How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7

Windows 7 offers a great set of themes you can use to customise the look and feel of your computer’s desktop. I’ll bet you didn’t know that there are actually quite a few hidden themes based on locations around the world. By default Windows only displays one of these localised themes based on the country which you are in.

Here is a the run down on how to access these hidden themes.

    • In the search box on your start menu type ‘C:WindowsGlobalizationMCT” and press enter.

  • A list of folders will be displayed ‘MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, MCT-ZA’. Each of these folders contains themes based on imagery from different countries. Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa respectively.
  • Open up the folder of your choice. Inside you will find another folder called ‘Themes’, open this folder up and double click on the file inside.
  • The Personalisation settings for Windows will appear with your new theme all ready to go! Apply the changes and you are all done. Repeat the process for the others if you wish. The screenshot below shows my computer with the ‘Canada’ theme enabled on it.