How do I install a theme for Windows 10/11?

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Let's tell you how to install a theme for Windows 10. The instruction is also suitable for Windows 11, because the process is no different.

It is easy to install the theme itself, it is much more difficult to install various additional resources. First of all, before starting the process, I highly recommend creating a system restore point.

  1. Download and install the "UltraUXThemePatcher" or SecureUxTheme patch on your computerĀ (a new, more secure patch is recommended!). Restart your computer. You need to do this only once, then you will not have to repeat it.
  2. Unpack the archive with the theme in the system folder "Themes": C:WindowsResourcesThemes. Here you need to place a folder with files of the format .msstyles and the file .theme. It looks something like this (see the screenshot).
  3. Open the personalization window. To do this, right-click on the desktop and select "Personalization".
  4. Apply the installed theme.


If the buttons "Theme options" in the window there is no, you can open the personalization panel in any other way.

For example, press Win+S to open the search and type "management panel"in the search bar. Click on the result and you will be taken to the old panel, where everything has been known for a long time.

In another case, you can also press the Win+R key combination and enter the following command, and then click OK:

explorer.exe shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.PersonalizationpageWallpaper


Important!

  1. You can often see the transparency effect in themes. To add it, use the Aero Glass program.
  2. To change the start button, download the Start10 or Classic Shell utility.
  3. To get system permissions, use TakeOwnershipEx, and to configure windows, use OldNewExplorer.
  4. To change the font settings and other system settings, install Winaero Tweaker.
  5. You can arrange icons in the quick Access toolbar (Explorer sidebar) using Quick Access Icon Changer, as well as using Blank It and TBarIconBlanker to hide icons in other areas.

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Vault Boy
Vault Boy
2022.09.07, 20:22
I absolutely do not understand how to install a theme (any). I did everything as it says in the instructions. I placed the contents of the archive in the Themes folder (where the standard Aero theme is located), but it did not appear in the theme selection menu. I decided to find the format files myself .themes and .msstyle, placed in a folder, and then they appeared, but the theme is not displayed correctly - there are no icons, wallpapers and other content - this is understandable. How to put it correctly?
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Anonymous
Anonymous
2022.03.31, 04:09
I need help I followed the steps exactly and it works but the start up menu is the same ( the menu when you press the windows key) what do I do? or did wrong?
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HoleDonuts1986
HoleDonuts1986
2021.10.05, 05:02
go to vsthemes.org click Windows Interface select Windows 10 themes select the theme you want download it and install it as your theme (just reboot)
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Alliline
Alliline
2020.08.28, 00:10
Anonymous, Supplemented his answer with a video of one of the YouTube bloggers. But to answer your question: the problem is that all the topics are very different in their content, because the developers are different. There are no standards and this is normal. 1. Some use NexusDock, others use RocketDock. 2. There is an .inf file in the cursors somewhere, otherwise it is not there. 3. Icons can be in their original form (PNG/ ICO) or with an automatic installer: 7tsp, iPack, and before that, IconPackager in general. 4. The start button can be installed by different software. One is free and the functionality is reduced, the other is paid. 5. The explorer settings are different. Somewhere the elements need to be hidden, otherwise they need to be shown. One theme can be installed without changes, the other one will definitely require OldNewExplorer. In a word, you can't guess. It's always different. As a result: there is no universal instruction and you have to write separately about the installation of each component.
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Alliline
Alliline
2020.08.28, 00:02
Anonymous, This is not the only problem with getting out of sleep mode in the "top ten". Some users lose sound and other miracles happen. There is no universal solution, the problem should be fixed in future updates.
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Alliline
Alliline
2020.08.28, 00:01
Anonymous, the lower band is disabled in the explorer settings. Other elements can be customized using OldNewExplorer.
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anonymous
anonymous
2020.06.11, 03:04
Why torment users, make a detailed video guide on installing themes, effects, and start buttons... they'll just thank you.
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anonymous
anonymous
2020.05.30, 16:07
Anonymous, also interested in this question, I don't know how to fix it. Paranoid Android theme
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anonymous
anonymous
2020.05.18, 10:12
Why does the theme work incorrectly after coming out of sleep mode ? Although if you shut down and re-enable everything ok.
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Alliline
Alliline
2020.05.13, 16:30
Anonymous, you need to patch the system again.
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