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26 Awesome Windows 7 Themes

Windows 7 is the first ever operating system from Microsoft that has been developed largely by keeping user feedback in mind. It is much more faster and better looking than Vista. If you are one of those users looking to upgrade or buy Windows 7, then you should definitely look out for some custom made themes. Today we present you 26 of the best, most refreshing themes created by DeviantArt users.

Note: If you like these themes, you might also want to take a look at our collection of Windows 7 wallpapers. Visit our HomePage to find useful freeware and tips on Windows 7.

Downloading these themes is simple. Click the theme that you like to head on over to the designer’s page, where you will find the installation details along with other information. The download link should be in the left sidebar of the designer’s page. I am sure you’ll enjoy them all.

Windows 7 Skull Visual Style by ~TheDarkenedPoet

Windows_7_Skull_Visual_Style_by_TheDarkenedPoet

Woodstock Windows 7 Theme by ~Markus-Deviant

Woodstock_Windows_7_Theme_by_Markus_Deviant

Purity 7 by ~caeszer

Purity-7-Windows-7-Theme

ThaImpact VS for Windows 7 RC by ~DjabyTown

ThaImpact_VS_for_Windows_7_RC_by_DjabyTown

Underoath Theme for Windows 7 by ~bobmat4

Underoath_Theme_for_Windows_7_by_bobmat4

Windows7 Black Transparent by ~pegass

Windows7_Black_Transparent_by_pegass

Aerosnap 7 Theme by ~Freak180

Aerosnap_7_Theme_by_Freak180

OnlyBlack Windows 7 RC theme by ~tonev

OnlyBlack_Windows_7_RC_theme_by_tonev

AeroLighting For Windows 7 by ~neodesktop

AeroLighting_For_Windows_7_by_neodesktop

Shine 2.0 for Windows 7 by ~zainadeel

Shine-2.0-Windows-7-Theme

Lumens for Windows 7 by ~alkhan

Lumens_for_Windows_7_by_alkhan

Desk 09 with New Windows 7 OS by ~Dr-Bee

Desk_09_with_New_Windows_7_OS_by_Dr_Bee

Alternative for Windows 7 RC by ~oliver182

Alternative_for_Windows_7_RC_by_oliver182

7Pro Final for 7 ~krissirk

7Pro-Final-for-Windows-7-Theme

Aero Diamond for Windows 7 x64 by ~alkhan

Aero_Diamond_for_Windows_7_x64_by_alkhan

Heart Windows 7 Theme by ~soffl

Heart_Windows_7_Theme_by_soffl

Theme For Winodws 7 by ~Arturik1988

Theme_For_Winodws_7_by_Arturik1988

Adagio Theme for Windows 7 by ~RajTheeban95

Adagio-Theme-for-Windows-7

Clean Green Windows 7 Theme by ~J-MGraphics650

Clean_Green_Windows_7_Theme_by_J_MGraphics650

Macos X for Windows 7 by ~ZEUSosX

Macos-X-Theme-for-Windows-7

Windows 7 Simple Black Glass by ~feliipetaumaturgo

Windows_7_Simple_Black_Glass_by_feliipetaumaturgo

Natural by ~phS2

Natural_by_phS2

Waterbomb and Windows 7 by ~Adrenalize81

Waterbomb_and_Windows_7_by_Adrenalize81

Windows 8 VS for Win7 by =fediaFedia

Windows-8-VS-for-Win7

Luna port to Windows 7 -Aero- by =Satukoro

Luna-port-to-Windows-7

Windows 7 with Classic Theme by ~RainingSkies

Windows_7_with_Classic_Theme_by_RainingSkies

So which one do you plan to install? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy!

If you don’t plan to shift to Windows 8 any time soon, but love its new Metro look, you might also want to take a look at our very own Metro-style Windows 8 wallpapers. If you do, check out our compilation of Windows 8 themes.

