How to customize and install themes on Windows 7 - video tutorial

Customize the means to make something look as you want by customizing a thing or why not even an operating system people reflect their personality, customize the thing that we want to represent us or speak as well what we are.

In this tutorial I chose to talk about how we can customize and install new themes in Windows 7. If versions of Windows XP or Vista that was not available to everyone and it was a pain for beginners because the operating system does not come with many options to customize Windows 7 here was slightly redesigned. Now the new Windows 7 comes with a lot of options to be able to customize not to mention the multitude of themes and gadgets that you can download from the http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads / Custom

What customization options we have in Windows 7?

Well, with a simple right click on the Desktop and then on "Personalize" we will access a window containing 7 themes that Windows 7 comes with
We have a "Get more themes online" button that with a simple click on it we can download a multitude of themes for Windows 7. As far as we know Windows XP came with only 3 large and wide themes (Silver, Green, Blue) without the possibility of to download other themes.
With a click on "Windows Color" in the "Personalization" window we can choose from 16 colors that we can apply to the edge of the windows
By checking or unchecking the box "Enalbe transparency" we can set the edges of the windows to be transparent or not
If we want we can set or adjust the color intensity by dragging left or right the slider "Color intensity"
A click on "Show color mixer" will give us the opportunity to "mix" and play with, the colors of the windows or why not create our own colors for them.

Now that I have clarified what customization options we have in Windows 7, I would like to add that we can also install themes that are not "developed" or made by Microsoft. If we want to install a theme made by third parties, things get a little complicated because we have to patch some files, more precisely a few .dlls (system libraries) with the help of a utility called Universal Theme Patcher. This utility allows us to patch both Windows XP and Vista or Windows 7 and is very useful when the themes we download contain custom shell32.dll files. The Shell32.dll file is a file that contains, among other things, indications and icons that the operating system has. By replacing this .dll with a modified one we can benefit from new icons for hard drive, for My computer and so on. It is also very possible that the new themes come with Fonts that we install very easily by simply copying and pasting in the C: \ Windows \ Fonts folder. That being said, I leave you to watch this tutorial.

Remember, if you have suggestions, complaints or additions do not hesitate to write in the comments box, de-also if you met the comments box a user has a problem and you can help him, do not hesitate to do it, the only way we can do this place better, see the comments box!
Enjoy !

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Comments

  1. I would like and I SiSoftware Sandra tutorial about 2010 can ?? Misto-one tutorial you can do about icons

  2. You were strong with the "swearing" :)). Anyway, well done tutorial, I personally don't really like this customization in the sense that I don't use it, however, there are people who are really "crazy" about it.

  3. Adrian xp everything so if I do? .. and sense to put some fear if we pc weaker .. I slows the system?

    • Adrian xp everything so if I do? .. and sense to put some fear if we pc weaker .. I slows the system?  

      Yes, Windows XP only do the same, looking themes for Windows XP not Windows 7. System does not hinder shell themes. Hampers themes are those themes that installs through some kind WindowsBlind software, or genre comes in kit form or vista vista mizer inspired these themes besides installing your themes, icons and services that will run all the time to maintain theme or activate transparency in windows for example, different docks and gadgets. I highly recommend subjects shell when it comes to customization are the light and you do not install services to maintain the theme.

  4. very much this tutorial, the more I like themes with Windows 7, even if I have Windows XP.

    • very much this tutorial, the more I like themes with Windows 7, even if I have Windows XP.  

      You can make Windows XP look like Windows 7 simply write there on deviantart in the search box (Search) 7 Theme for Windows XP

      • You can make Windows XP look like Windows 7 simply write there on deviantart in the search box (Search) 7 Theme for Windows XP  

        THANK YOU.

  5. COSTEL08_78 said

    Very good tutorialul.Multumesc

  6. vlad cuckoo said

    Adrian use a good xp but how could I do that in Windows 7 you know when you put your cursor over an icon appears in juru cava her how I could do that too?

