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Download New Themes in Windows 7

If you want to spice up your desktop easily in Windows 7 a good method is changing the Theme. If you’ve already exhausted the default Themes included in the OS, you might want to download new ones. Here we take a look at easily downloading new Themes from Microsoft’s Personalization Gallery.

To download new Themes right-click on the Desktop and select Personalize.

1 theme

Then under My Themes click on Get more themes online.


That takes you to Microsoft’s site where you can select from a variety of New and Featured themes from the Personalization Gallery.


Now you can open and apply the theme right away, or save a bunch of them for use later.


Here are examples of the Avatar and Gears of War Themes.



For more information on Themes check out our Learning Windows 7 post on Desktop Themes and Backgrounds. Have fun!

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 02/9/10

Comments (9)


    how to enable aero on 32mb display

  2. Ejmin

    on 32MB´display? AERO will never work on 32mb.. .

  3. erion

    how too install windous 7

  4. arks

    why i dont have personalize button?????

  5. avok95

    you dont have personalize cz maybe your running windows 7 STARTER which come standard with all netbooks
    in this site there is a page called how to build a pc…in this tutorial GEEK explains how to install Vista
    do the exact steps and you can work things out
    you can NOT enable aero on a 32mb display
    bt if you want to try some stuf try downloading your latest VGA driver
    if you are using onboard you can go to your BIOS and change its GRAM to more like …256 or 128
    and btw if your ram is 512 or 1gb i don’t recommend you to run 7 or Vista you should downgrade to XP

  6. behnam


  7. tshhepo

    how to change the build in themes of windows stater and download new thems

  8. JEWEL


  9. hossein


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