488 Comments

  1. I bought a Windows 7 product key from ODosta Store
    Which worked perfectly to activate my operating system, So I’m so excited to share my experience here. Their customer service is 1st class and I will definitely be recommending this site.
    Now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 but now know how its possible. Please mention the steps in detail.

  2. The only two worth it was simple glass black and only glass. And where is kuro theme is really awesome and a must have, I forgot the owner name but you could search in devianart for it and black mamba if you want to change the cursor for something more smoother. Thanks for the list.

  3. thanks a lot bahi………………………………………………..!——————————–!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-

  4. HI, I WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS COZ THEY ARE SO COOL BUT I M NOT GETTING ANY OPTION TO DOWNLOAD THIS….PLZ FURNISH ME WTH THE STEPS

  5. This themes are just awesome!!!

    but i want to tell you that some links are broken, i noticed is for theme 
    Lumens For Windows 7 By ~Alkhan.
    Hope you will fix it soon!

  6. !!CRAP!! themes. give me proper one’s like windows XP where every thing changes. not just the wallpaper and some icons.

  7. Not that much interesting … most of them are just a change in the background … nothing series 
     I my self liked mac OS theme for win 7  <3
    I love the wallpapers for most of the themes above

  8. You people are NASTY !!!!!! Nothing better to do with your time? A few of you could go back to school to learn how to spell………….

  9. Theme For Winodws 7 by ~Arturik1988 in Deviantart is a good theme does not keep my eyes sore. I recommend it

  10. don’t like them. I’m looking for a neutral gray theme (like Adobe CS5 programs or Snow Leopard). Windows 7 themes are ugly as sin, I always find myself using the classic theme (the least ugly of the pack). I’m shocked at M$’s bad taste.

  11. If you can’t admire at one’s creations just don’t comment. I get get irritated seeing those irrelevant comments. It hurts the person who creates and develops it.

    Loosers !!!

  12. I personnaly like “Alternative For Windows 7 RC By ~Oliver182” but as “Hmmm” said above they contained mostly of backgrounds and color changes–things. I dont find it likly that some customize-freaks will like them at all. I enjoy customizing my icons and sounds so that I give live to my desktop. You can see what I am tawking about here http://topwindows7themes.com/ Lots of fully customized windows 7 themes. Do you see the difference 🙂

  13. These are themes only in the Personalize window sense of the term, not in the way that many customize-freaks like me mean when we use the term… what’s posted here are mostly background and color changes–things you can do yourself in Windows 7. Come to think of it, only one or two of them were actually something other than an Aero tweak but the links were broken.

    I’d suggest to anyone reading this who is interested in actually change the layout, look, and feel of Windows 7 to check out the source that many, if not all, of these links point to: deviantart.com

    Good day.

  14. why that task bar is almost same in every theme?
    can’t they change that also? I meant you don’t want to download the entire theme
    just download bunch of wallpapers and adjust the colour fit into it.
    only few of them are worth to download rest of are totally useless.

  15. hi guys thanx for this awesome themes, for those who need to learn hw to install them follow link for video tut and also guy shows hw to change your menu start button , and how to change and install some cool icons for your applications and also how to get cool desktop gadgets and install them link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWhGrPXxy0Y

    Thanx again very much for this themes love almost all of them

  16. These are not themes. Real windows themes are not just different wall paper and color and different gadgets. But then again, I guess people will fall for anything.

    • Well, that’s your opinion and you are entitled to it. I very much doubt you could have created anything better.

      P.S. – Do you kiss you mother with that mouth?

      P.P.S. – Troll harder.

    • There are actually much better.. check deviantart and then come back to these and see if your opion hasn’t changed.

    • No, he’s right…these are stupid. All they are are color themes (besides a small few) that ANYONE can make with matching wallpapers…big whup.

      Search Deviant art for REAL themes…the ones that change the taskbar and other such things…

    • I agree, they suck! I fell asleep while going through this site. Is it that hard to perform on the Internet???

