Two New Official Windows 7 Themes Released - gHacks Tech News

Two New Official Windows 7 Themes Released

In time for Halloween and the autumn season are two new official themes for Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7. The themes are offered in themepack format, a new format introduced in Windows 7 that allows one-click installations of themes in the operating system.

Themepack files on the other hand are nothing more than archives that can be unpacked with a suitable unpacker, such as 7-Zip. The Windows 7 has published a guide on How To Use Windows 7 Themes On XP And Vista PCs.

Back to the two themes. The first themepack released is a lightning theme for Windows 7, perfectly suited for the autumn season.

lightning theme

The theme offers 14 different lightning wallpaper images taken in various locations of the world. You find screenshots and separate downloads of all wallpapers at Microsoft Releases Lightning Theme For Windows 7. The theme with a size of 5.7 Megabytes can be downloaded from this Microsoft server.

The second theme is a Halloween theme for for that one special day in October, the the night before All Hallows Day. This theme is more advanced, as it offers not only wallpaper images, but also sounds which most official themes do not offer. The theme offers 15 wallpaper images and 12 system sounds. This raises the size of the wallpaper themepack to more than 10 Megabytes.

You can take a look at all wallpaper images of the theme over at the Halloween Theme for Windows post, or download the theme right away from Microsoft.

halloween theme

Microsoft is pushing out new themes for Windows 7 on a regular basis, which is an effective strategy to offer new contents for the system. These kind of themes are quickly created, but provide lots of value for that.

If you are using Windows 7, have you downloaded new themes for the operating system? Let us know in the comments.

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    1. Renji said on October 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Downloaded it!

    2. Tyler said on October 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      You don’t actually need 7-Zip to extract the files. Themepack files are actually Microsoft Cabinet files. Just rename to .cab and double click the file in Explorer.

    3. Michael said on October 21, 2010 at 3:02 am

      Got both and love them equally.

    4. SCBright said on October 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      Here, at the South Hemisphere, is Spring Time now and we don’t have such thing as Halloween. But the lightning theme is wonderful and I dowloaded it. Thanks for this!

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