Monday, March 9, 2009

Unlock & Unhide Windows 7 Hidden Themes for Regional Countries


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Windows 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 contries. Below are three deferent methods to get Windows 7 hidden 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.

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.


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