  17. “Windows 7 is the first ever operating system from Microsoft that has been developed largely by keeping user feedback in mind.”
    -Wrong, Micros**t is a corporation fueled by greed just like many other. If anything, they took a step backwards in the way of user feedback and customer satisfaction. Especially with their justification, or lack thereof, for their ‘starter’ edition. They developed a nerfed version of what Windows 7 should have begun to look like then; however, they used to force themselves upon the netbook world. They provide a very basic version of 7 (what, in my opinion should be basic – starter should be a program you run when you are first introduced to windows so you can learn the layout). Even worse, they exert control over your system – hold options hostage unless you buck up. You cant even change your wallpaper for f__ksake. What excuse is there for that? I’ve been using Windows since 3.1 and really Microsoft? You cannot apply themes, or have access to the same color panel that any other version of Windows has. They “claim” its to preserve resources and you will see Windows drones/zombies/fanboys/tools say its important to have it that way because microsoft tells us thats how we should have it……ok really, if you want to change your wallpaper in 7 starter you have to scour the net for a program that will either edit the registry (something the windows wallpaper app does) or runs in the background and eats more resources than windows would in the first place – and the same goes for colors and themes. WindowBlinds is hell on your resources. But even better – if you shell out more dough, Microsoft will allow you access to the components that are already included in Starter by “upgrading” you. I was so frustrated that I spent hours and hours scouring the net and surfing through registry/system files, which brings me to TrustedInstaller and Microsoft’s control over your system – but that’s a different argument; regardless, after all my digging, I have found a way to install themes into 7 Starter without the use of 3rd party software eating my resources….all you need is a little ingenuity and whatever stress reducer you prefer. So after all my stress and messing around with 3rd party programs; I found the answer was right within my own operating system the entire time. Anyway, I gave my computer a new look, got a smile and gave Microsoft the big 1 up….at least for now until they find the loophole and fix it.

    “It is much more faster and better looking than Vista.”
    -I disagree, I have used every Windows OS (even NT and Server) since 3.1 and I can tell you your not gaining any speed on this one. What people fail to take into account is that technology keeps improving; now people are using SSD instead of diskdrives, more RAM, videocards now have more memory. Also, has anyone looked at the system requirements Windows 7 has, especially the higher versions? Its a resource hog, if you can get Vista to utilize VirtualMemory on a SSD, use a large cache size on 2-4GB or more of RAM and your running an Intel i5/i7 processor than Vista would blow Windows 7 out of the water in terms of speed.

    “If you are one of those users looking to upgrade or buy Windows 7, then you should definitely look out for some custom made themes.”
    -Do yourself a favor and don’t upgrade. Obtain one of the free Linux distributions that float around the net (Ubuntu, Mint, OpenSUSE, etc). Sure there are learning curves; however, I have had less problems working with Ubuntu 10 than I have had with Windows 7 so far (not only that but you have much more control and freedom over your OS. Also, Linux is, intrinsically, a much safer operating system (most users do not even have anti-virus software, let alone the anti-spyware, firewall, “defender”, anti-malware, and all the other crap that eats your system resources). Most windows software even runs in Linux thanks to the use of Windows emulators. If you still aren’t interested – buy a Mac, I recently folded and bought a MacBook Air and I’m glad I did – its much faster, more stable, and a hell of a lot nicer than my windows computers are. If people continue to support Micros**t’s path to control, pretty soon they will start instituting “open program limits,” or like electric companies do, charge you to use other web browsers because Windows components are built around IE. If you absolutely have to use windows, like myself, than do yourself a favor and wait for 8, you wont be missing much.

  18. I like how these people just use the windows 7 tools and say, “i created a theme!” No u didnt, all u did is find a wallpaper and drag a bar for a color. Come on people, if ur gonna be taking credit for this, actually do some work. The only one i see here that required actual work doesnt even have a working link. All the rest just use a program to change colors of stuff. Seriously sad >.>

  19. Hello everyone,
    I guess this will help.

    U may not be able to download from this site for certain reasons ranging from ur compur security settings or this site’s scripts requirements.