    • Adrian use a good xp but how could I do that in Windows 7 you know when you put your cursor over an icon appears in juru cava her how I could do that too?  

      As far as I know that "thing" that border around the icons to select can not be in XP. I sit and wonder how these ideas come to you and where from ???? What happened to you on that "edge around the icons when selecting" ??? is it really that important? I honestly don't like it at all, I don't like it at all. Come on I understand… do you want a windows 7 theme for XP, a cursor, icons, or I don't know what else… but do you want a MARGIN that doesn't help you in any way and doesn't matter at all? It may be customization but not really… XP is XP and 7 is 7, you can make them look the same but never identical, you can make them look like you can't make them identical because otherwise there would be no more systems different operating conditions… would be one with multiple customization configurations and that's it.

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    Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huLAAUZ4pf0
    If admin Cristi wants details, I will send an e-mail address.
    Thank you, goodbye.

    • Hello! Want to see an advertisement made by me videotutorial.ro loud?
      Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huLAAUZ4pf0If admin Cristi wants details, I will send an e-mail address.
      Thank you, goodbye.  

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      • Romeo this is a great advertisement of your bravo.Chiar iesit.As and I want to know how you did.  

        It's not that simple, but I can say I used a professional video editing software that requires a lot of knowledge to use it.

  8. May you rock romeo bravo, congratulations! and you can do a videotutorial, who knows .. Thank you Adrian for this tutorial, we'll try the new themes.

  9. very nice tutorial, tutorial expect the change icon. adrian Please I have a question, how you change the bottom bar to put up?

    • very nice tutorial, tutorial expect the change icon. adrian Please I have a question, how you change the bottom bar to put up?  

      right click on the bar and see that "Lock the taskbar" is unchecked, then drag and drop it and take it up or wherever you want. In XP at least that's how it's done.

      • right click on the bar and see that "Lock the taskbar" is unchecked, then drag and drop it and take it up or wherever you want. In XP at least that's how it's done.  

        thanks a lot

    • axelluny said

      very nice tutorial, tutorial expect the change icon. adrian Please I have a question, how you change the bottom bar to put up?  

      right click on the empty space of the bar-> properties-> Tasbar location on screen: -> Bottom-modify-> Top

  10. Very nice and helpful tutorial even though now I want to go to 7 XP. :)

  11. yes nice tutorial!
    On Windows 7 works on Windows XP but I tried exactly aja and goes

    • yes nice tutorial!
      On Windows 7 works on Windows XP but I tried exactly aja and goes  

      I want to let you know that it works, what doesn't work are only the themes, because they are from windows 7, I also said in the comments above, on deviantart you search there in the search box: xp theme or xp themes or themes xp or theme for XP or theme for windows XP… come on you are not 3 years old you can handle.

  12. and f can change quickly and easily icons eg in TuneUp Styler can change any icon or more icoane.sau IconTweaker can use a program and it helps you change icons in Windows.
    Let me give you an example of site where you can find icons very calumea
    .

    • and f can change quickly and easily icons eg in TuneUp Styler can change any icon or more icoane.sau IconTweaker can use a program and it helps you change icons in Windows.
      Let me give you an example of site where you can find icons very calumea

      http://www.iconspedia.com/

  13. hello. I / we installed (having being) windows7. I want to know if it is possible to / make it look and behave like an XP

    • hello. I / we installed (having being) windows7. I want to know if it is possible to / make it look and behave like an XP  

      Yes and it is simply f. If disabled all Aero effects, gageturile service defragmentation firewallu, Windows Defender, which is all you need and you can disable will consume almost as XP, believe me I tried and consumption was almost same, however windows rami 7 eat something extra but not much.
      And if you want to do and look like XP here is a link where you can download the win xp theme 7.Instalarea is the same as the tutorial sus.Eu I tried it and go.

