Archives for June 2013

My Eye Candy

I love my ‘eye candy’.  I use a lot of Desktop themes from Microsoft and change them often.  There are lots of those themes and some websites have themes available as well.

So one of the first things I did when I installed the preview for Windows 8.1, (after I looked it over a bit) was to install some themes. There are some really nice themes for Windows 8, but those won’t install on Windows 7. (Why not, Microsoft?)

But you can still have them on Windows 7.

First, using Windows 8, I went to AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Themes and selected the theme with the pictures I wanted.

Note: To view AppData, you must have viewing hidden files and folders enabled.

Then I opened the ‘Desktop Background’ folder, copied all the photos and put them into a new folder on the Desktop.

I copied the folder to my Windows 7 and then created a new theme in Windows 7.

The How To Geek has a tutorial on how to make your own themes.

Hooray for eye candy!