DESKTOP THEMES FOR WINDOWS 7 AND 8

HUNDREDS OF THEMES ON THIS SITE HAVE BEEN CONVERTED FOR USE IN WINDOWS 7. LOOK FOR THE WINDOWS 7 LOGO  TO DOWNLOAD THESE THEMES. (Please note that these themes are in "Classic" style and not "Aero" style.)

ALL DOWNLOADED THEMES COME IN A ZIP FOLDER. UNZIP THE FOLDER AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) Cut and paste the THEME FOLDER and the THEME FILE to the following location:

Computer\Windows(C:)\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
(In some versions of Windows 7, there may not be a "Themes" folder at this location. If this is the case, simply create one and call it Themes.)

2.) Cut and paste the 14 (or 15) CURSORS to the following location:
Computer\Windows(C:)\Windows\Cursors

3.) If there is a font in the folder, cut and paste it to the following location:
Computer\Windows(C:)\Fonts

4.) Right click on your desktop, choose "Personalize", find the theme in the list and apply.



DESKTOP THEMES FOR WINDOWS XP, VISTA, ME, AND WIN98

PLEASE NOTE THAT THEMES ARE BEST VIEWED IN WINDOWS "CLASSIC" STYLE AND NOT WINDOWS XP OR VISTA STYLE. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE THEME TO WORK. IF YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP THE XP OR VISTA STYLE, THE COLOUR SCHEME WILL NOT BE APPLIED. TO CHANGE TO CLASSIC STYLE BEFORE INSTALLING THEMES IN XP OR VISTA:

1. Right click on the desktop and click Properties

2. In the Themes dropdown menu choose Windows Classic, click Apply and OK.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS USING DESKTOP ARCHITECT WITH XP, VISTA, ME, AND WIN98

Desktop Architect is an excellent theme management tool that  works perfectly with XP and Vista. It eliminates error messages during installation that are sometimes encountered with XP. Theme installation and desktop personalization using Desktop Architect is quick and easy.


1. Before installing DESKTOP ARCHITECT, create a new folder in C:\Program Files. Call it Plus! (include the exclamation mark) Open this folder and create another folder. Call it Themes. This is the location where you will store all your themes.

2. Download 
"DESKTOP ARCHITECT" at this link: DESKTOP ARCHITECT  Install DESKTOP ARCHITECT.

3. Unzip the theme folder to: C:\Program Files\Plus!\Themes

4. Open DESKTOP ARCHITECT, click the dropdown menu that says "Current Settings" located in the upper left.

5. Click "Other"

6. A new window opens with a dropdown menu at the top that says "Look in". This location should be C:\Program Files\Plus!\Themes by default.

7. Find the theme folder in the list, and double click it to open it.

8. Click the Desktop Architect icon, then click "Open" located in the bottom right.

9. Click "Apply", upper left beside the dropdown menu.

FOR VISTA USERS:
The startup sound will not work and the Network Neighborhood icon will not change. To change the Network Neighborhood icon manually, go to PERSONALIZE and change it from there. You can then save the theme in the PERSONALIZE section, so the next time it is applied all the icons will be there.



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