      http://satukoro.deviantart.com/art/Luna-port-to-Windows-7-Aero-136960235

  14. Why copy the fonts there when you selected them all, right click and install?

  15. We and the tutorial icons!

  16. ok, I like the tutorial, but I have not added anything for this tutorial ceum Can you tell me to put on my site (I made a min STECF not wordpress and etc ...), is not to be https http:// :/ /, how could I do??? please, it is very imp for me and I would be grateful if you could tell me OK. THX

  17. vlad cuckoo said

    Adrian, Speaking of themes on microsoft.ro try and write p microsoft.ro Customizing Your only talking about fear there 7 windows or enter this link (Windows only 7)

    • Adrian, Speaking of themes on microsoft.ro try and write p microsoft.ro Customizing Your only talking about fear there 7 windows or enter this link(Windows only 7)  

      I don't see your "idea"… the same thing I showed in the tutorial plus in the presentation text above the tutorial there is a link to what you gave here… What should I do if you don't look at the end - tail tutorial ???

  18. can achieve and a tutorial FoxPro9?

  19. ok, I like the tutorial, but I have not added anything for this tutorial ceum Can you tell me to put on my site (I made a min STECF not wordpress and etc ...), is not to be https http:// :/ /, how could I do??? please, it is very imp for me and I would be grateful if you could tell me OK. THX

  20. ovidiu2010 said

    I would like to do more tutorials on Windows 7, Thanks.

  21. I would like to ask your opinion as well. What do you recommend me to use as maintenance programs for windows 7 between tuneup utilities 2010 and other free programs (revo, ccleaner, defraggler, recuva)… forgive me for posting here I know I shouldn't. But it was the newest article: p

  22. alexandru said

    I pretty please have lost your PC drivers and are beginner driver where to take this basic sound card pls AKM ajutatima I learned to install windowu and I know that I need drivers p [vinegar to give me linked with drivers for Pavement Asus A7N8X-XE

    • I pretty please have lost your PC drivers and are beginner driver where to take this basic sound card pls AKM ajutatima I learned to install windowu and I know that I need drivers p [vinegar to give me linked with drivers for Pavement Asus A7N8X-XE  

      Do you hear my friend? either you are blind… or someone reads in vain what we have on the site… click on Home and on the first page of the site you have the tutorial called "How to download drivers for laptop, netbook, motherboard or any other ASUS device" click on that title and you will get exactly the tutorial you need !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

      GOOD PEOPLE USE THE SITE search engine top right drop down menus USE FILTERS AND ON THE TOP OF THE BLACK USE CATEGORIES, not made HERE to search your place!!!!

      Tutorials are here to do and I look for them if you need, I need them not us!! NEW FOR YOU we do not us, so Finder

  23. drshomeboy said

    Every product has a manufacturer. Any serious HARDWARE manufacturer offers support and drivers for its products. ASUS is a manufacturer of HARDWARE very f-ckin serious => Hocus Pocus, see link:
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=5vee2zoCMBLmLPzP&content=download
    Next time you're confused. Search the manufacturer's website on the net and browse that site for to obtain the necessary information. In most cases you will find what you need;). Keep it real… & remember never to get high on your own supply.

  24. drshomeboy said

    OK… nush what has the link not working… please… sure you get on http://www.asus.com. You choose a country… preferably something with English that you understand when you read. After entering the main index page, top right, in the corner you have a search box. In that box you write A7N8X-XE and by magic you will find what you are looking for. You have a download button there and it displays a page with all the drivers and utilities available for various operating systems.

