme.

OS_Windows_Snow_7

Gaia09

Very mild colors and a totally different Start Menu.

Gaia09_VS_1 Gaia09_VS_2

SiCo

- New start panel line
- New black style shellstyle
- New user picture frame in start panel
- Brand new taskbar with curved corners
- Glow text on taskbar and start panel
- Top Shellstyle for Explorer and Games Folder
- New Media Player Buttons
- and many more

SiCo_for_Win7

ThaImpact VS

A stunning dark theme.

ThaImpact

Gel XP Blue

Gel_XP_Blue_For_7

Gold Glass

Gold_Glass_style_theme

Islander Tango 7 

Islander_Tango_7

Kenpske

kenpske

Kiilki

Kiilki_VS_for_7

Longhorn 7Air

Longhorn_7Air

X2 Windows 7 Alpha 1

Slick minimize/maximize/close buttons.

X2_Windows_7_Alpha

Lumens

Lumens_for_Windows_7

Luna Royal

Windows XP Royal theme for the old school look.

Luna_Royal_for_Win7

Windows 7 Skull

Windows_7_Skull

Metal-X for Windows 7 64 bit

Metal_X_for_win_7

Mystique M1

Mystique_M1_for_Windows_7

Plainer than plain

This is Windows 7. Believe it.

Plainer_than_plain_by_blland 

Soft7 1.8

Soft7_1_8_for_Windows_7

Soliq VS MOD

A nice Mac OS X clone.

Soliq_VS_MOD_for_Windows_7

Victorian Glass 7

The Explorer border is etched with flowery designs and comes with a cool Aer Peek background.

Victorian_Glass_7

Vista VS for Windows 7

If you love Vista so much, use this.

Vista_VS_for_Windows_7

Windows 7 XP Themepack

Windows XP styled theme for Windows 7.

Windows_7_XP_Themepack

Win7-Blend

Win7_Blend_for_Windows_7_v1_8

Wood Works

Screenshot really can't do it justice. install it if you want to see it proper.

Wood_Works

X2 Windows 7 Pre Beta

X2_Pre_Beta_For_Windows_7

Ezlo port to Windows 7

Ezlo_port_to_Windows_7

Alternative

Alternative_for_Windows_7

If you liked this, you will also like this collection of another 20 Windows themes

How to apply a theme

  1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"). UAC must be turned off.
  2. After the patch does the job, restart the computer to take effect.
  3. Extract contents of the downloaded archive file into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and double-click on .theme file.
  4. Restart to make sure everything works properly.

Fresh new collection

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Other Themes:

Windows XP themes and another 25
25 beautiful Windows Vista themes

23 comments:

  1. Awesome collection of themes. Very pleased!

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  2. can any help me please.. how can i download these themes

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  3. thanks you alot, many beautiful themes i love it

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  4. These files are spam. Nobody could find any theme file...just get these crap out of here!

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  5. nice topic
    for more themes visit http://win-7themes.blogspot.com/

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  6. nice
    if you want to get more themes visit http://blog.lenycom.com/index.php/archives/2812

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  7. @sagar: download link is on the left, dumbass.

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  8. Thaaa...is not spam file....is a .7z file extension. .7z is a microsoft program for archive. for unpack this file use 7z unpacker........sorry for my bad english.

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  9. For free premium windows 7 themes visit http://themefor7.co.cc/wordpress

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  10. Is there a possibility we can have all the themes zipped in a file as a collection? That would be easy to download. It is difficult to download each theme. BTW, use default Windows 7 themes,as they're more error free prone. Can I leave a link about my new Windows 7 blog here. http://www.windows7port.com

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  11. You people are idiotic, it's not spam, i'm using them right now. you just need to use 7zip to unpack them, and then follow the freaking instructions to install them. how dumb are you that you can't even follow instructions, and have to resort to spamming this page's comments with your dumbass remarks about how it 'doesn't work' but it does, so stfhu and go away.

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  12. you guys are all haters ... this stuff works like spartacus

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  13. There are some really good themes on this website:
    http://www.wmlcloud.com/windows/30-amazing-windows-7-themes-and-theme-packs/

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  15. Shanuka WickramasinghaJanuary 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    VERY Awesome Theme collection!.......

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  16. @Rapid $nake: Thanks for reminding. Cleaned up some of the comments.

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  17. its an awesome theme for the unit,,, thank you nice one

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  18. All down, apparently. You may want to update your links.

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  19. most look really ace,and i will try them a.s.a.p..if the themes links are now fixed.only assuming their broke by going off anonymous post above that they don't work at the minute,but they sure look fabulous to "MY"! eye's..congrats to who/how these were done..NICE!!!!!.....

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  20. hey after i istalled the theme the desktop turned blank >>>>

    YYy??

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