Deskthemepack Installer for Windows 7

As you may know, Windows 8 has introduced a new format for themes - *.deskthemepack files. For example, almost all Panoramic themes in official Microsoft theme gallery are deskthemepack files.
Deskthemepack Installer is unique solution for Windows 7 users which allows to install Windows 8 themes with one click.

As you can see, the user interface is very simple. The following options are available:
  • Install a deskthemepack file - self explained. Click this option to browse for desktheme file and install it into Windows 7.
  • Associate with *.deskthemepack files - installs an association for deskthemepack files in Windows 7. You will be able to apply Windows 8 theme just like regular theme pack of Windows 7.
  • Remove *.deskthemepack associations - removes the association which was set with option mentioned above.

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Deskthemepack Installer is portable application that does not require to be installed.

It works in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate.

Deskthemepack Installer does not work in Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter. I will implement support of those editions of Windows 7 with next major release of Personalization Panel 3.0. Please be patient.

Deskthemepack Installer does not provide autocolorization of window frames and/or panoramic view of wallpapers like in Windows 8. It just converts Windows 8 themes into format compatible with Windows 7.

Even you are free to place Deskthemepack Installer anywhere you want, in any folder, you should keep in mind the following: if you have set the *.deskthemepack files association and then moved DeskthemepackInstaller.exe to another folder, your associations will be broken - Windows will be not able to find it.
To fix the issue, you have to run Deskthemepack Installer from new location and click the Remove *.deskthemepack associations button and then click Associate with *.deskthemepack files again.

Deskthemepack Installer for Windows 7 in action

How to report a bug

Send me an email and provide the link to theme you have issue with brief description of the issue.

Download: Deskthemepack Installer for Windows 7

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fcl | 09 Apr 13

Awesome! Thank you very much, man!

Guest | 14 Apr 13

Awesome! Thank you very much!

shu | 27 Apr 13

I will try.

Guest | 01 May 13

Works with Aero Patch in Windows 7 Starter/Basic?

Sergey | 01 May 13
Comments: 501

Yes it works

amny woul | 06 Jun 13

thank you work good:)

tbm | 10 Jun 13

makes two the same wallpapers on two monitors. doesnt make sense. doesnt make panoramic

Sergey | 10 Jun 13
Comments: 501

Nobody claimed the panoramic feature. It adds *.deskthemepack handling.
If it doesn't make sense for you, don't speak from all.
According to the download counter, people like it.

yer | 26 Aug 13

how to install it? still asking me to open file while im stalling it.

layer7 | 08 Sep 13

To make the panoramic feature work simply edit the .theme file with notepad and change the "TileWallpaper=0" under [Control Panel\Desktop] to "TileWallpaper=1". Works a treat.

Thanks Sergey

johnlgalt | 16 Oct 13

Thanks, Sergey

Stephan | 20 Dec 13

This is a nice really utility, Sergey, and it works well in converting Windows 8 themes into format compatible with Windows 7. But like you said it does not provide panoramic view of wallpapers like in Windows 8. Do you know of any "tricks" or utility to do that? I have two monitors and it would to find out if there is a way to do panoramic view across my two monitors in Windows 7. Thanks!

Scott | 22 Jan 14

Note that in Windows 7 you don't need to edit the registry, there's an easier way:

1. Right click the desktop and select "Personalize"
2. Bottom of the window click on "Desktop Background Slide Show"
3. For Picture position select "Tile"
4. Click "Save changes"

SamirPA | 14 Mar 14

Wow Sergey! This is amazing!
But I would like to ask you if it's possible to you create the opposite? To make the Win7 themes be available to Win 8-8.1? So I'll be the happier man in the world. Thanks bro!

Sergey | 14 Mar 14
Comments: 501

Aren't they already compatible?

A username | 24 Mar 14

At my buddy it wouldn't work really in Windows 7 x64
Is it possible to add German language?

Ruhan shan | 22 Apr 14

Yo yo honey sigh.

dani | 27 Apr 14


AltNrg4U | 01 May 14

Layer7 I want to thank you so much. Your method works perfectly!

Guest | 06 Aug 14

Your panoramic *.deskthemepack file import in Win7 works nicely. Thanks!

Once in "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization", do not forget to select "Tile" as "Picture position" when choosing your panoramic desktop background. The picture will then display on your dual monitor as expected.

smurf | 09 Sep 14

I wish that there is also a program that changes windows themes automatically. Set a exact date(day, week, month) and it will change it for u.

Sergey | 10 Sep 14
Comments: 501

I will show you how you can do it.
Come tomorrow.

smurf | 14 Sep 14

i will be very thankful if u show how.
i searched everywhere and haven't found anything that works.

Rakesh | 29 Nov 14

Very nice application

sunnyorlando | 15 Jan 15

I have downloaded and unzipped the file.
I have three files in a folder now:
> DeskthemepackInstaller.exe
> Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Cab.dll
> Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.dll

When I d-click the .exe, nothing happens.

Whats missing?

Running Windows 7 Pro with all updates


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