How to Install Custom ThemesTo install custom themes
it is a foolproof operation. First, we need to fix the 3 system files:
To do this, the simplest way is via a patching clients on your computer like Universal Theme Patcher (v1.5). Universal Theme Patcher can be found in the link downloads. After downloading, unzip the file from the Zip archive and in admin user session run either'UniversalThemePatcher-x64. exe' for 64 bits OS or 'UniversalThemePatcher-x86. exe' for 32 bits OS.
You cannot update the file without this action. If you are using Ultrtimate Topme Patchers, simply patch the 3 data by clicking on'patch' on the right side of the screen (for each file). In fact, Ultrtimate themme Patcher even backs up your data so you can revert to its initial state if you need to.
Reboot your computer and you are set to install themes. The installation of themes is actually just to download them and copy them to the right folder. DeviantArt is a great way for me to find topics, there is a whole section that is designed to be easily searchable. However, you can get many results by looking for'Windows 7 Themes' in your favorite browser.
The one thing to keep in mind is that there are two kinds of themes, 'Aero Theme' and 'Custom Themes'. For example, you probably have one that is named Architectural, Character, or Landscape. They do not require any changes to your system file and can even be obtained from the Microsoft website.
As a rule,'Aero themes' will be available in the . topicpack file type. Custom "themes" that can also use Widnow's auto functions (confusing, right?) are usually in a condensed form because there are more than one file to use. When you have a design in this size, you can almost be sure it's a'custom design'; what you just patch to use your system data in.
As soon as you have a topic download, you need to unzip the zipped file into the topic folder that is often under : C: \Windows\Resources\Topics The disk character (C) is defined by the location of your Windows install. If you are going to retrieve the design, be sure to check the readme or developer memos, if available, there may be some specific statements or extra file (s) that completes the design, e.g. a custom Explore, Exect (start button) or Explore Frame color that needs to be used.
When there are no extra directories, you should have at least one.theme directory and a directory with the name of the topic. They are the only two basic prerequisites for the topic to work. In order to use your new design, right-click on the screen and click Personalize. You' ll now be welcomed with a screen where you can modify your design, along with other choices such as your wallpaper, screen color, and screen saver.
Want to find the'Installed Designs' section in the top scrolling window, located under 'My Designs' and 'Aero Designs'. Just click on your topic to adopt it. Hopefully now you can customize a new slim, minimalist look for your desktops!