Hidden Themes in Windows 7

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  1. NICK ADSL UK
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    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    Hidden Themes in Windows 7

    just to remind you as we head to-wards the launch of windows 7 in that there are some additional hidden themes to be unlocked for those of you wishing to do so
    Now to unlock them remember that they are super hidden so you will need to do the following

    1. Open Windows Explorer

    2. Click Organize, and select Folder and Search Options.

    3. Go to View tab.

    4. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). If prompted with confirmation, click Yes.

    5. Click OK.

    6. Browse to the following folder:
    Windows\Globalization
    in this folder you will find the following files
    ELS and sorting
    don't concern yourself with these two folders but in the top right hand corner in the search bar your see the words search Globalization click in THE pane which will then be blank and then input the words C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT at this point the following theme folders will be revealed you then just click on those you require

    7. There are five folders you need to look for with format MCT-XX (where XX is AU, CA, GB, US, or ZA) which represents globalization settings for each region. Go into the folder that you want to activate its theme

    i have enclosed some screen shots for if you get stuck and enjoy

    don't forget when your finished to go back to your folder options in the control panel and re tick Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files to hide again--

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  2. DVD+R
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    DVD+R Registered Member

    They are all downloadable anyway if you Google them ;)
  3. Fuzzfas
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    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Thank you Nick. But, for the love of God, what are they smoking on MS? What's the point in shipping a new OS with "supper hidden" themeso_O Is it an easter egg only for uber-techie users? :rolleyes:
  4. firzen771
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    firzen771 Registered Member

    all they really are, are pictures and a colour change, nothing really major that id care if they wer there or not.
  5. aigle
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    aigle Registered Member

    But Q is why they even bothered to hide them?
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