Install third party themes on windows 10

Mithu Mithu Nov 13, 2019 · 2 mins read
Install third party themes on windows 10

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.

System restore

system restore 2

This tutorial is intended for people having the latest version of Windows 10 (v1903)
To check your version:

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Click on Help
  3. About Notepad

win version check

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.


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.)

  1. Install the UxThemeEngine on your PC and patch the system.
  2. Restart Your PC.

installing uxtheme engine


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.

           copy themes

           go to resources/themes

           paste the files and folders


  • Once Done, Go to Settings > Personalization > Themes
  • And Choose the theme (Adapta).

set the theme

In case, something goes wrong, check out this thread: 

You can find more themes on
Just search for  "windows 10 themes" there.

Be sure of downloading a theme for your version of windows.

Here's the Download Link: 
UxThemeEngine Download



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