Use Windows 8 Themes With Previous Versions

by Rizwan Baig | Monday, May 19, 2014 | 5379 views

Windows 8Windows 8 ThemesWindows 8 ThemesAfter the launch of Windows 8, we all want to see it on our pc and laptops.All of us want to enjoy the exciting features of Windows 8.If you are unable to buy windows 8 or your pc or laptop cannot bear windows 8 then the good news for you all is that now you can install windows 8 themes on your system and take feel of it.

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Windows 8 ThemesThe new Windows 8 themes are packaged as .deskthemepack files but you can also install them on Windows 7 or XP desktops with a simple trick.

The Windows theme files have a .themepack extension but the Windows 8 specific themes are distributed as .deskthemepack files. Internally, this is just another archive format that you can easily open using the free 7-zip utility.

Install the 7-zip utility and then download any of the .deskthemepack files from the Windows Themes gallery.

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Now rename the theme file and change its extension to .7z (you can just append .7z to the file name). Now you can right-click this files and extract the included wallpapers to your desktop.

Now you can either use these background individually or put them in one folder and then open Desktop Background under the Control Panel. Browse for the folder containing these pictures and select the ones that you would like to use on your desktop.

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