  25. alexandru said

    Mr. Adrian did not want to upset excuse

  26. Very well done tutorial you must be careful only to him or to others

  27. Ooof! I know it has nothing to do with this tutorial but maybe you can help me with a problem. I would like to put messenger status longer than 40 characters, not even f, 100 is enough and it doesn't work. I found several variants in Google and software and that method with C> Program
    Files> Yahoo> Messenger> Cache> System… and that didn't work either. And I got to the fifth page of Google, so for a few days I struggled in vain, but what I noticed that 90% of people who tried with that patch or other methods did not work; which is true for some of them, they no longer have the restriction. I did exactly as indicated there but it did NOT work. Please if you know and want to help me. Thank you! Please send an e-mail if it is still not related to the topic in your tutorial.

  28. drshomeboy said

    Let's say you succeed and find a chichita to use 100 characters in status. Question: Shouldn't the other friends on your list have the same chichita installed so that they can see the rest of the 60 characters: P? I think so but who knows. If you think you have a lot to say, why put them in a status… make a blog and put the blog link to the status. I think it will be more beneficial for you in the long run: D.

  29. Well, it's not true that I have a lot to say that what I put in the status quo was not my creation but poems taken over and if a man composed them, what should I make a special blog, plagiarize it or what? And poor poetry is not long, I needed 5, 6 more words, I didn't have a hectare. And I asked this thing because I saw that it worked for a few people and no one specified that the others on the list must have that patch so that the status can be read in its entirety, maybe this is logical, but in I don't know how many sites I read and in which it wrote beautifully and convincingly "the solution was found", why no one specified this thing, to say: more suckers, in vain you put this software as everything do you see it ?? Finally… there are so many clever programs and no solution has been found for this thing! Ok, I think of the long status, that it doesn't really exist, despite the "solutions" on the net. It had to be said from the beginning not to shake man like an insect!

  30. sallam i want a tutorial ... how can I put in xp icon win7 especially those of hdd space is showing how hard, I searched but did not find, I hope to help me voi.sall

    • sallam i want a tutorial ... how can I put in xp icon win7 especially those of hdd space is showing how hard, I searched but did not find, I hope to help me voi.sall  

      tzytzy… to change the icons, install icon tweaker after which you have to look for your favorite icon set… good luck!

    • axelluny said

      sallam i want a tutorial ... how can I put in xp icon win7 especially those of hdd space is showing how hard, I searched but did not find, I hope to help me voi.sall  

      It's not nice how you ask, but I think I can help you. PTR xp there are over 200 themes that you can find on the net or you can take them out of a modified xp image (customized) especially in appearance. By installing them you can change those icons. You can also by right-clicking on a folder-> properties-> customize-> choose from the list, or by installing tune up 2010 -> visual style, (animation and effect) -> add-> download visual style from tuneup online. I'm sure you'll find something that will satisfy you.

  31. It pote ImgBurn burn on DVD W7 8.5 G ????? I hope someone knows and give a raspuns.Multumesc Sorin

  32. The tutorial is worth 1.000.000.000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comments without depressing "and in vain" are strong… for us the "little ones" in PC Sorin

  33. dap ms, but I can't find those icons, that's what I'm looking for…

  34. Sall I want to know if you make a tutorial on sum can copy the dll files in windows theme 7

  35. "Axelluny" like I asked? What did you find funny? Tutorial I said I wanted, I had to put myself in the knee? Finally ... ns for advice but I've already found something quite similar to those icons, not quite the same, but are you upset multumit.nu mine.pace

    • "Axelluny" like I asked? What did you find funny? Tutorial I said I wanted, I had to put myself in the knee? Finally ... ns for advice but I've already found something quite similar to those icons, not quite the same, but are you upset multumit.nu mine.pace  

      You don't have to get on your knees but you have to be 7 years old at home. You have to wake up baby and realize that in life no one owes you anything. You have no right to ask and no one is obliged to give you anything! A correct forum would have been: "please if you could do a tutorial related to…" but to say that you want a tutorial? Ok, I ask you too… who are you to want? why would we give you the tutorial you are asking for? Do you think that's how you're going to get far in life? asking without knowing how to say a "please or please nice?" do you think you are higher than the rest of the visitors, do you think you deserve more than the rest of the visitors? And if so, why? what are your merits?

