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Unlock Windows 7 Hidden Themes

February 23rd, 2010 by

We have noticed that many of you, our readers are interested in Windows 7 themes. So keeping up with your demands here is a post to unlock the hidden windows 7 themes.

Windows has a special theme corner for different countries in its theme gallery which. You might have noticed that Windows 7 has a default country theme, for example our US readers might be having a United States theme listed under Aero Themes which is specially built for the Windows fans living in the US.

In this tutorial I will show you how to unlock those themes in your PC. Just follow these steps :-

Aero Themes

Open Windows Explorer.Look for the Organize button located in the upper left side of the window on the top toolbar.

Click the Organize button and select Folder and search options from the drop down menu. Click the View tab. Under the section labeled Advanced settings, look for the value Show hidden files, folders, and drivers and select it.

Look for the value Hide protected operating and uncheck it. If prompted with a popup window click Yes, than click the OK button.

Folder Options

Browse to the path Windows\Globalization\MCT. Upon doing so, you should see five MCT- folders. Each folder represents a different country. Open up a folder of your choice, and open up the Theme folder located inside the according country folder.

You should see that country’s theme as AU, CA, GB, US, ZA, etc… Double click the theme to activate it and add it to your Windows 7 themes library.

Hidden Themes

Active any or all themes that you would like to install by clicking the according theme files via the MCT folders. After you have checked out the new themes, go ahead and change the Globalization settings back for Windows.

Launch Windows Explorer. Click the Organize tab and select Folder and search options from the drop down menu. Click the view tab and reselect Don’t show hidden files, folders, and themes. Also reselect Hide protected operating system files. Click the OK button.

That’s all there is to it. You should now have several new country themes available in your Windows 7 themes library. Right-click on your desktop and select personalize. You should now see your new themes listed.


You Can Download Additional Themes From Official Microsoft Website Here.

New Themes

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