Install Themes on Windows 10? How to Do It

Customization is the key to decorating your computer. There is a multitude of options for Windows 10 to fine-tune your computer into something that is vivid and doesn’t put you to sleep. Themes are always on the top of the list when coming to customization. It goes from general appeal to the actual interface. Windows 10 themes allow the customization of features from the wallpapers, color tones, to the wallpaper.

If you are using a Windows 10 computer and want to change its default theme, here is how you can do that.

Microsoft Themes

From Windows 10, there is a cool selection of themes directly on the Microsoft website. It’s a relief since the old ones were very boring. Themes will be divided into different categories, which are easy to find. Each one will have its own display and give a preview of what will be applied to your computer if you decide to use it. For users that are using multiple monitors, the perfect category is the panoramic one, giving you an impressive display. To install themes on your Windows 10 computer:

  1. Download your favorite theme from the official Microsoft website. They’re quite light so you no need to worry much about data consumption.
  2. After the download is complete, open the file and it will unpack the theme for the
  3. Close the tabs and right-click on an empty spot on your It will show up a small set of desktop operations, simply click on ‘personalize’ tab.
  4. It will open the settings panel. From there, choose ‘Go to Themes’ option
  5. Once opened, choose the theme you have unpacked. If it’s done correctly, it will be part of the available themes, you just need to remember its title in case there is a range of themes available on your computer.
  6. Once it’s selected, just click on “Use Custom Theme’ option to apply the change and the theme will instantly become active.

Downloading and installing themes from the Microsoft website is the best solution, but it’s not the quickest way. New themes can easily be installed through a short following method below but it will not give a wide selection, so it’s usually not recommendable.

  1. From your Windows 10 start menu, go to Settings and click on ‘themes’
  2. You will have an option to get more themes, which is under the option to apply a different theme.
  3. Click on it to open the MS Store and then download a different theme. The rest of the process is similar to the steps above.

Also see: How To Fix Windows 10 May 2019 Update Problems

Install Third-Party Themes

There are only some third party themes available from developers. The mark of safety will be a digital signature by Microsoft. But, these themes are also available on the MS Store, so you can easily install them by following the regular process.

If you đơnlaod themes from other unverified sources, it might require installation of a patch first before you install the main theme. If you are required to take this route, make sure to create a restore point first in case something can go wrong on your computer.

Warning:

  1. Make sure the themes are specially designed for Windows 10. Unlike other software, themes are not versatile across devices and they will not work or make your computer crashed if they are installed in the wrong OS.
  2. The design of Windows 10 version is a little restrictive when coming to customization, so you should not do when it comes to meddling with the interface
  3. Themes disposal might have strange settings that are non-optional. However, these can be suitable for your personal purposes in spite of the restrictions to additional tweaks.
  4. Third-party themes created by developers should be avoided regardless of how they are impressive since you might encounter a very big malware risk.

That’s how to download and install themes on Windows 10 computer. If you know other simple ways to customize your computer, let’s know in the comment below.

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