    • axelluny said

      brother you with me? I. As you can see I have no comment on this tutorial??

  36. download does not work when I give big picture appears

  37. :) you make me blush with shame, as you said and you are not obliged to tell me what I want, I said I want a tutorial and I do not think I am the only one who said so, far in life I have already reached disappointment and, I reached my strength no one helped me, anyway, even if I asked nicely you still didn't do so I don't see the difference, you will do what you know… you probably learned with those who barely hold a mouse in their hand and jumped like a burnt,
    respect your work do something unique in our country does not have to kiss your ass for this ...

    what to say, not to be ironic? keep it like this

    • make me red with embarrassment as you said he does not have anyone I Deea what I want, I said I want a tutorial and do not think I'm the only one who has made so far in my life I have already come to your disappointment, and got on My forces did not help anyone, anyway, even if asked nicely everything was not so I do not see the difference, I will make you know ... I'll probably vati learned with those who only hold mouse in hand and Daia skip that burned,
      respect your work do something unique in our country does not have to kiss your ass for this ...
      what to say, not to be ironic? keep up the good work  

      tzytzy even you have not learned anything

  38. TzyTzy said

    Why should I learn? do not see that they are dumb? ;))

  39. Anduw ~ said

    Hello
    I like enormously tutorials yours. Doing an excellent job.
    Keep up the good work!
    And… Adrian: P, I'm looking forward to the tutorial on replacing shell.dll, imageres.dll, user32.dl files on xp.

  40. viorel said

    salut.adrian but i do not go any topic or on the website deviant.art nor by other sites and we proceeded as in tutorial.cand APLC a theme I just change the color of the taskbar, and so, I do not change image no buttons, nothing, do not know what to fac.am windows 7 ultimate.ati could help me please mult.multumesc.

    • Adrian said

      Have you applied the theme I aratato me in tutorial? Did you have UAC enabled when you patch look WinXP as shown by UniversalTheme Patcher? (If you do not know what's that UAC and what I mean see last tutorial posted by cristi on the home page the category Latest)

  41. yes we applied o.uac does not it was activated when I patch look windowsul.mai I watched every tutorial and again does not work.

  42. Good tutorial but what I was interested in me (how to change icons) is not waiting for that tutorial.
    and the app doesn't work for me to download from you tell me 500 - Internal Server Error.

    Anyway good tutorial

  43. and the rest of

  44. I made a topic on the net for windows 7 on the official site but nuh like ami appear there to customize and MRSA go put please help me plss. Thanks in advance!

    • Baby: I made a topic on the net for windows 7 on the official website but nuh like ami appear there to customize and MRSA go put please help me plss. Thanks in advance!  

      Double click on and that's it

  45. Hello.
    Someone managed to make a tutorial showing how to install Icons "that delicate operation" 😀 I'm waiting for a PM on [email protected]

  46. I took that video and I changed the post down but my computer did not changed and many of them please ajutatima

    PLZZZ AJUTATIMA!

  47. PLEASE AJUTATIMA I do not change MY COMPUTER ALL HE ONLY bottom bar changed my Restu NOT

  48. Adrian please tell me how I shell32.dll exchange with other Windows 7 shell32.dll with icons more beautiful! Reply by e mail me please

  49. would be great full tutorial about topics 7 windows icons change color as dll files ... etc.
    thank you

  50. hi… I have a request..can you help me please… I want to replace shell32.dll from windows \ system32 \ shell32.dll because I want to change the icons in windows… I installed a theme and I still have to do this with the replacement from system32 … I hope you can help me I would be grateful… thank you very much hello

  51. But there goes the link to download, says the file was deleted from the Sevar!

  52. would be great full tutorial about topics 7 windows icons change color as dll files ... etc.

  53. Can you give me that theme with "Seven Max Clear Live Black", please? I searched on http://deviantart.com and not found.

