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Windows 7: Access Hidden International Themes

When you set up Windows 7 and choose your language and region, it gives you the themes for what you pick. Here’s how to access more hidden International Themes on your Windows 7 system.

First click on Start and type: C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT into the Search box and hit Enter.

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In the MCT folder that opens you’ll find themes for Australia, Canada, Great Britain, South America and the US.
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Double click any of these folders and open the Theme folder.

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Here you’ll find the Theme for that country or region.

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Double click on the Theme to launch it. Here’s an example of the Theme for Canada.

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After you apply an International Theme, it will appear in My Themes.

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That’s all there is to it. Also, check out our article on how to change up the Windows 7 UI with other supplied themes.

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3 Responses to Windows 7: Access Hidden International Themes

  1. Taos December 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Awesome tip!

    I live the background of the mountain and lake. Usin it now!

    Thank you Brian.

  2. Chris December 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Search C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT results no items to match
    in Win 7 HP

    • Devyat December 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

      Same here. I’m running Windows 7 Pro, SP1 and there’s no MCT folder in C:\Windows\Globalization, only \ELS and \Sorting…

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