Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 Hidden Themes

Windows 7 ThemesWindows 7 Themes and wallpapers are amazing as compared to Windows vista. Microsoft windows 7 has default 5 theme but Windows 7 beta 1 build 7000 onwards has several hidden & locked themes provided for regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa.

Since these hidden themes are installed along with your Windows 7 installation you can unlock/unhide these hidden Windows 7 Themes for regional countries. Below are three different methods to get Windows 7 hidden themes.

Screenshot of Default Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 Default Themes

Method 1: Steps to Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 hidden locked Themes

1. Unhide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files from Windows explorer -> Organize -> Folder and Search Options -> view tab
2. Navigate to C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT.
3. Open a MCT-(AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) folder for the regional theme that you want.
NOTE: AU, CA and ZA regions all have the same themes though.
4. Open the Theme folder in the selected region folder.
5. Select the .theme file to use it.
NOTE: Once you select a .theme file, Windows 7 will save it so that you will be able to change or select this theme again from within the normal Personalization window location.
6. Hide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.
7. Enjoy your new regional themes!!

Method 2: Using windows 7 Search (Simplest Method)

1. Go to \Windows\winsxs Directory
2. Search for *.theme.
Winsxs Themes
3. Double click themes with name in the format of XX to apply and save the theme.

Method 3: Registry Entry

1. Open notepad and copy past the following lines
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\KnownFolders\Windows Wallpapers\MergeFolders]
2. Save file as allregional.reg on desktop.
3. Double click on allregional.reg to add above registry entry.
4. Now you can access all Windows 7 Hidden & Locked Themes via right clicking on desktop and personalize settings.
We have created allregional.reg file for you, Download allregional.reg and run it on your machine and access hidden Windows 7 Themes instantly.

Screenshot of Unlocked – Unhide Windows 7 Hidden Themes

Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 Hidden & Locked Regional Themes

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