    If u really think u nid any of these above themes for Windows 7 like i do.

    Do this:
    Copy the name of the theme as it appeared.
    go to google, and paste it in the search bar. edit and add “download” before it as below:

    Google Search bar : download ThaImpact VS for Windows 7 (click search)
    then u’ll see a list of sites where u can download it.
    i downloaded mine @:
    http://djabytown.deviantart.com/art/ThaImpact-VS-119907314

    or simply go to http://djabytown.deviantart.com and search for it.

    Hope this helps!

  20. Hi All

    I’m unable to download the themes from deviantart 🙁

    Somebody help me by uploading all windows themes in
    rapidshare or mediafire please ?

    Thanks in advance

  21. Very nice. I like the black glass theme the best. The one at the top with the skull looks like the hackaday logo! Thanks!

  22. ho hade problems can do this:
    erase every thing on link til “.com” and press go . wen in page , find what you want and go, here u r !!!!
    naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  23. i love to try new things. window7 is so beautiful & fast also. this is real beauty & the brain…. thanks YOU MICROSOFT…………………..

  24. Great collection, despite some of the links don’t work anymore there are some other awesome thems, thank you very much! 😀

  25. since you’re asking 😀 – classic theme 🙂
    but it’s not my choice, it’s my CPUs’ choice and also my integrated graphic cards’ choice so i have to what they say 🙂

    but these themes are trully awesome 🙂 beautiful

  26. soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  27. replacing shell32.dll file of thaimpact into my windows shell32.dll creates serious problem. when i restart my computer, it says that shell32.dll is not found and i’m not able to see any GUI…any idea why this is happening?

  28. hmm..i like the skull theme. but im wondering if there is a theme that make the windows explorer became transparent. and im still waiting a theme like .windows 8(no taskbar)

  29. Why are most of these themes just a wallpaper change and thats it? I thought a Windows 7 theme meant that the UI elements changed as well..?

  30. i was looking for icon, taskbar changer themes for over three months. i clicked this site and got i needed. this is just great work keep it up love you

  31. Hi…..I have windows 7 64-bit. I have downloaded some other 3rd party non microsoft themes but they wont apply. I also ran the UXtheme patcher but the themes wont apply. I also wanna know how can I change the Taskbar Style as i just dont want to change my WALLPAPERS alone as this is easy. But i want to apply whole theme with different style and effects. Like the effect shown in this Theme. For Example, check out the AERO DIAMOND THEME, THAI IMPACT, SKULL THEME, WINDOWS 7 SIMPLE BLACK GLASS, all on this very PAGE. you can see the start menu, taskbar, my computer's folders effects too. I want to change it all. Please do let me know. what patcher or program should i use. please please please….
    check out the WINDOWS 7 AERO DIAMOND theme. I also want to apply effects too.

  32. Hi…..I have windows 7 64-bit. I have downloaded some other 3rd party non microsoft themes but they wont apply. I also ran the UXtheme patcher but the themes wont apply. I also wanna know how can I change the Taskbar Style as i just dont want to change my WALLPAPERS alone as this is easy. But i want to apply whole theme with different style and effects. Like the effect shown in this Theme. For Example, check out the AERO DIAMOND THEME, THAI IMPACT, SKULL THEME, WINDOWS 7 SIMPLE BLACK GLASS, all on this very PAGE. you can see the start menu, taskbar, my computer's folders effects too. I want to change it all. Please do let me know. what patcher or program should i use. please please please….
    check out the WINDOWS 7 AERO DIAMOND theme. I also want to apply effects too.

  33. Greeting Guys, i have recently downloaded the ThaImpact themes. After taken the ownweship, i proceed with copied the files to the respective folder according to the instruction given and restart my PC. Unfortunately, during the reboot, one of the file in the RTM folder was missing (Shell32.dll), now my PC can't be started as usual :C How can i Solve this problem, could anyone out there assist me on this? Please email me at wokyerbunzoph@hotmail.com

  34. hey while copying it to themes folder in resource…it shows access deinied or route not found…plz help guys…wat shd i do?

