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Get Your New Windows 7 Themes Right Here

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 18 comments

Now you can have a Coca-Cola vs Pepsi match on your desktop theme.

So you've just installed Windows 7 and you're looking to make it your own. The appearance of one's OS is something that is deeply personal. Just take a look at your own desktop and compare it to the settings of others – totally different, right?

Windows 7 makes customization easier with more theme choices. While going with a pre-made theme does kind of go against the whole idea of complete customization, they still make for interesting starting points. Or, maybe you just want a Coca-Cola, Ferrari or Gears of War desktop theme.

Microsoft has updated its personalization gallery with fresh themes from movies such as Avatar and people movers such as Ducati and Porsche. If you're feeling patriotic or you just want to soak in the ambiance from another country, you can also download the international themes, which include scenery from around the world.

Check it all out here and let us know which one you end up going with.

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    jomofro39 , October 22, 2009 5:57 PM
    I got all the fast things and coca-cola. Keep 'em hyped, keep 'em fast. Thanks for pointing these out. Vroom Vroom.
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    hispeed120 , October 22, 2009 6:04 PM
    I've always been a fan of Ferrari, and normally my desktop reflects such. However, the Ferrari theme here just has the wrong red, and it doesn't look that good. However, that 458 that they use is a different story! :) 
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    buwish , October 22, 2009 6:24 PM
    Went with Russia...my home away from home.
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    cekasone , October 22, 2009 6:32 PM
    will these work with the RC?
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    Anonymous , October 22, 2009 6:42 PM
    About time they released more themes! :) 

    Then again, I've got something like around 60 backgrounds with a different one showing every 3 minutes on my system.

    What I would like to see them release is themes geared for multi-monitor setups. Now that would be cool. :D 
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    AdamB5000 , October 22, 2009 7:26 PM
    Question for you all. I don't have Win7 yet. I will buy it for my next build. That picture shown above, is that a wallpaper that is shipped with Win 7 or is it part of a downloadable theme? I think the picture above would make a very interesting wallpaper!
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    eddieroolz , October 22, 2009 8:10 PM
    I skinned my Windows 7, so as of yet no need for these. Makes it very easy for novices though!
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    eyemaster , October 22, 2009 8:21 PM
    AdamB5000Question for you all. I don't have Win7 yet. I will buy it for my next build. That picture shown above, is that a wallpaper that is shipped with Win 7 or is it part of a downloadable theme? I think the picture above would make a very interesting wallpaper!


    Windows 7 has wall papers, but also you can decide if your wallpaper changes every few minutes. I selected a folder of my pictures as a wallpaper, so it scrolls through them over time.
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    Shadow703793 , October 22, 2009 9:16 PM
    WHAT?!?!? No Crysis theme yet?!?!? No COD4??? :lol: 
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    JonathanDeane , October 22, 2009 9:59 PM
    No mention of the new gadgets? :) 

    Some of those are even cooler then the new desktops wootness. lol

    I went with the Coca Cola one, at least until they come out with a Mountain Dew and Doritos one....
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    Manos , October 23, 2009 12:19 PM
    Thanks for the heads up for themes and was thinking about it just a couple of days ago. Was a good chance to also add a few gadgets on the desktop for a bit. I noticed 2 things. No Halo theme but only Gears? Also so many countries yet no Greece? :p  Shame on you!
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    Regulas , October 23, 2009 1:43 PM
    Anyone who would use a theme supporting a big company is a mindless troll. I wonder if and how much these companies paid MS to include their product, it is stealth advertisement. Just like people who were clothes and are walking advertisements, the funny thing is they pay to do it too.
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    Regulas , October 23, 2009 1:45 PM
    eyemasterWindows 7 has wall papers, but also you can decide if your wallpaper changes every few minutes. I selected a folder of my pictures as a wallpaper, so it scrolls through them over time.

    This is not new, XP does it and I think 98 did too but I may be wrong on that one. So does OS X, Linux can do it.
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 3:02 AM
    how can i have a 3D bronze mouse pointer?
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    ominous prime , October 24, 2009 3:48 PM
    This is a really clean design by Windows, I'm liking 7 so far. *knock on wood*
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    eastcoaster , October 26, 2009 4:34 AM
    I went with a nice shot of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia in Canada with mine. That's my original home.
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    okibrian , October 26, 2009 4:49 AM
    Do they got anything in porn? :-)
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    cesto , November 15, 2009 4:58 AM
    YES !!! Where is the Bronze Pointer???