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how to unlock window 7 hidden theme?

by zaidi14 / March 19, 2012 6:14 PM PDT


I have heard that window 7 has hidden theme which are even more amazing then there default theme.

If any one of you guys know about it then please tell me.

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(NT) Where did you hear that?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 19, 2012 6:33 PM PDT
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Weren't these just in the RC?
by Steven Haninger / March 19, 2012 8:51 PM PDT

Never heard of such a thing in the final version. What you might do is google this and also add windows 7 easter eggs if you really care to look for hidden doors.

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Seems a bit dubious
by Jimmy Greystone / March 20, 2012 2:36 AM PDT

Seems a bit dubious to me. If it were that great, why would they hide it? The only real plausible reason that comes to mind is that there's some kind of nasty issue with it, or they never had time to optimize it fully. Something along the lines of it not being ready for prime time. And if that were the case, you'd think by now they would have had the time to put whatever finishing touches were needed on it and flip the switch, but it's been what maybe 2 years since Windows 7 came out, and still nothing? If it existed, and if they were ever going to release it, it would have happened by now.

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This is what you are probably asking about ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 20, 2012 6:11 AM PDT
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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 7:09 AM PDT

not on my Windows 7 Ultimate Retail. I have the "Globalization" folder, but no MCT sub-folder.

I'm guessing it was removed from OEM and Retail versions, but I am not sure.


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Control Panel-Personalization
by Darrell / March 21, 2012 11:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Sadly

or a right click to Desktop to Personlizations and listed are More Themes. It may be short so pull it down. Darrell

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(NT) Yep. I knew that.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 21, 2012 10:29 PM PDT
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Nope, it wasn't removed BUT ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 23, 2012 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Sadly

you do need to unhide it via the folders options to view hidden and system files.

Try this .
Open Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View tab
and choose the option of Unhide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.

Now you should be able to browse to C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT: MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, and MCT-ZA.

Each sub-folder has wallpapers for a specific country: AU for Australia, CA for Canada, GB for Great Britain, US for the United States, and ZA for South Africa.

For any of the countries whose wallpaper and themes you want to use, go into its Theme folder, for example, C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme. Double-click the theme you see there (for example ZA)

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Ohh Idiot!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 23, 2012 10:08 PM PDT

Not you, me!!

I knew that, honest. Devil

Thanks Edward. I already had Show files, but never thought of hidden system protected folders and files.

Got them now.


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by zaidi14 / March 25, 2012 8:35 PM PDT

thanks for the information

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by agamegame / March 27, 2012 8:05 PM PDT

Open Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View tab
and choose the option of Unhide the Windows 7 System and Protected Operating System files.

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