One of the things that interest users when a new version comes out is its Windows look. Since the leak of Windows 7, many users love to try out all the themes inspired under the new version.
How Do You Make the Activations?
The theme system under Windows 7 is interesting and awesome. It is preloaded with 5 different themes and can be further configured according to the preference and taste of the user. However, not many people are aware that there are many region-based themes hidden inside Windows 7.
Windows 7 has regional themes options for different countries, namely Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and South Africa. For the meantime, only five English-speaking countries have them but in the future other countries shall be added. The Windows 7 hidden themes are nothing more than color and wallpaper combinations for now.
To be able to unlock the hidden regional themes in Windows 7, the user can do the following:
First, he can open Windows Explorer and click Organize. He can select Folder and Search Options.
Second, he can go to View tab and select Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drivers. Then, uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files. If prompted with confirmation, the user must click Yes and then click Ok.
Third, he can browse to the following folder: \Windows\Globalization\MCT\. It will show you five folders, which represents the settings for each region. The user must select the folder that he wants to activate.
Fourth, he can open the Theme folder inside the selected folder and double click on the XX.theme file to apply the theme to the Windows 7 desktop system.
Once the user has activated the theme, it will be remembered and saved into the Personalization option so that he can change he theme if he wants directly from Personalization settings screen.