Change Up the Scenery with these Free Windows 7 Themes

If you want to jazz up the look and feel of your Windows 7 check out the free themes you can download and install.

Update: Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Make sure you have Windows 10 installed on your system. For more, check out how to install themes on Windows 10.

When you spend as much time in front of the computer as we do, it’s nice to add a little variety to your system. One way to do this is by changing your Windows 7 Theme. A theme is a combination of photos, colors, and sounds combined to create rotating desktop backgrounds, screen savers, and a sound scheme. Some even include new desktop icons and mouse pointers. So, being that it’s Friday, let’s change the scenery up a bit by applying some new free Windows 7 themes.

Download Windows 7 Themes

Visit the Microsoft Windows 7 themes gallery to start your search for a theme that matches your Friday mood. All the themes are free (for personal use), and the selection is quite extensive. They include everything from Movies, Games, and Brands as well as Seasons and Places.

windows 7 themes download

For summer, my personal favorite theme is the amazing surfing theme. The shots are just amazing, and it honestly makes me pause and smile each time I see the imagery on my desktop.

windows 7 free theme surfing

A close second would be the sailing theme. With even more great summer-related shots and pictures of the sea from dusk ‘till dawn, this is a theme you’ll surely like.

windows 7 free theme sailing

Installing a theme is simple. Once you’ve found the theme you want to apply to your system, click the Download button.

windows 7 free theme sailing download

Save the Theme when prompted.

windows 7 free theme save

Open the Theme once the download is finished.

windows 7 free theme open install

Windows will automatically decompress the theme and set it as your new theme.

Windows 7 Theme Library

To select a different Windows 7 theme you already have installed or check out what themes you might already have, right-click the Desktop and click Personalize.

windows 7 - open themes

What is your Windows 7 theme? Drop a note in the comments.



  1. Spencer

    September 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Awesome. I had no idea. Just installed Gears of war!

  2. DJ Jazzy

    September 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm


    • Steve Krause

      September 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      That must be a good theme. ;)

  3. Brian Burgess

    September 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I dig the NASA Spacescapes theme. You can also create your own themes too.

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