  35. i have installed skull visual in 64 bit now it has corrupted my themepack file and i m not able 2 install any other theme ,,plz help me by providing default windows themepack files ie…themeservice.dll ,themeui.dll and uxtheme.dll found in system 32

    • Hello, thanks for the good and cool themes,
      but why is not glass view for me?? like other themes i have in my windows
      any one can tell me plz?

    • HOw to download the themese ??
      i want Desk 09 with New Windows 7 OS by Dr-Bee theme how to get it???

  36. why wen i try to instal woodstock it downloads but opens up with my media player? how to get it to open as a theme?

  37. these are mad themes 🙂
    anways, i would like to install these two:

    WINDOWS 7 SIMPLE BLACK GLASS BY ~FELIIPETAUMATURGO

    WATERBOMB AND WINDOWS 7 BY ~ADRENALIZE81

  38. All you should have to do is to download the theme file with accompanying folders to C:/Windows/Resources/Themes/ then right click on the desktop background, click personalize, and change the theme. Easy as pie.

  39. ThaImpact is just what I was looking for. Seems most 'Themes' are just color/background changes. I was looking for that 'raised-look' of the titlebar.
    Thanks so much.

  40. You should upload those to http://www.windows-7-themes.com . I just started uploading all my windows 7 theme packs there. All you have to do is sign up for an author account, check your e-mail and activate it. Then whenever you login you'll have a new block on the left that says “create content”. Pretty cool so far.

  41. heyy when i download this themes and try to install it does not get installed so can you please tell me how can i install this on window seven?

    • To apply the theme,

      1. Copy all the items in the folder ‘Theme’ to c:WindowsResourcesThemes
      2. Then, right-click on the desktop & choose ‘Personalize’
      3. Choose the ‘Purity 7’ theme in the ‘Installed Themes’ section.

      32bit:
      Right-click, take ownership for the original system files.For the explorer, just copy it into the folder windows & the others just copy them into the system32 folder.
      Then,restart your computer.

      64bit:
      Right-click, take ownership for the original system files.For the explorer, just copy it into the folder windows. The others just copy them into the system32 folder.
      Then,restart your computer.

      Notes:You’re advised to make a backup of your availableoriginal components before replace them with the components provided in the pack.

      Enjoy!

  42. wow its beautiful but i have a problem. im pretty sure that the themes are fine and its my fault but i couldnt find the awnser for the problem.so look when i apply the theme everything changes but not the taskbar and the main windows appears something like windows 98.. does anyone know why is this??:P am i having any problems with aero?
    Plz help:D

  43. In XP, themes changed window borders, scrollbars, cursors etc., completely enhancing the environment.
    These themes just seem to change the wallpaper!
    Or am I missing something here ?

  44. I´m using this one because I freaking love the Wallpaper

    Theme For Winodws 7 by ~Arturik1988

    But I was wondering, How do I Innstal this theme

    ThaImpact VS for Windows 7 RC by ~DjabyTown

    There are so many files and stuff like that, where Do I put them?

    THANX! AWESOME THEMES

  45. hi, could somebody send me the:

    “Windows 7 Simple Black Glass by ~feliipetaumaturgo”,
    “Theme For Winodws 7 by ~Arturik1988”
    “OnlyBlack Windows 7 RC theme by ~tonev”
    “Windows7 Black Transparent by ~pegass”

    and that's all: thank you. PLEASE SEND ME THIS PLEASE.
    my mail is andresaic@hotmail.com 😀

  46. I already had this theme on a test computer i used to explore windows 7 ages ago.
    Windows 7 with Classic Theme by ~RainingSkies

    • Hello friend these themes are very good but i cant install it in windows 7 pre beta version. plzzz help me

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