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Access Hidden Regional Themes in Windows 7



Windows 7 offers you location specific Aero themes based on the language and location you pick during installation.  Here we will take a look at accessing other hidden themes from different countries.

When you first start the Windows 7 installation the first thing you will do is select a language, time and currency format.  This is where Windows determines what themes you’re presented with by default.

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Being from the US I’m presented with location specific themes from the United States with desktop backgrounds such as scenery from Maine, Idaho, Oregon etc.

 

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To access the other international themes copy and paste the following path into the search box and hit Enter.

C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT

 

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In the MCT folder you will find additional themes for Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Great Britain.

 

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You can go in and grab just the Wallpapers…

 

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Or go into the Theme folder double click on the the thumbnail to add it.

 

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Here you can see I added all of them and now they will be available under the My Themes section for when you want to change them around.

 

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This is a neat little trick that will let you customize Windows 7 with hidden themes already available.  Also if you want to get more themes head over to the Microsoft site.

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