Unlock New Themes in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a few default themes, one of which is for your specific country to show off the nice scenery. Microsoft has made the other countries themes available, but hidden. Here’s how to enable these themes, and view some of the great world scenery.

1. Go to the Control Panel. If you have the basic view, click on Appearance and Personalization. Then click Folder Options. If you have the advanced view, you can just click Folder Options.

2. Click the View tab, scroll down and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

3. Click OK.

4. Browse to the path C:WindowsGlobalizationMCT. You will have 5 folders in there. You can open each one and browse to the “Theme” directory, and double click the theme file in there to install and switch the themes (once it is installed, it will be available in Themes, you don’t have to go to the directory each time).

Available themes: Australia (AU), Canada (CA), Great Britain (GB), United States (US), South Africa (ZA).