  54. AdrianGudus said

    Catalin: Can you give me to me that the theme of "Seven Max Clear Live Black", please? We looked for and not found.  

    Not that Google somehow use than deviantart, right?
    View Google bite!
    But he put in google: Seven Max Clear Live Black
    hit enter, and see you find?

  55. Dany2335 said

    Even Windows Xp Sp-3 get those icons from Windows 7 with white frame transparent that when you put the cursor on it??

  56. weekender said

    Slightly weak, 30 minutes to change a border and a taskbar, which can be changed directly from Personalize as you show towards the end. I expected you to show me how to change the default icons with a new pack of icons…

  57. You could uplodezi again on another site sharing homework? For ex. girlshare. I searched topics on google and deviant art I found frumose themes that I like. Perhaps you fear you in that package. By the way nice tutorial

  58. Adrian could you explain a little what we have to do what another user and nustiu move the folders in it after I changed shell32.dll and imageres.dll
    I did exactly as it said in that readme from the theme "Seven Max Clear Live Black" and it changed without any problems (then I deleted the .old files). I saw in another tutorial that you changed those files and maybe you can clarify me?

  59. giurgiuveanu said

    hello to all I have a request if you can help me too
    I have a locked multiplier CPU DualCore Intel Core processor that is 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9 x 333) and if I want sal unlock and I know that will unlock many thanks to majute sal to all

  60. ionnut2011 said

    sall scz I write here but I 7 windows (without license) and when my period has expired 30 days I no longer sit on the desktop background I look 30 minutes then do I have a question negru.Si I can not change the color to make different color or put a picture? expect an email

  61. is fixed equal pen goes 0

  62. Please nice to me telling me if this program can pathuirea DLLs or Windows system damage would be grateful for your answer

    • AdrianGudus said

      robert:
      Please nice to me telling me if this program can pathuirea DLLs or Windows system damage would be grateful for your answer

      We have not presented and will not present software that damages the system. (By the way, system or windows is all that… windows is just a name of the operating system)

  63. Thank tutorial is good and I appreciate what you do

  64. Sun gives me erroare: The theme not loaded Needed Because one of the theme files Could not be found. This CAN Happen with themes That is not installed or authored Correctly. You SHOULD veify That the wallpaper, screensaver, icons, sounds, and other files are in the correct location.

    Theme: C: \ WINDOWS \ Resources \ Themes \ AeroVG Se7en RTM.theme

    In all this homework im ida erroarea

  65. Kellio said

    Oh brothers can tell me me how is called desktop program that captures Adrian
    I want to use it too.
    [email protected]

  66. Do not know why the taskbar bar is white, even if you apply a theme to this color remains white taskbar

  67. Claudiu Iulian said

    I also have a question… How to move the Toolbar from bottom to top as it is in your tutorial… I also saw on youtube others who had it… but I don't know how to do it…

  68. Adrian Gudus said

    Claudiu Iulian:
    I have a question ... How poatemuta Toolbar dejos up as in Latin Estes tutorial ... I've seen on Youtube so ... darnu pealti careaveau know how seface ...

    Right click on the TaskBar (correct name and not Tool Bar or toolbar) and left click on "Lock the taskbar" then left click on the taskbar and drag the taskbar where you want, up, left or right, like when you drag and drop
    "Trick" is valid for any version of Windows, XP, Vista, 7 or Windows 8

  69. Claudiu Iulian said

    Yes… Sorry I was in a hurry… I didn't write “Taskbar” correctly… please 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  70. good tutorial

  71. where you download?

  72. I just pulled a collection of themes for win xp 7 kind win on fileshare.ro 015-REPACK Cool theme xp themes are beautiful even re-edited

  73. I have a question . Wed taskbar is gray and I have a crappy gray theme that, how can I change it. I think I did any settings accidentally. Thanks in advance for help

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