Use the basic Windows Vista themes to brighten up and personalize your computer
Windows Vista has a basic theme selector and includes a small number of Windows Vista themes right out of the box. You can also download more themes from the Microsoft Download Center, or various places on the Internet. With the help of this short video guide you’ll be able to add and change basic themes to your hearts content.
Not using Windows Vista? Tutorials for changing basic themes are available for Windows 7 and 8 and Windows XP users too. Click here for the Windows XP version, or click here for the Windows 7/8 version.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
Downloading more themes – Many sites on the Internet offer free themes for download. Care must be taken however, as some less reputable sites have been known to bundle spyware or other malware in with their downloads. Be careful to read any end user license agreement and also run an up-to-date antivirus package.
You should also check the requirements for the theme you are downloading as many themes require extra software before they will install. However, themes that claim to need “Microsoft Plus!” will usually still work providing you change the installation directory as shown in the video. Most themes do not include an automatic installer, so you should check the installation instructions provided on the website.
Snoopy theme – The Snoopy theme featured in the video was downloaded from wvpdles.com. Sadly that site is no longer available.
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