In this tutorial, we'll be installing third party themes on windows 10 to customize the look of your overall system.
Let's be honest, Windows 10 is great and has improved a lot than it was once.
However, you've very less control over the customization options.
It's your computer and you should have the full control of it.
Remember Windows 7? In windows 7 you could install third party themes downloaded from the internet and customize your PC the way you want it.
Then came, Windows 10, you can install themes on it, but, all it does is change some colors and wallpapers. Not much. Not that appealing.
Well, let me tell you, there's a way you can do it.
Let's get started.
Oh, Before you proceed, Beware that installing third party themes incorrectly may encounter in wierd problems, such as black screen on desktop. You must be able to recover them.
Create a System Restore Point before proceeding.
This tutorial is intended for people having the latest version of Windows 10 (v1903)
To check your version:
- Open Notepad.
- Click on Help
- About Notepad
If you are on the same version of Windows, you may proceed with the steps. If not, you may want to read the steps, and find required file(s) for your version of windows from other sources.
⚠ ALERT: DO NOT INSTALL THEMES MADE FOR A DIFFERENT VERSION OF WINDOWS. ⚠
First things first,
Download the zip file provided, and extract it using 7zip File Manager or Winrar
(Download link provided at the bottom of this page.)
- Install the UxThemeEngine on your PC and patch the system.
- Restart Your PC.
The Downloaded file contains one Theme Pack named Adapta.
Copy all the files and folders from the 'Adapta'.
- Press Win+R >> Run Command
- Paste all the copied files and folders there.
- Once Done, Go to Settings > Personalization > Themes
- And Choose the theme (Adapta).
In case, something goes wrong, check out this thread: https://www.tenforums.com/customization/76077-ultrauxthemepatcher-recover-black-grey-screen-windows-8-10-a.html
You can find more themes on https://www.deviantart.com/
Just search for "windows 10 themes" there.
Be sure of downloading a theme for your version of windows.
Here's the Download Link: